The folks at the WCJC shelter do a great job looking after the animals, keeping the facility clean, and working to find stable, happy homes for each pet, but that doesn’t mean success is assured. There are so many deserving dogs who need a family, and so many sweet cats who need a home, and all it takes is for you to decide to pay them a visit.
Come down, say hi, spend some time - and go home with a new family member.
This week’s Pets of the Week:
• Thing One is a jet black, neutered, adult male domestic short hair who loves to be around people and enjoys being held, but isn’t pushy about it. He seems like the perfect cat to have around when you want him, and when you just want your space - come visit Thing One!
• Sophie is a six-month-old brown rabbit. A calm and docile female, she seems to - unlike many of the rabbits who have come through the shelter - really enjoy human contact. Take Sophie and her long ears home with you this week.
• Venom is a magnificent handful. A ten-week-old male, orange Tabby, he is everything a kitten should be - brave, active, fun, and cute as a button. This neutered domestic short hair is as sweets as they come as well, despite his unfortunate name.
• Lady was visiting with a very nice family when I arrived to take her picture, and I hope she finds a home with them, or someone like them, because she deserves it. A nine-month-old, tri-color Terrier mix, she is very family-friendly, and just getting comfortable around people. A bit shy, and a lot sweet, she needs a good home to call her own - let it be yours!
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