Truth is, there are few things cuter or sweeter than a baby animal. Kittens, puppies, ducks, colts, calves -- even chickens are cute when they are "babies." But consider adopting an older or a "special needs" animal.
"Special needs" does not mean you must spend hundreds of dollars on vet costs. It may be the pet has lost a limb, or an eye. Perhaps this is a pet that had a wonderful home, but for some reason their family gave up on them -- moving, allergies, illness in the family. Animals who are deaf, blind, or missing a limb are just as loving (if not more so), and an animal who has trust issues truly needs someone.
All of these animals have been spayed or neutered, are up to date on shots, most are microchipped (or can be for a low cost), and all of them are healthy and happy. They just need one thing: a family to love them forever.
Please mention this article when inquiring about these animals. ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!
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I'm Gizmo - very handsome!
Gizmo is a 6m old male Domestic Short Hair. Gizmo was surrendered to HSTV by his owner because he was not getting along with the other cats in the home! He wants a home and a family to love. Call 865-573-9675 or see http://humanesocietytennessee.com.
I love car rides! Let's go!
Bebe is a 2yr old female Boxer/Terrier/American Pit Bull mix at the TN Monroe County Animal Shelter. She gets along well with other dogs and even some cats. She is very intelligent and loves to ride in the car. Monroe County Animal Shelter at (423) 442-1015 or stop by 170 Kevaufer Ln, Madisonville, TN.
Loves music! Will purr for tunes!
Betty was surrendered because she wasn't getting along with the dog in the home and it was causing her severe stress. It was discovered Betty LOVED music, and she started coming out and would let people pet her as long as music was playing. She needs a no dog home and preferably someone who plays music at home. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865-573-9675 ext 108.
I'm old but not over!
Granny is 10 years young. Granny had been living outside near a local business in Lebanon but thanks to some loving people she is now safe and warm at New Leash on Life. She is older but is still has many years left and needs a family that will love her and understand that she's been through a lot. Adopt Granny for special reduced rate for senior cat. See more at: http://newleashonline.org
I love to go hiking!
Tanner is a 3 yr old Lab/Golden Retriever mix who has been at the TN Monroe County Animal Shelter since 3/2014. He walks nicely on a leash, knows sit, stay, and shake. He would make someone a great hiking partner. He adores everyone he meets and gets along well with other dogs. Call Monroe County Animal Shelter at (423) 442-1015.
I've had a hard-knock life!
Sandy is a 5 year old female, sunny and sweet despite being found with her back leg in a bear trap. The leg needed to be amputated. Her jaw was also injured from trying to free herself, but it’s healed. Recent x-rays have shown possible buckshot imbedded in her spine which is causing some urinary incontinence that is probably permanent. Sandy has gone through surgery so call 865-573-9675 to adopt her!
I'll be your best friend!
Radar is a 3-4 year old male Chihuahua mix. Radar was originally adopted from HSTV about 6 months ago, but his family felt they could no longer care for a dog and returned him! Contact HSTV, 6717 Kingston Pike or call 865-573-9675. Radar wants a home!