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Pets of the Week

Staff Reports • Updated Oct 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Calypso will captivate anyone with just one glance. She is a stunning 4-year-old black-and-white boxer and border collie mix that weighs 44 pounds. The gorgeous little lady came to New Leash on Life from animal control and is now in search of her fur-ever home. Just saying her name, Calypso, would make smile. She is absolutely irresistible. She is current on vaccinations and will be spayed and micro-chipped prior to adoption. Anyone can come meet this mesmerizing girl and adopt her for $75.  

All New Leash on Life dogs must be adopted to families willing to have their pets be allowed inside, especially at night.  No dog is allowed to be put on a “tie out” or chain outside and should be walked on a leash when not in a fenced in yard.

“After all, tomorrow is another day.” Scarlett is a sweet 1-year-old ginger tabby kitty that came to New Leash on Life looking for that wonder she can call home. She was sick when she arrived, and after almost two months, she is well and ready to start her new chapter. Scarlett loves to get attention from everyone and will roll over for belly rubs. She is a little cautious of the other cats as she is adjusting to her new surroundings. Anyone can visit with this darling young lady and adopt her into your family for only $85. She is litter box trained, spayed, micro-chipped and current on vaccines.  

All cats must be indoor only and shall not be declawed.

For anyone not ready to commit to adoption, ask about New Leash on Life’s seven-day sleepover program for dogs and cats. For anyone who already has their limit of four-legged family members should consider becoming a ‘Guardian’ to help homeless pets each month. Visit newleashonline.org and click on programs, then Guardian Guild for more information.

Calypso, Scarlett and many other wonderful dogs and cats are available for adoption at New Leash on Life’s Adoption Center at 507 W. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon.  The center is open for adoptions Tuesday through Friday from noon until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. It is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Also visit the Luv-A-Pet Center at the Mt. Juliet PetSmart during regular store hours to meet more of New Leash’s wonderful kitties available for adoption. Dogs are also available for adoption each Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the PetSmart in Mt. Juliet at Providence Marketplace. For more information, call 615-444-1144, look for New Leash on Life on Facebook and visit newleashonline.org.

At Country K-9 Rescue, here’s what’s known about Elliott. Elliott was found wandering in a neighborhood, picked up by local animal control but was never claimed by an owner. The animal control officers described him as calm, quiet and gentle. Volunteers took Elliott into the rescue to find another home for him. He arrived with old wounds on his neck – maybe a bite, maybe from being on a chain – but all is healed well. He is heartworm negative, neutered and current on shots.   He is about 4 years old, weighs about 60 pounds and is maybe a lab or setter mix.  Elliott is basically a dork. He does not jump on visitors but will approach gently for a petting or treat. He is quiet but will bark at thunder. He is learning to keep his kennel area clean and has decided that hot dog treats are the best. Elliott walks nicely on a leash and rides well in a car crate. Anyone who would like to meet Elliott, maybe take him for a walk or share a hot dog treat with him, may contact the kennel at 615-444-8011. 

Also at Country K-9 Rescue, Garth knows all he needs to know about being a hound.  He knows how to be happy, friendly and playful. Yes, that’s about it. This super nice redbone hound is about 9 months old, neutered, current on shots and heartworm negative. He gets along well with other dogs and all visitors. He loves chasing a ball outside. He would do best with an active adopter who can give him walks and outside play time. For information on this hound clown, contact the kennel at 615-444-8011. 

One of the goals at Country K-9 Rescue is to reduce unwanted litters by promoting spay and neuter of area cats and dogs. Anyone who needs spay and neuter assistance or information on area programs is welcome to contact Country K-9 Rescue at fixwilson@yahoo.com, or call 877-449-5395 and one of the volunteers will go over available help.

It’s kitten season again – a time when many feral or free-roaming cats produce more feral and free-roaming kittens. The litters rarely do well on their own, and if they survive, they just continue to add to the stray pet problem. Anyone who knows of free-roaming cats in need of spay or neuter, call 877-449-5395. Country K-9 Rescue volunteers can loan traps and arrange spay or neuter. The problem won’t go away and will only get worse unless there’s help from the people who know of the situations. Help the shelter end the cycle of homeless pets.

At Mt. Juliet Animal Care and Control, there’s Brutus, a black, white and cream American bulldog mix that arrived in late September. 

Someone roaming a local neighborhood found Brutus. She provided food and water to him for the day, but when nobody came looking for him, she knew she had to do the best thing for him. She called the shelter to provide a safe, cool place for him off the streets. Brutus is the most loving dog and enjoys being lazy wherever “his person” is. Unfortunately, Brutus tested heartworm positive, so he’s getting through treatment, but that shouldn’t stop him from finding his fur-ever family. If Brutus finds a family before treatment is over, the medication required to finish his treatment will be provided.

Brutus is not neutered but is up to date on all vaccinations. He will require a bully breed application. His adoption fee is $25, plus the cost of his neuter. 

Please call 615-773-5533 to set up an appointment to meet Brutus or come during open hours Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

 

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