"Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care can we help. Only if we help shall they be saved."
.We will prevent euthanasia through sterilization. We will promote spay and neuter as the way of preventing pet overpopulation.
Paw-Purr P.E.T.S ( Preventing Euthanasia Through Sterilization) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit all volunteer organization that was established in 2011 and is based in the East Tennessee area. P.E.T.S has no paid employees or staff. Management of all spay/neuter programs, fund-raising, and administrative functions are performed strictly by volunteers. Our mission is to reduce the number stray animals and animals euthanized in shelters by providing low-cost spay/neuter assistance. We negotiate discounts with vets and spay and neuter clinics supportive of our cause, connect you with rescues local to our area who have low-cost spay/neuter vouchers and point you to low-cost clinics in our area to provide you with the most affordable means of putting an end to your unwanted litters while saving the lives and end the suffering of innocent animals for years to come.
We are a 2012 Alley Cat Allies Community Impact Award winner for our "Boo On Broad" project.
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Provides assistance to all local pet owners as funding allows. Priority will given to those who are most in need. At the present time we are concentrating our efforts on the Blountville/ Bluff city area of East Tennessee. But, we will help anyone spay and neuter their animals as funding allows.
Provides assistance to local low-income pet owners and cat friends feeding feral cats. All food events are held as often as the donated food allows us to provide for others.
P.E.T.S holds and attends many events, please stop by and say hello.
Please check our events page often for updates.
Why should I care about spaying or neutering my pets?
Every year, kittens and puppies are born into short lives of suffering and death in East Tennessee because people did not spay or neuter their pets. There are simply not enough homes for the animals that are born because of this type of neglect.
The HSUS estimates that animal shelters care for 6-8 million dogs and cats every year in the United States every year at shelters across the country, far too many.to find homes. Of those, Three to four million — or about one every eight seconds — in our U.S shelters each year, healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized These numbers don't even consider those that don't make it as far as the shelter — the unwanted litters fall prey to predators as they try to fend for themselves, sick and hungry, discarded by the families that once loved them, given up to disreputable rescues or tied up by short chains in all weather conditions in a backyard. Others wander the streets and are hit by cars, freeze to death or worse are sold for medical research or taken by dog fighters and used as bait for young pups.
Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love and care for them. Consider the fact that in six short years, one female dog and her offspring can give birth to 67,000 puppies. In seven years, one cat and her young can produce 420,000 kittens.
Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog.