Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Jul 25, 2019 at 10:12 AM

Each week I visit local shelters, and each week I am impressed with the people tasked to handle the intake and care of animals, and shocked at the number of animals arriving in shelters who have no business being there at all.

This week was no different, as my visit to the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter brought me into contact with a number of wonderful dogs who have arrived at the shelter because of a cruelty case. While I am appalled at the thought of anyone harming an animal, I am also emboldened by the attitudes of the women at the shelter who have taken it upon themselves to try and show these dogs some love, and give them a better situation and outlook on life. If there’s anything you can do, or any way you can help, it would surely be appreciated.

This week’s Pets of the Week:

As I said, there are several (seventeen, actually) hounds, puppies and adults, at the shelter right now awaiting news of their fate. As the cruelty case is decided, the dogs will remain in the care of the shelter, but will soon be up for adoption. These are beautiful, wonderful dogs who want nothing more than a place to call home and a family to call their own - if you have the time and space and love to offer, maybe you could pay them a visit and see for yourself...?

• Bynum is a six-year-old, handsome, friendly, male Beagle/Terrier mix in need of a place to call his own. He is sweet and hesitant, scared of his current surroundings but still trusting of visitors. He has a calm demeanor and a great smile. Take him home!

• Maple is a one-year-old, spayed, female, domestic short hair who loves cuddling and lounging. An orange tabby with a very sweet disposition and out going personality, she would love to come home with you - pay her a visit and see if she’s the right fit for your home and life, I know she’d appreciate it.

• Mrs. Garrett, just like her namesake, likes to keep an eye on things. She is a very curious, very attractive, and very active four-year-old, spayed, female domestic short hair. She likes to play and loves attention, and would be the perfect cat for someone who wants an active companion and participant in their lives at home - take her home and see!

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

Other local shelters:

Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter

3411 N. Roan St.



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