CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Elizabethton City Council has approved an additional $25,000 to go toward the animal control budget.
According to Elizabethton City Council member Micheal Simerly, the shelter already had $125,000 to fund the shelter plus $270,000 from the county. Their total budget is now $420,000.
In addition, a new animal control officer was hired.
This will allow the shelter to once again provide animal control and dog catcher services.