All you have to do is get in the car (or on your bike) and ride down to a local animal rescue or shelter and you can find a deserving dog or cat who needs a home, needs your love, and needs a family to call its own. If you have the ability to make that happen, you should, because these amazing canines and felines never asked to be mistreated, mishandled, lost, or dumped. They never asked to live in your community, to live a life alone and malnourished, or to have to fight every day in order to survive.
They just asked for love. And maybe a little food now and again. Help them out.
Pets of the Week:
• Carrie is a 10-year-old brown-and-tan female pit bull mix who is in desperate need of love and attention. Scared and alone, she is nothing but skin and bone right now, and all she wants is someone to call her family. Please, if you have the opportunity, let that person be you — pay her a visit and see how wonderful she is. And then take her home.
• Shadow is an adult female gray-and-black Tabby, and she is also having a rough time at the shelter right now. She is a spayed domestic medium hair, and has been recently shaved for surgery, so she is slowly growing her hair back, and slowly coming out of her shell. She needs more attention, and more human contact, so please come down and see her soon.
• Penny is a black bully and hound mix with a twinkle in her eye and a great attitude that exudes pure joy. She is a 2-year-old spayed female, and she has been kennel trained. She is strong, sweet, and loves to be outside running and playing. A perfect dog for a young family, or anyone looking to remain active.
• Allie is a 1-year-old spayed female Tabby with a laid-back, yet curious streak. A brown-and-gray coat and sweet nature aren’t the only attributes she possesses — she is also smart, playful, and intuitive. Giver her a shot!
You can visit the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter at 3411 N. Roan St., or visit online at wcjcanimalshelter.org. You can also call at 423-926-8769.
Other local shelters:
Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter
135 Sycamore Shoals Road, Elizabethton
Unicoi County Animal Shelter
185 N. Industrial Drive, Erwin
Bridge Home No Kill Animal Rescue
2061 Tenn. Highway 75, Blountville
Kingsport Animal Shelter
2141 Idle Hour Road
Sullivan County Animal Shelter
380 Massengill Road, Blountville