Dawkins, Diggs and Neve are the featured pets of the week at Monroe County Animal Shelter.
Dawkins is a friendly and vocal 2-year-old long-haired cat. When he came into the shelter, his coat was coarse, rough and dull. He’s been enjoying the perks of inside living so the shelter is starting to see major changes in his appearance that comes with safety, security and regular feedings. He loves to greet everyone who visits and is always eager for a good conversation.
Diggs is a curious 2-year-old, black short-haired cat with a cute bobtail. He tends to watch and analyze the world before committing to an action. He is friendly but cautious. Diggs likes to be petted but can get antsy when held. He is young and may still have a bit of kitten in him.
Neve is the epitome of beauty. A 2-year-old Siamese mix, her coat is like newly fallen snow and her eyes are like blue topaz. She is the perfect blend of beauty, sweetness and goofiness. Neve will speak soft words of meow in search of caresses and while you are stroking her soft fur, so relaxed, she will fall off her shelf, shake her head and pretend that it was all in your imagination.
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.monroe countyofriendsofanimals.org.
The MCFA Thrift Store is taking donations 10-11 a.m. Mondays. Shopping days are Wednesday, Friday or Saturday by appointment only. Please call Cindy at 423-371-2710. Furniture and other items will still be sold through the shelter Facebook page. Stay tuned for updates on the shelter website, Facebook page and newsletter.
Chewy.com created a wish list for shelters, requiring just the click of a mouse to order the items the dogs and cats really need. These items will be shipped directly to the shelter. The list will be continually updated with more toys and treats.
Choose gifts you would like to send at https://www.chewy.com/g/monroe-county-friends-of-animals_b71613221. Your order will be filled, shipped and welcomed by all animals at the shelter.
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.spay tennessee.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.