Organization members, along with local dignitaries, held the official ribbon cutting Wednesday just 24 hours after the first canine pet had been adopted from the shelter.
Shelter Director Jack Cooper said in its first few days of operation the facility took in 13 animals with only a few needing minor medical care.
He said workers stand ready to assist anyone seeking a pet for their home and family.
A major grand opening is being planned for May.
The SPCA is also extending its membership drive in support of the shelter’s operational budget.
Those who join before May 1 will be noted as a "charter member" of the SPCA of Bradley County.
Charter members at every giving level will be recognized in a permanent display inside the shelter.
Charter members will also be recognized in social media, on the website, and in press releases to area newspapers, television stations and other media.
Members joining the SPCA with an annual donation of $500 or more will be recognized as “founders.”
The gifts will be acknowledged as part of a permanent display inside the new SPCA of Bradley County Shelter, opening in March 2014. You will also join the SPCA of Bradley County board of directors in cutting the ribbon at the new shelter.
There are many other levels of support and volunteerism being made available.
More information is available by calling 423-457-2519, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the online site at www.spcaofbradleycountytn.org.