The numbers can be attributed to school being back in session, as I’m sure summer trips to the shelters are a big boost to visitation statistics. The lack of exuberance is directly attributed to the lack of interaction. In short, these animals need more people spending more time with them. Try it, and believe me, you’ll get just as much out of it as the dogs and cats you spend time with will.
Visit. Volunteer. Donate. Adopt.
This week’s Pets of the Week:
• Pebbles is a sweet, little girl looking for a wonderful new home. A twelve-week-old, female, domestic short hair, dilute Calico with striking eyes, she loves people and enjoys playing and being held. She is still rather shy, and would need the right fit to bring her out of her shell - that could be you!
• Sally is a one-year-old, spayed, female, tri-color Jack Russell Terrier who wants all the attention she can get. She loves the camera, loves people, and even loves other dogs and cats! She is housebroken, and would be a wonderful, active addition to any family - especially a family with kids who love to play. Hopefully that means you!
• Simmer, a handsome orange Tabby, really enjoys a good rub, and loves having people around as much as possible. And adult, neutered, male domestic short hair, he would benefit from a family or person who wants to have companionship —he is outgoing, sweet, and very loving, and could use some of that in return.
• Titus is a sad boy at the shelter. He is very deserving of his name - a majestic dog with a great attitude, he simply wants to be outside running, playing, and having the time of his life with young, active people who are looking for the same. As it is right now, he’s stuck in a small, cramped kennel waiting for the next person to stop by and maybe say hi. Don’t let that be the only thing this handsome, one-year-old, gentle, neutered male Pit mix has to look forward to —pay him a visit, take him home, and allow him to be his best. You’ll be glad you did.
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.
Other local shelters:
Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter
135 Sycamore Shoals Road, Elizabethton
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