The shelter (MCAS) is owned and operated by Monroe County; the staff of two full-time and three part-time people are county employees. The shelter is supported by volunteers provided by the Monroe County Friends of Animals.

Jennifer “Jenn” Benefiel, Shelter Director

170 Kefauver Lane
Madisonville, TN 37354
in Monroe County, TN


Adoption Fees


  • $60, for cats under 1 year old
  • $50, for cats over 1 year old
  • $40, senior cats
  • $40, Second Chance Pals cats
  • $20, barn cats


  • $125, under 1 year old
  • $100, 1-5 years old
  • $50, senior dogs
  • $50, Bully breeds
  • $50, Second Chance Pals dogs

Shelter Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 11am-4:30pm
Saturday 11am-2pm
Closed: Monday, Thursday, & Sunday

All adoptions include spay/neuter, age-appropriate vaccinations (including rabies), 1st worming, and a microchip.

To report strays or abused pets:

  • Madisonville – 423-519-1008
  • Monroe County – 423-572-1124
  • Sweetwater – 423-337-6979

Click HERE for information about Pets & Covid-19

Any questions, please email us:

Please check these lists periodically, they are subject to change:

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Donations Not Needed at this Time

  • Human sized blankets (The rolled, soft, cheap, fuzzy blankets are always appreciated because we can cut them and they are easy to store)
  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Q-tips
  • Cotton balls
  • Alcohol
  • Peroxide
  • Hand sanitizer (We have more than we will use in a year on hand already)

Donations Always Needed

  • Garbage bags (13 gal, 30 gal, and 55 gal)
  • Ziplock bags- all sizes appreciated
  • Laundry soap
  • Bleach
  • Paper towels
  • Dawn dish soap (blue formula)
  • Dog Treats (any/all types)
  • Toys
  • Odo-ban 
  • Pine-sol/Fabuloso
  • Copy Paper
  • Black sharpies
  • Pens