The Blount County Animal Center is setting a special adoption rate, hoping people will take some of the dogs in their kennels to reduce overcrowding.
The center says it's at capacity after taking in 34 dogs last weekend and eight Tuesday. They says they're not sure why there's been an increase in animals recently.
The shelter's manager says small dogs go quickly, but they're offering a $50 special on big dogs.
The shelter says they hope people will come adopt the dogs so they don't have to euthanize.
"Everybody thinks this is a no-kill shelter. We are a kill shelter. So if we get overcrowded we have to euthanize them. We try not to but this hits us hard, so we're having to euthanize," said Lynn Burchfield, shelter manager.
Burchfield says they have a lot of good dogs to adopt.
If you'd like more information, you can visit their website or call (865) 980-6244.