Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Oct 3, 2019 at 10:50 AM

Hard to believe it’s October and it’s still sweltering hot - especially for the animals in your local shelters.

I took my weekly shelter trip, this time to Elizabethton, and was again amazed by the number of animals left to fend for themselves, and the efforts of those tasked with caring for them.

Construction continues on the expansion at Carter County’s shelter, and they need the extra space, as the facility is full, and shows no sign of slowing. Here are just a few of the animals available for adoption, our Pets of the Week:

• Tony the Tiger is so named because of the tiger-like stripes created by his beautiful, brindle coat. He is a 4-year-old, neutered, male Pitbull mix with a warm heart, a big smile, and a need for love. Still scared and hoping to be adopted, it sure would be nice to see this sweet by find a home. And soon.

• Padme has a healthy fear of the unknown — and I was certainly unknown when I encroached upon her kennel — but she warms up quickly, appreciates the attention, and would be a wonderful addition to any home or family. An eight-week-old, white-coated, female, domestic short hair, she is sweet, smart, and looking for love. Show her a little, and take her home today!

• Connor is a super-sweet, handsome boy who wants to be seen, touched, and played with. He loves giving and receiving attention, and this 1-year-old, neutered, male Lab mix would love to bring his active and outgoing personality to your house. If you have the room, time, and love to give, you should take a chance on Connor!

• Bear and Bird are six-week-old kittens who are just as adorable as you’d expect. Bear is a black and white male, and Bird is a white/torbie female, and together they are amazingly cute, sweet, fun, and outgoing. Still hesitant with people, they’ll get over it quickly - they just need the right person to show them love and affection. Could that be you?

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