Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Nov 21, 2018 at 5:34 PM

I haven’t been to the Unicoi County shelter in a long time, and I have been feeling a need to get back.

One of the reasons I wanted to visit is the staff at the shelter, and the things I’ve been reading about on social media. Kevin King and those who work with him have been making positive changes in Unicoi, and keeping an eye on the happenings at other shelters and locations to boot. There have been plenty of things said and heard lately about goings on in the area, and I wanted to see for myself what might be happening in Erwin.

All I can report are positives. Plenty of positives.

Positive attitudes, people working hard, animals being cared for in a clean and healthy environment, and good people visiting and spending time. I’d say things are going well.

This week’s Pets of the Week:

• Marvin and Micah are seven-month-old male pups from the same litter, and they are each amazingly sweet and fun. With great personalities and winning demeanors, these handsome boys should be the pride of any family, and I would think anyone would be happy to call them one of their own. With white coats and black spots, they make a striking pair, and they are ready to go home with you right now... and, wait, you know what... Marvin did just that.

While I was taking photos and writing their description, a wonderful family with outgoing, active children took Marvin home to be a part of their family! So, now Micah is at the shelter, all alone, so please - make sure he’s not there too long. Visit, spend some time, and take him home!

• Roscoe is a tan and white, young adult, male Husky mix who has come to shelter without much previous love and supervision. Having been unaccustomed to human contact, he is slowly getting used to people, and will hopefully soon be available for adoption. Right now, he’s on the waiting list and receiving an education from the staff.

• Camilla is a beautiful, sweet, and attentive, two-year-old Pitbull mix with lots of love to give. A healthy, neutered female, she appreciates the attention she receives, and loves to reciprocate with plenty of kisses and tail-wagging. She would make someone very happy, especially an active person or family looking for a lifetime companion with plenty of affection to share. Come visit with the wonderful Camilla!

You can visit the Unicoi County Animal Shelter at 185 N. Industrial Drive in Erwin, or visit online at wcjcanimalshelter.org. You can also call at 423-743-3071.

Other local shelters:

Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter

135 Sycamore Shoals Road, Elizabethton


Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter

3411 N. Roan St., Johnson City


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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