While it always does my heart good to see young people at the shelter, spending time with these animals who deserve so much attention, it was especially nice to see young people who were so very attentive to the dogs and cats in their cages. Each of them walked dogs, or held cats, and did so with joy. The world needs more of that.
There are plenty of animals at all of our regional shelters who could use some love and attention. If you have the time, please do what you can and spend some time with them.
You can visit the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter at 3411 North Roan St., or visit them online at tailchaser.org. You can also call at 423-926-8769.
Other local shelters:
Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter
135 Sycamore Shoals Road
Unicoi County Animal Shelter
185 N. Industrial Drive, Erwin
Phone: (423) 743-3071
Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue
2061 Hwy. 75, Blountville
Kingsport Animal Shelter
2141 Idle Hour Road
Sullivan County Animal Shelter
380 Massengill Road, Blountville