With space at a premium, sadly the larger and older animals are still the first to be euthanized to make room for the influx of new animals turned in to the shelter. Many of these animals just need that all-important second chance. These are often the ones that have those highly sought-after qualities of maturity, manners and gratitude to fit in on Day 1 . . . making the best companions.
Back in 2009, over 6,000 animals were turned into the shelter. Thankfully, that number, as well as the euthanesia numbers, have been dropping dramatically. This is due to a vigorous Spay/Neuter program and a record number of pet placements through the dedication of the MCFA family of volunteers holding adoptathons at PetsMart in Alcoa and other venues, participation in Rolling Rescue and our Second Chance Pals program. In the first six months of the SCP program, close to 40 adult pets were saved!
The rewards of adopting and/or fostering an adult dog or cat out of the shelter can be hugely rewarding and life-changing. SCP is always looking for new ideas on how to integrate these pets back into the community and beyond. If you aren't in a position to foster, making a donation toward the medical care and fostering expenses that the program incurs. Won't you help us become a part of the solution? Call the Monroe County Animal Shelter at 423-442-1015 if you think you can help.
Featured shelter needs this week are for laundry detergent, paper towels,
rooms, mops, Dawn Dishwashing Liquid and Bleach. Ongoing donations of these items are ALWAYS
needed and appreciated-as you can imagine cleaning NEVER stops at the shelter. Visit the shelter
at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Wal-Mart) Tuesday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturdays from
9-1. The shelter is closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays. Call 423-442-1015 for more