Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Aug 13, 2019 at 12:21 PM

There are always new dogs and cats arriving at our regional shelters, and each one of them has a sad story to accompany them, whether it be the loss of a home, an owner, or simply their freedom. The worst stories, though, involve cruelty cases and legal involvement to remove animals from their current situations.

Carter County has been dealing with an influx of animals taken in such a manner, and the pets involved are wonderful - and the deserve a good, loving home. One of those prospective pets is featured in this week’s Pets of the Week, and she comes with an added surprise.

• Bones is a sweet, vigilant, six-year-old, female Beagle who loves people, loves attention, and loves her new baby. Brought to the shelter as part of an ongoing abuse and cruelty case, her life has been less than pleasant so far, but she’s making the most of it for herself and her new pup, who is completely dependent on Bones at only two weeks old. The staff at the shelter say that Bones is the sweetest Beagle they’ve ever had at the facility, and she deserves to be given a home with her young daughter so that both of them can grow and thrive in a home full of love. If you can do that for them - for BOTH of them —please, pay a visit to the shelter and make strides to take them home.

• Marilyn is a beautiful, sweet, and friendly Calico who roams the shelter throughout the day without being kenneled. As one of the “shelter cats,” she has been here for quite a while, but she’d also like to go elsewhere and find a new place to call home. If you have space for a one-and-a-half-year-old, female, domestic long hair, then she might just be the one for you. She loves attention, especially being held, and is very amenable to hanging out, playing, or doing her own thing —pay her a visit and see for yourself.

• Diego is a little scared of his surroundings right now at the shelter, but she’s a sweetheart once you break down the barriers. A two-year-old tri-color Hound with a boy’s name, she is beautiful and active and friendly, and would make a wonderful pet for anyone who wanted companionship. If that sounds like you, please pay her a visit!

• Bugsy has been at the shelter for quite a while now, and would surely love to go home with someone who likes cool cats with great personalities. If that sounds like you, this two-year-old, dark gray and white, medium hair, male Tabby would love to be your next family member. He would make you so happy you took a chance!

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