Once again, take a good look at these numbers. Sixty animals came in to the shelter and only 9 were adopted locally. If it were not for the tireless efforts of the shelter staff and volunteers to establish and implement our homeless animals transport to various rescue organizations both near and far, we'd have a very, very sad tale to tell. Please spay and neuter your animals so that our intake numbers will drop dramatically. Responsible pet owners spay and neuter and do not let their animals roam free. Your pet may accidentally be separated from you so be sure that (s)he is wearing a collar WITH ID tags and is microchipped. Call the shelter as soon as possible and ask us to post your dog's photo on our Facebook sites so that you have a better opportunity of locating Fido or Fluffy. If you find a stray animal, please let the shelter know. Don't assume that the animal is homeless because it's alone. Family reunions are awesome!
MCFA is looking for volunteers to help with publicity. There are short assignments that could be covered in a small amount of time but that would have significant impact on how the shelter can run a successful, humane operation. If you think you might like to help out in a non-shelter environment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a job for every compassionate heart.
The next SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program) voucher session will be held in Tellico Plains on September 10 from 10-11 AM. Visit the SNAP web site http://www.orgsites.com/tn/spay-neuter-monroe-county/ for more information.
Make a day of it on September 10 and stop by the Madtown Muscle Car Club event in Madisonville from 10 am-5 pm at Advance Auto Parts (across from Wal-Mart. Chat with the owners as you admire their special cars. You can also grab a Benton's hot dog, a bag of chips and a drink for a $5.00 donation to MCFA. Tee shirts, baked goods and adoptable animals will make this a great family event. You can add a quick trip across the street and stop in at the shelter to meet our current residents
Mark your calendars:
Our 2nd Road Block for 2016 will be Saturday, September 3rd from 9am-1pm in Sweetwater. The more volunteers we have, the more collections we can take. Sweetwater is always a very good collection point for us, and we really need your help. Everything will be provided for you - we just need your body and time.
Please contact us (Tina & Paul at email@example.com
) if you are available, and we will get back to you about scheduling. If you have a shift preference, 9-11 or 11-1, let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you!
Paper Towels, Laundry detergent, lots of scoopable/clumping cat litter, copy paper, bleach, Q-tips, cotton balls, and Original blue Dawn-all cleaning & office supplies are always needed!
The Monroe County Animal Shelter is located at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Wal-Mart) and is open Tuesday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturdays from 10-2. The shelter is closed to the public on Sunday and Monday. Call 423-442-1015 and check out all available pets on our web site at www.friendsofanimalsmc.org. Adoption Gift Certificates available all year. Like us on Facebook at TN Monroe County Animal Shelter.