Things at the shelter this week were hot and muggy, and the volunteers on hand to walk dogs and take care of cats were obviously feeling it - but they were still there and still working hard to make sure these prospective pets get as much attention as possible.
If you get a chance, please visit the fine folks at your local shelters, and spend some quality time with the animals there. It will be much more rewarding than you think, and you might just come away with a friend for life. Or two.
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.