Claiborne Animal Shelter, Tennessee  501c3

Glenn W. Bowling Animal Center

Our shelter

Located in Claiborne County Tennessee, a small rural county in Appalachia, where natural beauty abounds.

  • 2008 - Claiborne County Animal Control Board, Inc. 501c3 LLC was founded and property was procured. Funds were raised to build shelter.
  • 2009 - Shelter construction began.
  • 2010 - Shelter construction was completed but lack of funding prevented opening.
  • 2011 - Facility named the "Glenn W. Bowling Animal Center" to honor the memory of the county commissioner who founded the project.
  • 2011 - Gloria J. McPherson Spay & Neuter Clinic on shelter premises opened.
  • 2012 - Shelter opened for intake
  • 2013 - Shelter hired full time Veterinary Technician Shelter Manager.
  • TO PRESENT - Take in average 200 animals per month. Funded entirely by donations.


Shelter History

our leadership team

Board of Directors

Ann Bowling - Chair

Gary Burchette - Vice Chair

Linnie Green - Treasurer

Liza Martz - Secretary

Michael Barrett

Dennis Bunch

Lieven Cox

Cindy DeBusk

Carl Nichols

Michael Tuten

Shelley Wieting

Kathy Zimprich


To serve our community by sheltering animals in a humane environment, promote pet adoptions, and reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neutering and education.

Our Services

Pet Adoptions

Weekly low-cost spay/neuter/rabies  clinic 

School visits

Dog Grooming