Chloe, Mame and Christian are the featured pets of the week at Monroe County Animal Shelter.

Chloe has watched many shelter friends come and go. After being in the shelter since August, she wants to be that special girl for someone. She is an adorable, sweet, 1-year-old, short-haired tortie female. A little shy at first, she warms up quickly when she realizes you just want to love her.

Mame is a 1-year-old dilute calico who has lived in the shelter since June. She enjoys attention but is also content to watch what is going on around her.

Christian came to shelter as a stray. This young 4-year-old, short-haired tortie female is very affectionate and wants to be petted and loved.

The shelter has reopened with hours of 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.monroe countyfriends ofanimals.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.

Worker volunteers for the MCFA Thrift Store are in high demand.

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 http://www.spayten nessee.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.