UCAS is a non-profit organization founded in 2008. We provide a safe haven for the animals of Unicoi County. Although our shelter is small, we have big hearts here!

We are a NO KILL facility who works law enforcement to investigate cases of animal abuse & neglect. All the while working with animal rescue groups to provide our pets with a home for rehabilitation & care.

If you need to report animal abuse or neglect, complaints must be submitted directly to animal control by phone: 423-743-3071.


Please give to our pets in need. You may click the “Donate” button or choose items from our wish list for the “Offline Donation” option.


Volunteers are an important part of our organization. With their help, we are able to focus on the welfare of our animals and encourage positive relationships between animals and people.

Numerous volunteer opportunities are available, such as walking the dogs, cleaning kennels, bathing animals, and simply showing our animals love. Call or come by the shelter for more information. All volunteers 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Our wish list includes:

*Cat Litter
*Dry cat/dog food (Whiskas, Purina One, Iams, 4Health, brands not heavy in dyes please to avoid tummy upset)
*Blankets, bedding, towels
*Bleach (germicidal)
*Fabuloso, liquid dish soap (Dawn), laundry detergent, and other cleaning supplies
*13 gal trash bags
*Dog/Cat treats and chews
*Dog/Cat toys
*Peanut butter
*Wet/Canned food
*Paper towels
*Stainless steel bowls and buckets
*Gift cards to Walmart, Tractor Supply, and Petsmart are always welcome!