Call 423-921-4519 for PROMPT SPAY/NEUTER access and assistance.

The mission of Beat the Heat Alliance is to reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats by providing prompt spay/neuter access, assistance and education in the northeast Tennessee region.

We take calls to schedule for spay/neuter 9 to 5 Tuesday and Thursday.  Call us! 423-921-4519!   

Our focus counties are Cocke, Hawkins, Hancock, Grainger, Hamblen, and Jefferson in northeast TN.  If you are in an adjacent county, please call us.  We may be able to direct you to a similar program in your county and work with you to get the help you need. Hawkins County residents are being served by the Dog and Cat Depot in Rogersville and Young Williams Spay/Neuter Transports to Knoxville.

We appreciate when you can pay the full amount of the low cost surgeries offered by our partners, The Spay/Neuter Clinic at the Young-Williams Animal  Village  in Knoxville and Dog and Cat Depot in Rogersville. But if you cannot, please let us know at 423-921-4519 and see if we can help you with our current grant subsidies. 

Our  Wishlist:    

** A Fundraising Team. 

 1.  Cat Trapping supplies (food (canned and dry), sheets,            tarps, trash bags)
 2.  Plastic Pet Carriers
 3.  Newspapers  
 4.  Pee Pads
 5.  Gas Cards (or monetary donations for gas)
 6.  Paper Towels and Dawn dishwashing liquid
 7.   Bleach
 8.   Sheets and blankets


Volunteers Needed!

                We are very happy with the number of cats and dogs we have helped to be spayed or neutered so far.  But we are not satisfied.  Our organization’s vision is no more homeless animals in northeast Tennessee.  There are many people who share that vision and that is what has made the surgeries performed so far possible.  However, to make the vision of no more homeless dogs and cats a reality, we have to spay and neuter many more dogs and cats.  To accomplish that goal we need even more of us who can look to the future and say “Yes, we need to do that.  We can do that.  More importantly, we want to help do that!” 

                We need help in the form of volunteers.  Every one of us has a skill, ability or talent that we can use to turn this vision into a reality (and never underestimate it or its value to us).  The spays and neuters are low cost but not free.  In addition there are various expenses involved with bringing this non-profit service to our area.  We are working on grants and fundraisers, but donations have been critical to our work. So please call us at ICE-921-4519 and join us in this life-saving mission of no more homeless animals.  Carol Hood January, 2013 

We've partnered with

Congratulations, Jessica Meier, on winning the Bissell Foundation Vacuum Raffle! 

9,425 cats and dogs fixed!
From August 2012 through December 2017

Many thanks to these organizations who help Beat The Heat ! 

Please support our funding partners, as well as Beat The Heat Alliance.

We want to thank The Albert Schweitzer Animal Welfare Fund for partnering with us in 2017 to help spay/neuter many more pets.


Spay/Neuter of whole households and pre-adoption s'n of puppies and kittens is the focus for 2016 with $9,000 from Bissell Pet Foundation.

Thanks for giving us funds to subsidize surgeries for 100 pets 2014 and 2015. 

We are thrilled to be a new recipient of a grant from the

Doris Day Animal Foundation to help us with our feline spays!


Petco Foundation assisted Beat the Heat Alliance with the spay/neuter of  approximately 156 dogs and cats that otherwise would have reproduced in                                                     2016!  They are partnering with us                                                        again in 2017 to reduce the number of                                                  homeless dogs and cats in our east                                                      Tennessee region.

Thank you to The Dr. Jane Foundation for partnering with us in 2017 to help spay/neuter more pets!


Hawkins County donated $1000 for spay/neuter which was matched by Two Mauds. Congratulations, Hawkins County, on supporting spay and neuter. 

Best Friends is helping spay/neuter 97 dogs and cats in Rogersville in 2016.  They also funded a targeted effort to fix 25 in Hidden Valley Subdivision and Dalton Heights Trailer Park in 2015.  

Many Thanks to  Harry W. & Carolyn W. Galbraith Memorial Fund  for helping us spay and neuter in 2015 and 2016! 

Thanks, Greg Biffle!  With your help, we can spay/neuter more dogs and cats in 2015! 

Thanks so much to Aslan Foundation for buying us a van for transport.  In 2014, we transported 629 cats and 153 dogs to spay/neuter clinics.  We'll continue to enjoy getting these pets and ferals fixed with our new van! 

Spay Tennessee offers on-going support. Over 129 dogs and cats were helped by Spay Tennessee in 2013 to 2016.   

Thank you for helping us spay and neuter 409 dogs and cats in 2014! Our partnership has continued into 2017 with Matching Funds. What a wonderful partner to have.

Holly Help provides on-going assistance in Hawkins and Hancock counties.  Over 1200 cats and dogs have been fixed with their help. Thank You!

373 community cats in Bulls Gap, Rogersville, Mooresburg, Surgoinsville, and Cocke County have been fixed with Targeted Grants from                                                PetSmart charities.

352 cats and dogs were assisted with the Multi-Animal Household Grant in 2013  More multi-animal households are being helped in 2014/ 2015.  A big thank you to ASPCA! 
Thank You Tennessee Animal Friendly for assisting since 2013. 

This assistance is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.

Seventy seven dogs and cats were spayed or neutered with help from On Shore Foundation. Thanks!

Thanks Starlight for helping us spay and neuter dogs and cats in 2014 and 2015. 

Friends of the Animal Shelter helped us prevent 6230 births in Cocke County. 

113 dogs and cats were helped with our Spay/neuter One Get One project.  Thanks, Ryan Newman!