Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Feb 14, 2020 at 3:44 PM

Before we get another cold spell, spend a little time at your local shelter. Take a dog for a walk, pet a cat, or visit with any of the wonderful animals up for adoption - you might want to take one home and offer it a warm, loving environment to call their own.

This week’s Pets of the Week:

• Gilly is a ten-month-old, neutered, male, orange Tabby who has a wonderful, friendly attitude and a great personality. He would be a great addition to any family or home, and he will gladly accept your visit to show you.

• Spenser is not for hire (for those of a certain age...). He is, however, very cool. An adult, male, dark gray Tabby, this neutered domestic short hair is ready to find his forever home. He seems really tired of being here at the shelter, and he deserves to see what life is like away from it. Take him home.

• Topsy is the whitest of the white rabbits, with a beautiful, thick, snowy coat and a sweet disposition to match. An adult, male rabbit, he is very friendly and brave (rabbits tend to not be that outgoing). He is the exception to the rule, and would make an exceptional pet for any loving household.

• Paco is a wild man - and in a good way. A five-year-old, neutered, male Chihuahua, he has a shiny brown coat, a lot of energy, and a great, friendly personality. He is currently being treated for heart worms, and is just a tad high strung, but he’ll be ready to go home with someone very soon - make a trip to the WCJC Shelter and see if that someone is you!

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

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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