Three cats are the featured pets of the week at Monroe County Animal Shelter.
Macaroni is a 7-year-old black and white domestic long-haired cat who loves attention. She will make a perfect lap cat.
MacGregor is a 3-year-old orange tabby who has feline immunodeficiency virus and needs to be an indoor-only cat. He comes across as gruff but quickly becomes affectionate. MacGregor would be best as the only cat for a household or with another FIV-positive cat. FIV-positive cats need an immunity boosting supplement and check-ups twice a year at the veterinarian.
Bing is a black domestic short-haired cat who is about 1 year old and is looking to form a bond with a loving owner. He has lots of energy and is playful.
All animals adopted from the animal shelter are spayed or neutered, have age-appropriate vaccinations and are microchipped with registration. Cats are tested for the feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus, and dogs are tested for heartworms.
The Spay Neuter Assistance for Pets program offers free vouchers to qualifying families for a spay or neuter procedure at participating local veterinarians. Those in Loudon County can visit http://www.spaytennessee.org to find other options.
People Promoting Animal Welfare in Greenback offers low-cost neutering for those who do not meet income or county qualifications.
Those who have lost a pet or found a lost cat or dog in Monroe County may call the animal shelter at 423-442-1015. Shelter officials are able to post information on its Facebook page. Information on lost and found pets is then sent to the Monroe County Friends of Animals and the MCFA Thrift Store Facebook pages.
Animal control in Monroe County is administered through the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. To report cases of stray animals, potential animal endangerment or neglect, call 423-442-3911.
Visit the shelter 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville behind Walmart. The shelter is closed to the public Sunday and Monday. For more information, call 423-442-1015.