Shadow, Frida and Molly are the featured pets of the week at Monroe County Animal Shelter.
Shadow is a beautiful black, 2-year-old, short-haired cat. He was brought in as a stray from Madisonville so the shelter doesn’t know his history. Shadow is a lively boy who has feline immunodeficiency virus. He is friendly, loves affection and would make a perfect house shadow.
Frida is a 5-month-old, brown tabby who was brought in as a friendly stray. This quiet girl has been a bit subdued in the shelter’s care. She may have never been indoors before. She’s acclimating well to being safe and having food and fresh water available. She has been very sweet and exhibited perfect litter box manners so far.
Molly is a 6-month-old, orange tabby with gorgeous orange eyes. Molly is friendly and very vocal. The minute you walk into the shelter’s cat room, she demands your attention. She may be loud but she is all sugar and soft, silky fur. Molly loves to be scratched and rubbed.
Shelter 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.monroecountyfriends ofanimals.org.
Shelter supplies are running low. Any donations of canned or dry dog and cat food is needed and greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter during shelter hours. Please specify the donation is for the food pantry.
MCFA Thrift Store hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.
All animals adopted from the 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.