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Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Mar 29, 2018 at 5:29 PM

This week’s visit to a local shelter for Pets of the Week took me to Elizabethton, and the fine folks and animals at the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter.

There’s always a full house at the shelter, and the staff are always working hard to ensure the animals are well cared for and ready to go home with you. Foir many of the animals, the adoption process has been made easier as well, as people in the community have sponsored adoptions and donated fees.

All adoptions in the month of January will also come with a nice gift card to J’s Corner, one of the city’s most popular eateries (and for good reason).

Here are this week’s Pets of the Week:

• Elliot is an adult male domestic short hair with a lot of personality. A handsome gray tabby, he is neutered and ready to go home with a loving family. Regarded as the shelter cat, this sweet talker roams the halls and greets visitors with a sincere “hello.” The staff say he’s the “sweetest cat ever,” and it’s easy to see why. Take him home!

• Krispy is an adult neutered male domestic short hair with a small disability. Having sustained an injury, this stray rom Hampton has had an eye removed, but he still gets around just fine. He is in need of a good home, and lots of attention —pay him a visit and see if he’s the right fit for you.

• Levi is a five-year-old abandoned male Jack Russell/Beagle mix who loves people and other dogs. He likes to play, and is ready to go home and play at your house. He is fearless and friendly in a way that few small breeds are. He’s a keeper, come see for yourself.

• Moose is a very handsome dog, and s treat to be around. A white and brindle Australian Shepherd mix, this nine-year-old is very laid back, which is a surprise for the breed. He is afraid of the camera, and took some coaxing, but loved the attention once he was comfortable. If you spend time with Moose, you’re gonna want to take him home.

You can visit the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter at 135 Sycamore Shoals Road, Elizabethton, or call them at 423-547-6359.

Other local shelters:

Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter

3411 N. Roan St., Johnson City

wcjcanimalshelter.org

423-926-8769

Unicoi County Animal Shelter

185 N. Industrial Drive, Erwin

423-743-3071

Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue

2061 Tenn. Highway 75, Blountville

423-239-5237

Kingsport Animal Shelter

2141 Idle Hour Road

423-247-1671

Sullivan County Animal Shelter

380 Massengill Road, Blountville

423-279-2741

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