Bendi quite a friendly dog


Bendi is the featured pet of the week at Monroe County Animal Shelter.

The brindle-colored boxer is about 6 years old and weighs 38 pounds. Bendi walks nicely on a leash, smiles and does a “high-five” when asked. He is crate-trained and gets along with other dogs.

Bendi would do well in a home with older children and a fenced-in yard.

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 to find other options.

People Promoting Animal Welfare in Greenback offers low-cost neutering for those who do not meet income or county qualifications.

Shelter needs include Pedigree dog and puppy canned and dry food, Friskies canned pate flavors and Purina One dry cat and kitten food.

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.

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. 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.