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Pets of the week

Staff Reports • Updated Feb 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Many poets have likened a river to a human soul as it travels this world and onto some greater unknown. We feel once River is met, anyone’s heart will want her travels to work their way toward them. 

When someone looks in her eyes, there is no question their heart will connect to hers. River is a gorgeous 5-year-old white and silver-black husky, possibly a shepherd mix. She’s a big girl at 75 pounds, but hey, big girls need love, too. 

River is so sweet and she enjoys getting attention. She wouldn’t say no to a belly rub either. River has yet to meet someone she doesn’t like and is friendly and social to all who come by. 

River is spayed, micro-chipped and current on vaccinations. Anyone who is looking for a companion to accompany them on life’s twists and turns, River is a sweetheart and would make a wonderful addition to a family. Thanks to Best Friends Animal Society, this beautiful girl can be adopted for $40 with an approved application. 

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 yard.

This is one bunch of grade-A kittens. Aaron, Abbott, Addie, Adel and Aden came to New Leash on Life when their home caught fire, and they had nowhere to go. They appear to be healthy other than having come in with eye ulcers that are getting treated but are most likely permanent, however, they do not let any of that bother them. 

Addie is a lovable orange Tabby who was born in August and weighs a little more than 3 pounds. She is getting used to all the open space in the cat room and is enjoying all the new toys she gets to play with. Addie is a sweetheart who comes running to get her cuddles from whoever she meets. She spends most of her snuggle time with brother Abbott. Addie is litter box trained, spayed, micro-chipped and has started her kitten vaccines. Come meet her and talk to the staff about reduced adoption fees thanks to a grant from the Petco Foundation. 

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.

River, Addie 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, it’s not quite spring, but it’s Blossom time. Meet Blossom, the beagle, a very nice gal about 8 years old. OK, she’s maybe a year or two more, but she’s not telling. Blossom came from an area animal control facility. No one was looking for her. She is healthy, spayed, current on shots and heartworm negative. She has good manners and controls her beagle bark well. She plays well with other dogs and loves visitors. For information on this lady, call the kennel at 615-444-8011.

Also at Country K-9 Rescue, Lily is a chocolate lab-mix found near the Smith-Wilson county line. No owner was found, and Lily is ready for a new home. She is about 6 years old, a happy and well-mannered lady. Lily is healthy, spayed, heartworm negative and current on shots. She came with skin problems on her feet, but this was treated and cleared. While she was treated for her feet, she was in a foster home and has received great reviews from her foster on her house manners. She is housetrained and can use a crate comfortably. Lily is strong, smart and playful. She would like a home with a fenced yard or a family that can give her walks and outside time. For information on Lily, contact Annelise at 615-594-0099. 

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.

At the Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter, A.W. is a beautiful young pit bull and lab mix that was picked up by an animal control officer roaming Mt. Juliet. He is a strong boy, with a bright and fun personality. He shows no aggression to people but can be ‘moody’ with other dogs. He needs to be in a house without cats. 

Volunteers always advise anyone to make an appointment to come see an animal they are interested in so they can socialize with it. Then, they ask the family and any other pets are brought to see how they will get along before adopting. Come by and introduce yourself to A.W. He will be super happy to meet anyone.

His adoption fee is only $25, but he will need to be neutered before going to a forever home. He will also require a bully breed application. Call the Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter at 615-773-5533 to make an appointment or stop by during open hours on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

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