Every now and then, the shelter will house a rabbit, or guinea pig, or ferret for adoption. Sometimes there are birds. No matter the breed of the exotic animal, if there are new tenants in the small middle room, I try to add them to the Pets of the Week.
This week —rabbits.
• Rosetta is a laid back sort for a rabbit. This calico-coated, long-eared adult female still has the heavy breathing associated with her species, but she’s not overly excited or nervous with people. She’d make a great addition to any rabbit-friendly family.
• Lola is the other rabbit at the shelter right now, and she is not happy to be in a cage, or to be prodded or poked at. Nervous and fearful, she is a prime example of most rabbits’ reaction to people. She is an adult female with a dark brown coat, and someone should take her home and treat her with love, kindness, and kid gloves. Pay her a visit soon!
• Silica is a two-year-old female domestic long hair who more than likely gets a lot of attention - its hard to look at her and not realize her beauty. A gray-white-black Siamese with blue-gray eyes, she will attract attention —and she is as sweet as she is attractive. Come see for yourself.
• Duke and Dulce are eight-week-old Boxer mixes, one female and one male, and they are adorable. One has a chocolate-brown coat and the other is a classic tri-color, and they both love to be around people. They are playful, sweet, well-behaved, and full of love just waiting to be shared. Take them both home and start a new life for all of you.
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