Brandy pet of the week

Brandy

Brandy is a lovely medium-sized mixed breed girl who weighs about 29 pounds.

At 15 months old, she is fully grown and well behaved. Brandy had hip surgery in mid-December. During her recovery she has been on crate rest and is very comfortable being confined when necessary.

She has been spayed and is almost completely housebroken. Brandy loves to walk on a leash, plays happily with her chew toys and thrives on attention.

When coming to the shelter to meet a dog, please remember their true personality may not show through immediately in the shelter environment. They may consider their kennel a safe place and be uncomfortable when taken out.

This doesn’t mean they aren’t sweet, loving dogs. It just means they are unsure or scared in this environment.

Take some time to meet each dog. Let them get used to you for a few moments before you take him/her for a walk around the shelter grounds. Once you get your new pet home, allow them time to become adjusted to their new life.

Depending on their background, living in a home may be a new experience for them. This may not happen overnight, so be patient and you will wind up with a happy, well-adjusted pet.

All animals adopted are spayed or neutered, have age appropriate vaccinations and testing, and are microchipped (with registration).

Shelter Statistics for last week: Intakes — 17; shelter adoptions — 5; transferred to rescue — 24; and two pets were returned to their owners.

Have you been to the MCFA Thrift Store run by volunteers of The Monroe County Animal Friends of Animals (MCFA)? It’s located at 3949 Highway 411 in Madisonville (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken).

If you haven’t been there for a while, you might be missing out on some tremendous bargains. New merchandise arrives daily and is priced to move. Clothing, shoes, furniture, kitchen ware, bedding, appliances, books — we’ve got it all.

Donations are greatly appreciated and are accepted Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All proceeds go to help the homeless animals of Monroe County.

Shopping hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and worker volunteers are always in high demand.

Like us on Facebook for up to date sale information. The phone number is 423-420-3423.

The Monroe County Animal Shelter is located at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Wal-Mart) and is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shelter is closed to the public on Sunday and Monday.

Call 423-442-1015 and check out all available pets on our website at www.mon roecountyfriendsofanimals.org.

TN Monroe County Animal Shelter is the official Facebook page for the Monroe County Animal Shelter. Adoption gift certificates available all year.

Monroe County Animal Shelter is now partnered with Finding Rover, a free service that helps reunite lost dogs and cats with their families, using facial recognition technology. As a partner, the community can now see if their lost pet is in our care with just a few clicks.

We encourage everyone to register with a personal Finding Rover account by going to www.Finding Rover.com.

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