The ACO can usually assist with most domestic animal problems. We most often catch dogs and cats, and sometimes more exotic animals. Call or come by the department and talk with the ACO about any problems you are having.
What happens to those animals that are caught by the department? +
All domestic animals are taken to the Sevier County Animal Shelter for adoption.
What about squirrels, skunks, and opossums and like animals? +
The Department does not control wild animals. If left alone, most wild animals will soon leave on their own. If you are having a constant problem with wild animals, first check to see if there may be food left out or some other reason that the animals are returning. If the animals cause continuing problems, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be contacted to handle the situation.
The Sevierville Police Department oversees enforcement of animal control laws in the City. An Animal Control Officer (ACO) is generally on-duty Tuesday-Saturday; other patrol officers enforce animal control laws when the ACO is off-duty.