HSJC was a foster-based shelter.
HSJC was incorporated as a non-profit welfare group with the State of Tennessee. Volunteers continued operating out of their homes as fosters.
The first animal control is jointly funded by Dandridge, Jefferson City, New Market, White Pine and the county. These five governmental bodies paid for the first ACO and ACO vehicle. HSJC volunteers used the old Jefferson City dog pound for dogs and kept cats in the homes.
HSJC volunteers built the first county wide animal shelter from private donations. The facility housed dogs and cats and was used by Animal Control and operated by HSJC volunteers.
July 1989 - July 1993
HSJC keeps the Animal Shelter open with volunteers, donations and modest support from Jefferson City and Jefferson County.
HSJC closes the animal shelter due to lack of operating and disrepair.
HSJC re-opens the county shelter with emergency funds from the cities and private donations.
An annual budget funded by the cities and county allow the animal shelter to function.
HSJC completes the reconstruction of the animal shelter funded by private donations.
A new wing is added to the shelter to house puppies. New cages were purchased and heat added.
HSJC added a building to house cats as well as a separate room for a community cat room.
HSJC purchased 6 new kennels, dog beds, and a storage building thanks to generous donors.
HSJC purchased a new facility and began renovations.
HSJC gave up the county contract to become a private and true no-kill rescue organization.
HSJC re-opened in the new location in Dandridge as a private, no-kill rescue organization.
With the help of a generous donor, we were able to purchase more dog kennels to humanely house more homeless pets.
We purchased 5 dog kennels and set them up along the outside of our dog room to make indoor/outdoor kennels for our larger dogs. This gives the dogs more space and gives them the opportunity to go outside whenever they like.
Thanks to generous donations, we were able to purchase a cat house. This addition will help us save the lives of more cats.