In Memory of Pat Tetrick

It is with much sadness that we were told that Pat Tetrick passed away over the weekend.  She was many things to many people.  She was a beauty queen, pilot, singer, mentor, and volunteer at the Rutherford Hospital and with the Rutherford County Board of Elections.  Pat was one of the original volunteers with the Rutherford County Animal Protection Alliance – later known as the Community Pet Center – and also participated on the Board of Directors.  Most of all, Pat will be remembered for her extraordinary love of animals – the neglected, sweet, shy, small or large – she loved them all.  Thank you, Pat, for being a part of our Community Pet Center family for nearly 20 years.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

We are looking for homes for her many dogs. If you would like to adopt one of them or be a long term foster, please call our office at 828-287-7738 or email Lynne at for more information.

New Leash on Life Graduation

Everyone is invited to New Leash on Life Graduation!

All 4 dogs breezed through their Canine Good Citizen test! WTG Walker, Reid, Silas, and our baby girl Mica! It is going to be a GREAT graduation on Wed June 21st at 2 pm at The Spindale House! We hope to see some of you there! The guys enjoy showing off everything they have taught their dogs in 8 weeks! Contact for more information!

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Special

$50 Spay/Neuter Special on June 7.  Five (5) services include Spay or Neuter, Rabies and Distemper/Parvo or Rabies and Distemper/Feline Vaccines, a Check-up and a Pain Medication Injection.  Drop off is at 7 am at the Rutherford Presbyterian Church and pick up at 5 pm. Please call the CPC office @ (828) 287-7738 for an appointment.

Information Table

May Festival at Crowe Park – May 13, 2017

The Community Pet Center May Festival was held on Saturday, May 13th at Crowe Park. A special thank you to Dr. Gretchen Kelly, her husband Steven and Patti Peake for a successful Rabies Clinic.  Mark did a great job of keeping order and moving the line alone, while Kelly, Will, and Joan were busy handling registration. 153 Rabies vaccines and 100 Distemper/Parvo vaccines were given.  Also, Thank You to our CPC volunteers, Rescue Groups, David Coffin and all those who supported us in any way.

Rabies Vaccination Registration   Dr. Kelly giving a rabies vaccination.   Family with pets.

May Festival

Hosted by The Community Pet Center


Join us for a Fun Day with Music, Food, Blessing of Animals 10:30, Bingo 10:45, Rabies Clinic for Dogs & Cats, Distemper/Parvo vaccine for dogs 11-1, Pet Contest Noon. Local Rescues bringing adoptable pets. Paw Prints by Taylor will be taking pictures throughout the day.

Pet Therapy Day May 2, 2017


Community Pet Center was invited to offer some PET Therapy to ICC students during RELAX week.  Anne Mercer brought Ginger, Cheri McAlister brought Nick, and Joan King brought Snoopy.  Lynne Faltraco brought information for students to become youth volunteers.  The students and teachers had a great time de-stressing. Some students donated pet food and took home materials and treats for their pets.

Lacey-and--Reggie at Community Pet Center

Welcome to Community Pet Center Blog

 Hello Everyone,

We would like to thank Marsha and Mary for taking care of us while our home at the Community Pet Center’s new office is being finished.  We will be checking in with you once in a while to update you on our adventures. We heard that there is a big window for us to check on the volunteers.

We also heard that many volunteers are going to take part in Earth Day on Saturday, April 22nd, by cleaning the section of Oak Street and Thunder Road that they adopted.

Stay safe and take some pictures to post.