In addition to providing field services, ERAS operates the City of East Ridge Animal Shelter. The shelter is maintained for the purpose of providing safe and humane housing for stray, abused, and neglected companion animals. Owner surrendered animals are accepted by appointment only and when space is available. A $35.00 continuing care fee is required when surrendering an owned cat or dog.
Routine animal problems, such as stray dogs in a neighborhood or a dog running at large, are addressed Monday through Friday, between 9 am and 6 pm. Animal- related emergencies, such as dog attacks or injured animals, are handled 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Routine complaints reported after hours or on weekends will be handled the next business day.
The shelter is open to the public Monday through Friday, between 11 am and 6 pm. However, due to the very high volume of calls for service in the field, Officers may not be present at the shelter throughout the entire day. Please call prior to your visit to ensure someone is available at the facility. The shelter is closed on weekends and holidays. Animals are not accepted at the shelter after hours or on weekends and holidays.
If you are interested in viewing our adoptable pets, please visit us atwww.eastridgeanimals.petfinder.com
Supervising Officer Jonathan “Jack” Cooper
Senior Officer Cedrick Jackson
Officer Andrea Dillard
Address: 1015 Yale St.
East Ridge, TN 37412
Office phone: 423-664-0271
Shelter hours: Mon- Fri 11am – 6 pm
After hours and weekends: 423-622-1725
ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCES
The mission of East Ridge Animal Services, a division of the City of East Ridge Department of Public Safety, is to provide City of East Ridge residents, both human and animal, with courteous, professional, and timely animal care and control services.
To accomplish this mission, East Ridge Animal Services maintains the highest standards in personnel training and standard operating procedures. Ensuring public safety and the humane treatment of animals is paramount in achieving the goals of the Animal Services Division.
Moreover, by promoting animal welfare and humane education in the community, East Ridge Animal Services hopes to engender a culture of compassion in regard to all animals, including pets, strays, and wildlife.
East Ridge Animal Services fulfills its mission to the community by adopting best practices in the animal welfare field; maintaining a highly trained and dedicated staff; and cooperating closely with local veterinarians and animal rescue organizations.