There are so many animals in need of loving homes, I would hope someone who wants a new pet or family member would make the trek to a facility and pay them a visit before considering other means of acquiring a pet.
There are some awful good options at the shelter in Elizabethton - here are this week’s Pets of the Week:
• Calamity Jane is not calamitous at all - far from it. This beautiful, sweet, and playful girl is a perfect choice for someone looking to extend their family. A young adult female, she has a gorgeous black and white coat, and loves to play and run. She is not only adorable, her personality is evident and ebullient. Take her home!
• Naketa is an adorable, sweet, nine-month-old, female, domestic short hair who loves to be touched and held. A beautiful white and tan Calico, she is quiet and reserved, but also relished the times she can be playful and active. Visit her and see for yourself!
• Buttercup is just as sweet and adorable as her name suggests, and she would love the opportunity to prove it to you. If you have a few minutes, or hours, this eight-month-old, spayed, female domestic short hair would certainly appreciate the visit. She is a gray Tabby with a wonderful attitude, and could be the perfect fit for your family!
• Pyke is a very sweet, handsome boy looking for a good place to spend the rest of his life. Respectful and attentive, this one-and-a-half-year-old, brindle and tan German Shepherd mix would make the perfect dog for a young family (or anyone else seeking companionship and protection). He is playful and fun, but also easy to work with —pay him a visit and see for yourself!
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
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