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Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Updated Aug 16, 2018 at 4:36 PM

Another extremely hot day in East Tennessee left me dreading what I expected to be a dismal trip to our local animal shelter, but it ended up being a really enjoyable visit.

There were plenty of amazing people visiting animals, petting cats, holding kittens, and walking dogs. Volunteers and visitors working together to ensure that these wonderful animals saw at least a few moments of joy during the day.

If you get a chance, join them, and visit your local facility - the people who work there will be so appreciative for the help, and eager to help you find a new family member.

This week’s Pets of the Week:

• Marble is a handsome six-month-old domestic short hair with a very interesting, marbled (hence the name) gray coat. He is a neutered male, and loves attention - but doesn’t go out of his way to let you know. He is laid back, calm, and ready to be someone’s best friend.

• Tribble is not an alien creature, she is a very happy, relaxed, and free-spirited, female Torbie who really enjoys being held. A seven-week-old domestic medium hair, she was excited and outgoing when presented with visitors, and very willing to lay back or play - whatever she was offered. Take her home!

• Hefty is a black-and-white seventeen-week-old kitten who’s a little under the weather right now, but on the mend. He is a domestic medium hair who loves to be held and pet, and would truly appreciate becoming a member of a loving household. If you think you could offer that, please take a few moments and visit Hefty.

• Molly is a one-year-old brown, black, and white female rabbit. She’s attentive, well-fed, and fairly large, and she loves people - really. Unlike a lot of rabbits, Molly showed no fear when I photographed or filmed her, or when I reached in to say hello. If you’re into rabbits, pay her a visit!

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

423-547-6359

Unicoi County Animal Shelter

185 N. Industrial Drive, Erwin

Phone: 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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