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The Mission of the Marion County Humane Society is to humanely care for homeless pets, return them to their current owners, or adopt them to new loving homes. In addition we will educate the public about responsible pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering their pets.
The Marion County Humane Society was founded in November 1986 by a group of caring volunteers. After an agreement was made with the city, they began operating out of the former city dog pound. Through the years they have returned lost pets to their owners, added on to the old facility, educated the public of the importance of spaying and neutering and seen a major decline in the number of abandoned pets come into the shelter. The volunteers have placed over 5000 unwanted dogs and cats from the Knoxville and surrounding areas. In October 2000 the volunteers made a decision to close the MCHS because the facility had detireoted beyond repair. In June 2008 after raising over $230,000.00 the Marion County Humane Society opened the doors of their new facility.
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