Veterans can find a new sense of purpose and a new pet friend when they save a
last-chance dog or cat: well-adjusted animals who find themselves in shelters through
no fault of their own, waiting for their hero. See this link from
to read about
the potential value of this program for those wounded and suffering from PTSD.
Click here to start the qualification process.
Saving Lives in Monroe County
In addition to local adoptions, The Monroe County Animal Shelter (MCAS) is saving the lives of countless homeless animals by participating in a variety of available programs. One such program is Pets for Patriots.
Pets for Patriots is an organization that creates an opportunity for members of the U.S. Military community to economically and easily adopt adult shelter pets, special needs animals and those most in need of a loving, forever home. Through partnership with member shelters, Pets for Patriots helps to reduce the financial costs associated with pet ownership. Shelters are evaluated before being accepted as a member shelter and MCAS is proud to be the first shelter in Tennessee to become a Pets for Patriots partner.
Focusing on large and/or special needs animals, we have been able to facilitate 6 adoptions through this program. We are excited to now be able to offer Sam THE CAT!
into the program. Sam
would like to tell you a little about himself.
I am Sam! Sam I Am!
And I am lucky to be a Pets for Patriots Cat, looking for my new forever indoor home. I am a big, handsome, neutered, sweet, distinguished gentleman of about 13 and I would like to be your favorite companion…do you want to be my favorite human?" I'm a VERY friendly affectionate cat who loves head-butting for kisses. But Yuck - listen to this ...... They took me for what they called a Senior health exam. It was pretty humiliating but the lady in the white coat said that I didn't seem to have any health issues. They took some blood and cleaned my teeth too, and even pulled one on August 10th. I'll never forget that date. They said that was pretty good though, considering my seniority.
I think I'd like to be an only pet - mostly so I can claim all available lap time as MINE! Everyone says I'm a great cat and I just know that I deserve a safe, secure, loving home. I don't need any training because I already know how to use my litter box every time…just show me where it is at our house and then point out where my food and water dishes are and we'll be set to go.
I'd be so honored if you think that you and I could be best buds. Please call the Monroe County Animal Shelter at 423-442-1015 if you think you might be able to spring me from my cat condo. It's pretty nice here, but renting is never as good as having your own real place to live.
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.
Our Second Chance Pals
foster program is an excellent place to start, as these adult
pets have had the stability of living in a home environment and already fit at least one of
the primary requirements for a Pets for Patriots adoption. Ask the shelter to have the
foster brought in for a get-acquainted visit.
Or you may choose to make an appointment to visit our shelter and select from those
animals that are currently available for Patriots: one that is 2 years or older, a dog
weighing more than 40 pounds regardless of age, or a special needs dog or cat. Many times,
larger animals are difficult to find foster care and you may find the perfect larger
companion directly from the shelter.
All pets have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and are up to date on their
vaccinations. After finding your buddy, begin to experience the companionship that
only a loyal pet will give. Your new pet friend is waiting.
If you would like to donate directly to Pets for Patriots
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