Pets of the Week

Jared Bentley • Feb 28, 2020 at 2:19 PM

It’s getting cold out there, folks, so make sure you bring your animals indoors overnight. Do not leave a dog outside, and always help to provide for outdoor cats as well. Warmth is not just a physical aid, it is a necessity.

This week’s Pets of the Week come to you from the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter:

• Amos is a very sweet and friendly, two-year-old, neutered, male Pit Bull mix with a wonderful personality and a big smile. He has a white and tan coat, and likes to be active and around people. Pay him a visit and see for yourself!

• Groot is another Pit Bull at the shelter, and he is a handsome boy. A one-and-a-half-year-old, well-muscled, very active, young fella, Groot is sweet and playful and ready to go home with you —make it happen!

• Mavis is such a sweet girl, and is a fighter in the best sense. She is dealing with severe eye ulcers, and is looking at losing the eye sometime in the near future, but her spirit and attitude won’t let it affect her. She is outgoing, active, and very fun, and she would make the perfect cat for any family looking to add any of those attributes to their lives. Take her home!

They have plenty of Puppies at the shelter right now - more than they remember ever having this early in the spring, and these little guys and gals sure could use a home full of love to grow up happy and strong. If you think you can handle a puppy, and have the ability to shoulder that responsibility, drive over to Elizabethton.

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