Felicity a lovable pit bull

Felicity

Felicity is the featured pet of the week at Monroe County Animal Shelter.

A 6-year-old American pit bull mix, she weighs 43 pounds and came to the shelter as a stray. Felicity and other dogs and cats can be found at the Monroe County Animal Shelter located at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville behind Walmart.

Shelter hours are 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. Call 423-442-1015 to confirm the shelter’s hours due to COVID-19.

The shelter is currently filled to near maximum capacity, so we are looking for people to help foster some animals. Many of the animals are housebroken, sweet and family friendly. They are often placed in the shelter because their owners are no longer able to care for them. For more information, contact animal.shelter@monroetn.com or 423-442-1015.

New policies have been implemented based on social-distancing guidelines. Owner surrenders are by appointment only.

We will be scheduling appointments 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 countyfriendsofanimals.org.

For the protection of staff, volunteers and the public, we will only be able to accommodate one family at a time. Wearing a mask is greatly appreciated. Please call when you arrive 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.

Those in 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.