Harley and Blue are the featured pets of the week at Monroe County Animal Shelter.
Harley is a 3-year-old, 58-pound mixed breed. He is a robust boy who recently thought he had found his forever home. Though his personality was fine for the family, his size was a bit much for the grandchildren. He seems to be housebroken but could use a little more instruction on leash walking. This black and white lumbering gentleman is friendly with people but no cats.
Blue is a 2-year-old, 63-pound female, shepherd/Siberian husky mix. She has gorgeous captivating blue eyes. She walks well on a leash and will sit nicely for a treat. As a young energetic girl, she will benefit from a routine of walking, interactive play time and training to challenge the intelligence that comes with her breed. Blue is friendly with people but prefers to be an only pet. She may be already housebroken.
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 contact 423-442-1015 or animal. firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. All adoptable pets can be seen online at www.monroecounty friendsofanimals.org.
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.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.