Kamry and Loki are the featured pets of the week at Monroe County Animal Shelter.

Both cats need a new home together after their owner recently died.

Kamry, a 2-year-old calico with an extroverted, gregarious personality, was adopted from the shelter in November 2019. She is at the front of her condo looking for attention the moment people come in the door. Loki is a quiet, 6-year-old, black, domestic medium-haired cat who has been depressed since being brought in.

Loki was brought in first and spent several days at the shelter before Kamry arrived. After a few days of coaxing, Kamry consented to turn herself in. Loki is now feeling a bit happier and secure since he has Kamry back. Loki seems to have a chill and laid-back personality and Kamry is the yin to his yang. There will be a bit of adjustment time once they get to their new home. Both cats are litter-box proficient and fully vetted.

MCFA is looking for someone to write the pet of the week every other week. It only takes a few hours of your time the week the article needs to be written. If you are interested, please email mcfa37885@gmail.com. Much of the newsletter is boiler plate, so it only requires writing the “cat portion” of the article.

The shelter’s hours are 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville behind Walmart.

Appointments can be scheduled for meet and greets for adoptable animals. Please call 423-442-1015 to make arrangements. All adoptable pets can be seen online at www.monroecoun tyfriendsofanimals.org.

For the protection of staff, volunteers and the public, we will only be able to accommodate one family at a time. Wearing a mask is greatly appreciated. Please call when you arrive at the shelter.

The MCFA Thrift Store is closed until further notice out of an abundance of caution due to rising COVID-19 cases. The store’s Facebook page is still operational and is frequently updated. New items arrive all the time.

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 heart worms. The Spay Neuter Assistance for Pets program offers free vouchers to qualifying families. Residents of Loudon County can visit http://www.spaytennessee.org to find other options.

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. To report cases of stray animals potential animal endangerment or neglect, call 423-442-3911.