who we are

Founded in 2007, the Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation (SMACF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to create, in partnership with the Blount County government, a $1.6 million state-of-the-art animal-care facility. BCAC is the only open-access municipal shelter in the county; the sole facility guaranteed to serve our county’s citizens.

We are also now known as the Friends of BCAC with our continued mission to provide funding to the Blount County Animal Center to ensure exceptional medical care and adoption outcomes.

In 2022, the funding provided by SMACF coupled with the dedicated staff and 250 active volunteers resulted in a  90% placement rate through the primary rehoming channels of Adoption, Rescue, and Transport.


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Keep the love strong by connecting with Friends of the Blount County Animal Center on Facebook. There, you can get updates on events, adopt your next best friend, and help families find their lost companions. Connect with us to find out how our organization can enrich your life through volunteer opportunities and adoption.

Address: P.O. Box 1099 Alcoa, TN 37701-1099

Physical Address: 233 Currie Ave Maryville, TN 37804

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Friday 11am - 6PM
Tuesday – Friday (Adoptions by appointment only) from 11 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday (Adoptions by appointment only) from 10 AM to 2 PM
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Phone: (865) 980-6244 EXT. 2
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