Current ETSN Program Updates due to Corona Virus
Updated April 2, 2020
We are suspending some of our programs and limiting others for the safety of our volunteers and the public. They are as follows:
Spay Neuter Assistance
😷 Spay/Neuter Saturday signups at the ETSN Purrple Bus in Elizabethton have been suspended until further notice. Margaret B. Mitchell Spay Neuter Clinic is currently CLOSED.
😷 MBM shuttle transport to the clinic on April 8th has been cancelled and all will be rescheduled to a later date once the clinic opens back up.
😷 Self transport spay/neuter vouchers issued with an expiration date of March 25th or later will be extended. Please contact us if this applies to you. You will not forfeit your money.
🚨 If you have a spay/neuter EMERGENCY and are a low-income family in Carter County, TN please call Robin with CCHS directly at (423) 957-0243
Pet Food Pantry
😷 We're sorry, our Pantry is currently closed to new applicants.
😷 Distribution will continue on the 3rd Friday of the month from 10am to 12 noon for our current families. To keep human contact at a minimum, we are extending your pet food pantry cards by one month. If your ID card expiration date falls between 3/21/2020 - 4/16/2020, please do come to the April food distribution for pickup on 4/17/2020 as normal. PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CARS.
🚨 If you have an emergency pet food need please contact:
Appalachia: Mission Pawsible at (423) 398-3380
Friends of Elizabethton/ Carter County Animal Shelter at (423) 676-3061
Critter Care Cruiser RV
😷 We had planned to be back on the road in April but with the virus outbreak, it has pushed our return date out even further. Please check back for updates.
😷 Critter Care pharmacy day will continue for one hour from 11am -12 noon March 28th and April 25th (if we're not back on the road by then) for our current clients. Please contact us with your needs ahead of time so we can have your order ready.
PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU CANNOT CATCH THE CORONAVIRUS FROM YOUR PETS!
We will be working with a skeleton staff of volunteers so please be kind to them and thank them for being on the front lines to help you and your pets. It is our wish to see everyone remain healthy and practice good safety protocols. Stay home, and enjoy the time with your pets!
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us.
Email: or Phone: 423-289-5548 (no text)
Please leave a detailed message and we will get right back to you!