Smyth County Animal Control and Shelter provides for the humane treatment of stray, neglected and abused animals. We wish to provide our professional assistance for the health and protection of the residents of Smyth County.



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Officers Rescue Kitten Stranded in a Tree for Four Days

On January 5, 2012, Animal Control Officers Chris Bennett and Kristy Moore responded to a call in regards to a kitten that had been stranded in a tree for four days in the freezing cold temperatures.  Officer Bennett proceeded to climb up in the tree and once he reached approximately 40 feet up he was close enough to the kitten that it jumped onto his shoulder.  When he started climbing down the tree with the kitten in tow Officer Moore climbed up in the tree so that he could reach her the kitten.  The male kitten has since been taken to the shelter and has been given the very well-suited name of "High Point".

High Point before the rescue... Officer Bennett on his way up to rescue High Point Officer Bennett with High Point after the rescue...

If you would like to adopt "High Point"  please contact the shelter at:  276-646-2222.