We’re Stuffed: Animal shelter hosts adoption event

Published 4:50 pm Friday, November 20, 2020

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Make room for some furry guests this Thanksgiving.
The Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter is hosting the “We’re Stuffed” adoption event into next week.
The adoption event began on Nov. 16, and will continue Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this upcoming week. Cats and dogs who have been spayed/neutered will be $10, while those who have not yet been spayed/neutered will be $25 (they will come with a spay/neuter voucher). All animals are up to date on vaccinations according to their age. Veterinary references are required.
“They’re ready,” said Shannon Posada, shelter director. “They’re hot and ready just in time for Thanksgiving.”
Posada explained that one of the reasons behind the event is increases in the animal population, such as kittens. The hope? That everyone has a home in time for the holidays.
“We would love to have the shelter emptied for the holidays because it would fill right back up the following week,” said Posada.
Posada said now is the perfect time for people to bring a furry friend into their homes, this being due to people being off work and having time to blend a new member into the family.
“That’s really what we want. We want our animals at a loving home to enjoy the holidays as well,” she said.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the holiday season is now in full swing. The next adoption event will be around Christmas.
While Posada says there are fantastic animals in the shelter that would make a wonderful addition to families, she urges people to still remember that a new pet is a commitment.
“This is not just a Christmas present or a holiday gift. This is a commitment for 15 to 20 years,” she said. “They do grow up, and they need just as much love as they’re growing as what they did when they were adopted. They’re not throwaways, they’re not something to hang on to until the newness wears off. This is a commitment. We take our adoptions seriously.”
This holiday adoption event will be by appointment only. Posada said the shelter will do what they can for people to aid in alleviating COVID-19 concerns. For more information, call 423-547-6359.

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