Things at the shelter this week were hot and muggy, and the volunteers on hand to walk dogs and take care of cats were obviously feeling it — but they were still there and still working hard to make sure these prospective pets get as much attention as possible.
There are always plenty of wonderful animals in need of homes, but I chose the following four to highlight as our Pets of the Week:
• Si is one of three 10-to-12-week-old female Huskies (Se and Sa are the other two) at the shelter right now, and none of the three are adjusting very well. Timid and scared, and in need of space, she is also adorable and sweet and loving. If anyone could provide this beauty with a good home and an active lifestyle, that would be wonderful. If someone could take all three...? That would be amazing.
• Nick is a short, white, adult male Beagle/Jack Russell mix who loves to be outside. He is well-behaved and very sweet, and was perfect for his last nail trimming with the shelter staff. He would love to go home with you, if you’re the kind of family that could offer him love, affection, and a place to call home.
• Dumpling was having a very good day when I ran into her, as she was in the hands of a young lady who desperately wanted to take her home, and had spent the better part of a half hour holding and petting her. She is a 5-month old female Siamese domestic medium hair, and would love to have someone visit and brush her, or maybe take her home.
• Mittens is one of the cutest things you’ll ever see at a shelter — a 7-week-old male Polydactyl Tabby (black, gray, and white) who is just about the sweetest kitten I’ve ever been around. He is playful and curious, and has a rambunctious look in his eye that says he wants to play. And he has extra toes, so you can spend hours counting together. Take him home!
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