WCJC Animal Shelter, February 9 - VIDEO

Jared Bentley • Feb 9, 2018 at 3:06 PM

It was a beautiful, windy day at the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter, so it was pretty disappointing to see so few people visiting and spending time with the animals.

There were the die-hard volunteers, who give their time and effort selflessly and often, the staff at the facility, and a handful of people curious to see what’s going on, but I was hoping to see more. More people who can allow the dogs to play, feel love, and be active. Spending your entire day, every day, in a small concrete and metal cell can’t be enjoyable, especially when you’re a dog who yearns to run and play.

And while the cats aren’t looking to run outside, they sure could use some company. Someone to hold them, pet them, and brush them. Someone to take them home.


All these animals need is a chance. A chance to prove to you that your life would be so much more fulfilling with the love of a pet. So visit, volunteer, and hopefully adopt - it might be the best decision you ever make.

You can visit the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter at 3411 N. Roan St., or visit online at tailchaser.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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