Naomi and Jules are this week’s featured furry felines. Naomi is a very sweet, sociable little girl less than 1 year old. She is a soft as black velvet short hair, with beautiful green eyes just waiting for you to take her home. Jules is a very friendly, young, handsome head-butting striped tabby with enormous green eyes. Both cats are “pre-owned” and are socialized and litter box trained. All pets adopted from MCAS are spayed or neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped and have a new collar and name tag.
PPAW Spay/Neuter Clinic will hold their annual spring rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs on Saturday (4/25) from 9 am-12 noon in the parking lot at the Loudon County High School in Loudon. No income or residency restrictions apply. The cost is $10 for a one-year vaccination and $15 for a three-year vaccination. Participants must show proof of a previous rabies vaccination in order to receive the three-year vaccine. Dogs should be on a leash and cats should be confined in a pillowcase or pet carrier for safety. For more information, call PPAW at 865-856-7729.
Spring cleaning for your pets: Yes, it’s time to clean those pet beds, blankets, collars and even toys. Collars get stained with skin oil and dirt, and they may retain odors. Leashes are often dragged on the ground or accidentally peed on. Keeping them clean not only looks more attractive, it also helps keep your pet’s skin and fur healthy. Hand wash the collar and leash in warm water with mild, unscented dish soap. Scrub stained areas with an old toothbrush. You can also put nylon collars into the washing machine with the dog beds; make sure collars dry thoroughly in the sun before putting them back on your pet.
Now that we have a separate building for cat quarantines our new “pet project” is new, stainless, puppy kennels for use in the former cat quarantine location. Funding is needed for this project. If you can make a donation, please contact the shelter at 423- 442-1015…any amount helps the puppies! We strive to make the shelter a healthy environment for our animals-these cages will help meet that goal.
Shelter needs: laundry detergent along with the ongoing need for newspapers, bleach, office supplies, brooms, mops, blankets and towels. Take a shelter break - stop by and visit with our animals - the days are long at the shelter and an extra walk, cuddle or tummy rub makes a big difference in their lives. Also check out our web site at www.friendsofanimalsmc.org and like us on Facebook at TN Monroe County Animal Shelter. Call (423-442-1015) or visit the shelter at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Wal-Mart) Tuesday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-2. The shelter is closed to the public on Sunday and Monday. Keep checking our Facebook page for adoptable pets and event postings.
IMPORTANT NOTE: At the present time there is NO full time Animal Control Officer in Monroe County. Please call the Sheriff’s office at 423-442-3911 to report cases of stray animals, animal endangerment or abuse/neglect. Please do not call the shelter.