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.