Bella, Hoss and Triscuit are the featured pets of the week at Monroe County Animal Shelter.

Bella and Hoss are bulldog/catahoula mixes that are about 3 years old and already altered. They were surrendered because their owner’s health issues.

Bella loves to boss her brother Hoss and does an amazing job of helping to balance Hoss. The shelter would love to have them adopted together, although we know that is not always possible.

Bella is a high-energy girl that loves attention and a good cuddle. She will be a fun companion for a loving family. Hoss is a bundle of lovable energy who loves to do “zoomies.” Bella is heart-worm positive and has already started treatments.

Triscuit is a 39-pound, 4-year-old spayed hound mix. She is a sweet, curious and friendly girl with a wonderful, calm and gentle demeanor. Her very patient personality would make her a great addition to a family atmosphere with respectful children and she would love to have some cuddle-buddy friends. She has very good leash manners. As with many of our shelter dogs, Triscuit arrived heart-worm positive and has already started treatments.

Please take found pets to the shelter to be checked for a microchip and to see if anyone has reported that pet lost. Post a lost or found pet directly to the shelter Facebook page at MonroeCounty Animal Shelter or for wide coverage, including vet offices. Microchipping is available at the Monroe County Animal Shelter for $10.

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.