ECCAS to host ‘Empty the Shelter’ event Saturday

Published 5:32 pm Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter is offering the public a chance to bring home a companion.
Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey last week the shelter is hosting an “Empty the Shelter” event on Saturday, April 29, from noon to 5 p.m.
“Because of our new partnership with Lincoln Memorial University of College of Shelter Veterinary Medicine, many of the cats and dogs that are available for this event have already been spayed or neutered,” the mayor said.
Humphrey added during Tuesday’s Animal Advisory Board meeting that the shelter received a generous donation from a sponsor that was earmarked to cover the adoption costs for an allotted amount of animals.
“We’re very excited about Saturday’s event,” Shelter Director Shannon Posada said. “We’ve been lucky to have sponsors come out and show their support for the shelter.”
Posada added that animals would be available at no charge Saturday until the sponsorship funding is depleted. After the funds run out, the cost to adopt or sponsor is $45 for a cat and $55 for a dog.
“There are a variety of animals up for adoption during the day,” Posada said. “We’ve got small dogs, large dogs, several litters of kittens, cats … just about any type size or breed of cat or dog somebody would love. We’re excited about seeing these animals have a chance to make it to their forever homes.”
Posada also thanked the community for the continually support for the animals, including local and offsite veterinary clinics, the Friends of the Shelter group and the Carter County Humane Society.
The director also praised the efforts of Brother Wolf, adding Wednesday’s meeting inside the Carter County Courthouse about rescue and foster opportunities went over “very well.”
“I was pleased to see how the meeting went,” she said. “It was wonderful. We had so many people show up. Brother Wolf did a great job. We’re looking forward to our continued relationship with them, too, moving forward.”
For more information on animals at the shelter, call (423) 547-6359.

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