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available pets: foster/adopt

The pets listed below are in need of a home or foster spot. Please help if you can!

Keep our adult shelter animals in mind when adding to your household members!

Updated: 6/22/2019  


TRIXIE - FEMALE - YORKIE - 12 YEARS

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6/18/19
6/18/19: Trixie has been fully vetted except for some blood work and a urinalysis ... she's a sweet girl that's already been accepted into rescue and is currently in a foster home.



ROMEO - MALE - CHIHUAHUA - 7 YEARS

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6/18/19
6/22/19: Romeo is now in a foster home and doing well.


6/18/19: Romeo is house-trained and very sweet ... he needs to have a cyst removed and will then be ready for a home. This handsome young man needs a foster home.



EUSTACE - MALE - BEAGLE MIX - SENIOR

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6/11/19
6/11/19: Eustace is a senior and blind, came in as a stray and was never claimed. He needs a foster home so he can settle into a normal "doggie" lifestyle and get the love he deserves. More to follow as we get to know Eustace.



COPPER - MALE - WIRE-HAIRED DACHSHUND MIX - 10 YEARS

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6/22/19
6/19/19: Copper has now been groomed, has completed his medical workup (blood work was great) and has finished his dental. He's a sweet boy and loves to cuddle on the sofa with us along with the other dogs.


6/14/19: Copper is now in a foster home and doing well. He's lined up for some medical work and needs a dental. He's doing well, living with other dogs (big & small). He should not be around cats.


6/4/19: Copper came into the shelter in need of a home and medical attention. His owner became ill and was no longer able to care for him. He desperately needs a foster home so he can settle into a normal "doggie" lifestyle and get the love he deserves. More to follow as we get to know Cooper.



MARY - FEMALE - CAT - 15 YEARS
STEWIE - MALE - CAT - 15 YEARS

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5/28/19

***Foster Home, Foster-to-Adopt or Adoption NEEDED NOW
for these scared, bonded, senior siblings.***

5/28/19: ***Mary and Stewie BONDED SIBLINGS***

Please call the shelter at 423-442-1015 to arrange a meet & greet
or
email if you are interested or have any questions 1catnut@gmail.com

****ADOPTION FEES ARE SPONSORED***

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Second Chance Pals' Stewie and Mary are 15 year old Bonded Siblings from the same Indoor-only home. They are both short hair, white with gray. They are having a bit of a difficult time adjusting to shelter life without their siblings (there were 8 sibs), their human family and their home. Their world is completely different after 15 years of constancy and normalcy. They are still in "shy/fearful (non-aggressive) mode." We are looking for an understanding, patient adopter or a temporary foster home for both of them together. They are very bonded and we won't separate them; they need each other. They need to get into a home environment as soon as possible so they can be relaxed cats again. They need a quiet bedroom where you can spend quality, quiet time with them multiple times per day until they decompress and are ready to roam the house ... they need to feel loved and wanted and free again. They will tell you when they're ready to join the household. Both are litter box proficient, altered, combo tested negative, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped.

Let the cats set the rules at first. Don't be surprised if the cats hide in a box you have provided (a hiding spot) for several days. (Try to block off access to underneath the bed temporarily - tape up some cardboard pieces). Stack up a bunch of pillows on the bed with a sheet over it and a comfy fleece blanket under it - make a cat cave. The will burrow under it - it's also nice and warm under a blanket. As long as they have food, water, 2 litter boxes, and toys (ping-pong balls), they will be okay. When you are not in the room, they will be coming out to eat, use the litter box, and explore. Watch for the ears perked up instead of "airplane mode" ... watch the tail ... if walking around with the tail down, he or she is still not completely comfortable ... when the tail is straight up he/she is feeling confident and comfortable. SCP

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Gradually increase your together time. Talk to the cats when you are in the safe room. You may want to sit on the floor or bed and read a book - out loud, but softly. Let them learn the sound of your voice. Call them softly, by name. They'll come around when they finally feel safe with you, but don't rush it. Count your victories in small increments: the first time one peeks out at you from the hiding spot; the first time they play with a wand toy with you; the first time they take a treat you offer him. When he finally jumps up and settles near you or in on your lap, you'll know that he is now your cat, and no longer a fearful cat.

The Monroe County Animal Shelter is located at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Wal-Mart) and is open Tuesday-Friday from 11-4:30 and Saturdays from 11-2. Call 423-442-1015 for more information and check out all available pets on our website. www.monroecountyfriendsofanimals.org The official Facebook page is "TN Monroe County Animal Shelter". Adoption Gift Certificates are available all year.




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