Glenn W. and Ann Shumate Bowling Animal Center

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

You can read more about us here! 


Our Services

Pet Adoptions

Weekly low-cost spay/neuter/rabies  clinic 

School visits

Dog Grooming


  • 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 350 animals per month. Funded entirely by donations.

Our shelter

our leadership team

Board of Directors


Virginia Caperton - Chair

Gary Burchette - Vice Chair

Linnie Green - Treasurer

Carl Nichols - Secretary

Michael Barrett

Ann Bowling

Dennis Bunch

Lieven Cox

Cindy DeBusk

Bill Dunavent

Shelley Wieting

Kathy Zimprich


Shelter History

Claiborne Animal Shelter, Tennessee  501c3

mission

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