Arabella, Jethro and Dan are the featured pets of the week at Monroe County Animal Shelter.

Arabella is a 3-year-old, 40-pound Australian cattle dog. She is a beautiful, well-mannered girl who walks well on a leash and enjoys time with people. A home with small children is not recommended.

Jethro is a 1-year-old, 69-pound mixed breed. He is a long-legged friendly boy who is ready to leave the confines of a shelter kennel. As a big boy he is not always aware of his size and can be a challenge on a leash. He is looking for a home with a large fenced yard where he can roam.

Dan is a 10-year-old, 47-pound treeing walker coonhound mix. This handsome elderly fellow is looking for a nice retirement home with a fenced yard. With his hound heritage, a home with small children or small animals would not be recommended.

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

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 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.