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Animal Control

The Greene County Animal Control office provides for the safe capture, impound, and disposal of animals as needed to ensure public safety, health, and welfare.

There is an agreement between Greene County and the four municipalities within its borders for funding of this department. The agreement is that the City of Greeneville reimburses 24% of cost, Town of Mosheim 3% of cost, Town of Tusculum 3% of cost, and the Town of Baileyton 1% of the cost, with the county funding 69% of the cost. This percentage is based upon population.

The Animal Control Office employees 3 full time Officers. Officers work 7.5 hrs shifts. Two Officers work "road calls" and one Officer performs office/shelter duty.

The Greene County Animal Control Office also serve as rabies offices with the Greene County Health Department.

The Office operates the James "Jim" Eagle Animal Shelter located at 990 Hal Henard Road. Shelter hours for viewing are: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. closed Sunday and holidays.

The shelter has an adoption agreement with the Greeneville/Greene County Humane Society, helping Paws Mountain View Rescue, and Bright Hope Animal Rescue. Animals held at Animal Control for at least 72 hrs may be adopted thru these agencies.

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