If you encounter a stray animal, contact the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction as soon as possible (preferably right away). If the animal is found within Sevierville, call 865-453-5506. The SPD Animal Control Officer can usually assist with collection of most domestic animals. When the ACO is not on duty, Patrol Officers can usually respond. Animals found outside the Sevierville City limits that are brought into the City will generally not be collected by the SPD. If you find a stray animal and decide to house the animal before contacting us, we will generally not collect the animal.
What happens to those animals that are caught by the department? +
All domestic animals are taken to Pets without Parents for adoption.
What about squirrels, skunks, and opossums and like animals? +
The Department does not control wild animals. If left alone, most wild animals will soon leave on their own. If you are having a constant problem with wild animals, first check to see if there may be food left out or some other reason that the animals are returning. If the animals cause continuing problems, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be contacted to handle the situation.
The Sevierville Police Department oversees enforcement of animal control laws in the City. An Animal Control Officer (ACO) is generally on-duty Tuesday-Saturday; other patrol officers enforce animal control laws when the ACO is off-duty.