Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Aug 22, 2018 at 5:46 PM

I made the trek to Elizabethton this week for a visit to the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter, and I am impressed every time I do with the work the folks at the shelter are putting in to improve the facility, and the lives of the animals therein.

Everyone works hard to make sure things run smoothly, and the construction is constantly noticeable - they’re adding a dog lot to the side yard at the present time, and there are more plans for the future. If you’d like to find out what the future plans are - or even better, get involved —I’m sure they’d be happy to have you pay a visit!

This week’s Pets of the Week:

• Sissy is just about the cutest kitten you’ll ever see, and she’s a fighter. A tiny, black-and-white domestic short hair, Sissy was diagnosed with cerebral hyperplasia, but she’s working through it every day. A cat with CH often falls down and has trouble walking, or sometimes cannot seem to walk at all, but this ten-week-old female gets around fine - it just takes a little more effort. Pay her a visit, and you’ll fall in love.

Sissy isn’t the only beautiful kitten with special needs, however.

• Baby Girl is another black-and-white domestic short hair at the shelter. She’s ten-weeks-old, she is wonderfully cute and friendly, and she also has cerebral hyperplasia. Like Sissy, she’s working through it every day. Baby Girl’s hyperplasia is far less noticeable than Sissy’s, and if you weren’t looking for symptoms you may never know what she’s dealing with. She doesn’t let it affect her at all, and she is as sweet a kitten as you will ever see.

• Sophie is a beautiful brindle Pitbull mix, and her temperament is just as sweet as her smile. At six months, she has been spayed and is ready to go to her forever home. She is extremely playful and loves attention of any kind, and if you were to stop by the shelter and show her a little love, she just might steal your heart away.

• Hazel is another beautiful dog who loves people, but she is not a fan of the camera. Scared and hesitant, this one-year-old blonde Pitbull mix is very friendly and happy to have visitors of any kind. She gets along with others, and hopes to be a part of someone’s family very soon. It could be yours!

You can visit the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter at 135 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, or call 423-547-6359.

Other local shelters:

Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter

3411 N. Roan St., Johnson City



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


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