Celebrating a New Chapter: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Roane County Animal Shelter’s Spay and Neuter Clinic


Today marks a significant milestone for the Roane County Animal Shelter as the ribbon was proudly cut on our brand-new Spay and Neuter Clinic. This facility represents our commitment to reducing the homeless pet population in our community through responsible pet care and population control.

This new facility offers 5 rooms total as you enter the hallway from the lobby: a kennel room for dogs, a kennel room for cats, a multi-purpose room with a washer and dryer, a surgery prep room and then the surgery room. The building was built entirely by the inmate work crew at the Roane County Jail. Sgt. Robert Sparkes, the crew supervisor, spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony about how crucial projects like this are in preparing inmates for life after their release.

Stacey Whittenberg, the Roane County Animal Shelter Director, has shown an unwavering dedication and passion for her job over the years and has been instrumental in bringing this vision to life. Stacey’s leadership and heart of gold have guided us every step of the way, ensuring that this clinic not only meets but exceeds the needs of our community and its beloved pets. The journey to this grand opening has been a collaborative effort, and we are incredibly grateful to the numerous vendors and partners who have contributed to making this clinic a reality. Their dedicated support have been invaluable.

A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Vendors:

  • Scandlyn Lumber Company, Kingston
  • Wholesale Supply, Harriman
  • Lowes, Harriman
  • Bob Cat of Knoxville
  • Granite Guys, Rockwood
  • Old City Kitchens/Knox Rail Salvage, Knoxville
  • Rockin L Rentals, Harriman
  • Scenic City Concrete Pumping, Jasper
  • MBI Companies, Inc., Knoxville
  • Smoky Mountain Vintage Lumber, Knoxville
  • Sherwin Williams, Harriman
  • Gutter Busters, Lenoir City
  • Rogers Group, Harriman
  • ACME Block, Rockwood
  • Air Quest America, Knoxville
  • Best Roofs Co, Lenoir City
  • Mulch & More LLC, Harriman
  • Harrison Construction Co, Knoxville
  • United Rentals, Knoxville
  • Jan-Works, Oliver Springs
  • Rockwood City Water & Gas
  • Harriman Utility Board


This new clinic not only enhances our ability to provide critical services to our community but also symbolizes the power of collaboration and community spirit. Together, we are creating a safer, healthier environment for the pets of Roane County.

We invite everyone to visit our new clinic, learn more about our services, and join us in our mission to promote responsible pet ownership. Thank you to everyone who has supported us on this journey – we couldn’t have done it without you!