Mozart and Lunar are the featured pets of the week at Monroe County Animal Shelter.

Mozart is a sweet, 2-year-old, neutered, male Labrador retriever mix. With a little bit more training he will be able to walk nicely on a leash. He gets along well with other dogs and loves treats. He could use an active, energetic family that wants to go for walks or hikes. He has been treated for heart worms.

Lunar is a 2-year-old, neutered, male coonhound. He is in a foster home where it is calmer than the shelter environment and he feels more comfortable. He is a little shy at first but very loving and likes nothing better than lying next to you on the couch. He does not like to be left alone, so he will do best in a home where someone is home all day. Lunar gets along well with other dogs.

When coming to the shelter to meet a dog, please remember their true personality may not show through immediately in the shelter environment. They may consider their kennel a safe place and be uncomfortable when taken out. Take some time to meet each dog, let them get used to you for a few moments before you take them for a walk around the shelter grounds.

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.

The MCFA Thrift Store has reopened. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Masks are required.

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 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.