Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Aug 30, 2018 at 4:28 PM

I cannot stress enough the need for pet adoption in our area this summer. The local shelters are completely overrun with cats and kittens —more than I have ever seen —and the number of dogs kept in kennels grows exponentially every day.

If you get the chance to visit one of our fine regional shelters, please do. You might find a few wonderful animals like the ones I’ve chosen as this week’s Pets of the Week:

• Rocket is a young adult, gray/brown/black, female Tabby who loves people, other animals, and the camera. She is spayed and happy and ready to go home with someone who can show her the love attention she deserves. If you think you might be that someone, then please spend and afternoon with Rocket - you’ll be glad you did.

• Loki is a big, handsome boy with a an even bigger heart. This one-and-a-half-year-old Husky loves people, and loves to be active and outdoors. He is housebroken and excitable, and would make the perfect pet for someone who wants to live on the move with a loving companion - he is not, however, very fond of cats or small children, as they tend to get in his way. 

• Pinkie is a twelve-week-old Torbie kitten who loves to be held and enjoys playing games with friends. A spayed domestic short hair, she has a beautiful gray/white/black coat and a personality to win over even the most ardent of cat-haters. Come visit and see for yourself.

• Stew will not be at the shelter for very long. A ten-week-old, tan, female Labrador puppy, she is very sweet, very cute, and very uncomfortable in her kennel. I suspect someone will visit soon and decide to take her home —if you hurry, it could be 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

Phone: 423-743-3071

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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