Shelter Procedures Handbook – Sept 2018

{Stacey McElhaney – Director Roane County Animal Shelter}

Roane County Animal Control and Shelter Procedures Handbook: Director McElhaney is currently reviewing and revising the Roane County Animal Control and Shelter Procedures Handbook. Some of the most recent changes have been the Guidelines for Rescue Groups, the Volunteer Application Form, and the Animal Foster Application Form. In reviewing the shelter policies, we found there was a discrepancy between our work with rescue/foster groups and zoning regulations from 2008 limiting the number of pets a household can have on premises. Director McElhaney formed an informal group of rescuers, fosters, zoning regulators, and other interested parties to identify the main issue and together they developed a plan that meets the needs of all those who have been affected.