Holly Help Mobile Recycling Unit (Aluminum Can Drop Off's):
Each and every aluminum can is of vital importance to our existence, our mission, and to the very animals we serve in our community. So, when you finish a drink from an aluminum can, please remember that the empty can will be used to benefit a special animal. Your bags of cans may be dropped off at Ferguson Animal Hospital, 24/7 (please place cans behind the wooden locked door)
There is an additional aluminum can recycling drop off
location with convenient and easy access now located on the property of State
Farm Insurance / Wayne Humphrey Agency at 939 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol TN.
(next door to parkway Plaza-Auto Zone).Proceed to the far end of the parking lot. You will see a
large wooden receptacle with a big Holly Help sign on it. The cans go in this
drop off structure.
Precious Paws Pet Food Pantry
A pet help feeding program is sponsored by Holly Help i conjunction with donations from a very generous public. Free pet food is made available to needy animals while supplies last. A list of food pantries can be seen on our headquarters window at #14 Sixth St, Bristol, TN but are also listed here:
1) Bristol Emergency Food Pantry (Bristol VA), Located on Washington Street, Directly behind the train station.
Other possible resources you can try:
-The Bridge Home Shelter 423-239-5237
-ADL (Animal Defense League) 276-245-6020
Operation Sterile Feral
Holly Help takes on another task/ Across the U.S., there are millions of cats living in secretive colonies, mostly traveling for food by the shadows of the night. It is estimated there are 21,000 feral cats per county in NE TN. And they're breeding indiscriminately? Most of these colonies are fed by caregivers who can't get close enough to handle the animals. Some colonies live off the food from restaurant dumpsters and neighborhood trash cans. We made the decision to add a program for the feral cat colonies of our area. It is estimated by one shelter official that 30% of the cats that are received by that shelter are feral. This figure simply does not need to exist. An aggressive and constant spay/neuter program for feral cats can and will reduce these numbers. For more information regarding feral cats and the trap-neuter-release methods, please visit www.alleycat.org. This organization is considered to be the nation's expert on feral cats and by which Holly Help molds Operation Sterile Feral.
Holly Help Disaster and Emergency Relief
Our mobile disaster unit was capable of evacuating 50-100 animals per trip, depending on the size and species of animals rescued. We currently have two credentialed response members who are certified through FEMA's Animals in Disasters. By successfully recruiting a strong corps of response volunteers, properly trained through FEMA, The American Red Cross, national Humane Response Groups and local emergency managers, we will be come a valuable asset to our region, to our state and to other areas that may be affected by disasters. several animal related organizations and agencies have acknowledged us as one of their support groups in the event of a disaster. It is our goal to contact emergency managers in our region to make our services available and to coordinate an effective disaster response plan for our area in compliance with the mandatory PETS Act of 2006. Our overall goal is to help affect a smooth transition from 'Rescue to Recovery' for pets and their owners during these events. All donations to help this project are warmly welcomed. Please remember that all of our programs we have to offer are only as good as the community that supports them.
Sullivan County TN Links
Animal Control, Bristol, TN (423) 989-5537, (423) 989-5600
Humane Society of Greater Sullivan County (423) 239-5237
Sullivan County Agricultural Extension Agent (423) 279-2723 (Report farm animal abuse)
Washington County VA Links
Washington Va. Animal Shelter (276) 676-6210, (276) 669-7037
Animal Control, Bristol, VA. (276) 645-3714, (276) 645-7400
Washington County Agricultural Extension Agent (276) 676-6309 (report farm animal abuse)
Local Rescue Groups
www.akc.org - All Breed Rescue listing.
Other Organization and Groups
Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control - Ronnie Crowder (423) 878-6815
Wildlife Rehabilitator (423) 239-8188
Wynnwood Wildlife Rehab (423) 474-6220 Keith-Jerri Winn ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
www.Petfinder.com - Animal adoptions and websites for local organizations