Current ETSN Program Updates due to Corona Virus

  Updated May 12, 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. Margaret B. Mitchell Spay Neuter Clinic is currently CLOSED. The word from MBM is they are planning to reopen Monday, June 8th with safety measures in place. We will return to doing low cost - low income spay/neuter signups for self-transport only starting on Saturday, May 23rd from 10am to 12 noon at the ETSN Purrple Bus. Remember too, you can also have your pets vaccinated during their scheduled surgery at minimal cost.

😷 ALL MBM shuttle transports to the clinic have been cancelled until August.

😷 Self or shuttle 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. Friday, June 5th from 12 noon to 1pm we will return to Pet Food Pantry new applications and renewals at the bus, with safety protocols in place.

😷 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. If your current ID card expires before May 15th, please do just come to distribution as scheduled. 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. We plan to pick up our scheduled Cruiser calendar dates for low cost vaccinations and wellness on June 6th with the first stop being Roan Mtn. Community Park 10-2pm with some new safety modifications as well. We know you have the "neeedies"! We need you too!

Please stay safe, healthy, and HOME!

😷 We will hold Critter Care Pharmacy Day one more time on Saturday, May 30th from 11am to 12noon for our current clients. Please contact us with your needs ahead of time so we can have your order ready.


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!

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2171, Elizabethton, TN 37644
Business Phone:
423-289-5548 (no text)
Please leave a detailed message and we will get right back to you!