Through a cooperative agreement between the City and the County, a
non-profit corporation, governed by a board of directors, has been
created to oversee the day-to-day activities of the Animal Welfare
The board and staff members of the animal center focus on adoptions
and educational programs, especially the importance of spaying and
neutering pets to prevent animal overpopulation.
Appointment of Board Members
The Board consists of eleven (11) members. Five (5) members are
appointed by the Mayor, with majority approval of the City Council.
Four (4) members are appointed by the county Mayor, with majority
approval of the County Commission. One (1) member is appointed by
the County Commission and the final member (1) is appointed by the
Knoxville Academy of Veterinary Medicine. Terms are for three years.
Members can serve no more than two consecutive terms.