Pets of the Week

Staff Reports • Updated Mar 20, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Pop has gone off on a journey, so Snap and Crackle came to New Leash on Life in search of their own odyssey. Crackle may look like a tough guy, but he’s really a big softie. He is a 5-year-old red-and-white mixed-breed of sweetness that weighs 44 pounds. He is a love bug that just wants to give hugs to anyone and everyone he can.  And with his perky little ears and soulful brown eyes, anyone will want to give Crackle the biggest hug in the world. Of course, that would be just fine by him. He is neutered, micro-chipped and current on vaccinations, and his adoption fee is only $75. Crackle is hoping his next journey takes him to a loving family soon. Anyone who has looked for a big canine baby to make the family complete, come spend a little time getting to know Crackle and fall in love.  

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.

Elvie is a hunk, hunk “burning love.” Originally named Elvis until her humans found out she was a girl, Elvie is now in search of her purr-fect home. She is a 2-year-old brown-and-white tabby that weighs 12 pounds and is front declawed. Elvie is “all shook up” to be meeting new people, but the volunteers at New Leash on Life hope with time she will adjust. She is litter boxed trained, spayed, micro-chipped and current on vaccines. “Shake, rattle, and roll” to New Leash on Life and met this darling little lady and adopt her into the family for $50.  

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

Thanks to Painturo’s in Lebanon, the third-annual Spayghetti Dinner to benefit New Leash on Life will be March 25 from noon until 3 p.m. at Painturo’s Pizzeria in Lebanon. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, rolls and a drink for $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets will be available at the New Leash on Life adoption center and Joy Clinic. Proceeds will benefit New Leash on Life programs with a primary focus on its spay and neuter program. 

Crackle, Elvie and many other dogs and cats are available for adoption at New Leash on Life’s Adoption Center at 507 W. Baddour Pkwy. in Lebanon. The adoption center is open for adoptions Tuesday through Friday from noon until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The center is closed 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 kitties available for adoption. New Leash also has dogs available for adoption every 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, in the Opera of Trap-Neuter-Return, the stories of trapping efforts can be dramatic, beautiful, fast, slow, have happy endings or even include heartbreak. Then there comes along Aria, an individual piece of the opera that tends to stand out from the rest. She’s a story within the story. This Aria is a stunning masterpiece. She is a solo act that was composed less than a year ago. She was a lonely song in a big, wild world where nobody would have heard her, but she was in the right place at the right time, and a talent scout saw potential in her. Aria’s lyrics are currently in rewriting, so she can be a true star in somebody’s own life story. This diva waiting for her home stage is a healthy longhaired beauty that is spayed, current on shots and feline leukemia negative.  For information on Aria, contact her foster, Kelley, at 615-866-8017. 

Also at Country K-9 Rescue, the “E” word – exercise – is one New Year’s resolution that may already be broken. Well, here’s a solution to the resolution – Elle. Elle is a young mountain cur-pit mix about 8 months old. She is an active, happy pup looking for an active, happy adopter. She uses a doggie door at the kennel and keeps her kennel area clean. Elle loves playtime with other dogs and meets people with a wagging tail. A fenced yard and active adopter family would be the perfect fit for this brindle beauty. She is healthy, spayed, current on shots, wormed and micro-chipped. For more information on Elle, 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 or neuter assistance or information on area programs may contact Country K-9 Rescue at [email protected] or 877-449-5395, and a volunteer will go over available help.

Visit countryk9.petfinder.com or find Country K-9 Rescue on Facebook to see other available rescued pets. All pets are fully vetted and healthy, and dogs are micro-chipped. 

And 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 the rescue’s toll free number at 877-449-5395. Volunteers can loan traps and arrange spay or neuter. Anyone in a position to offer a feral or free-roaming cat a barn or outside home with shelter, the rescue also has some healthy, fixed cats that would love to have a job at a place. The problem won’t go away and will only get worse unless the rescue gets help from the people who know of these situations. Please help the volunteers end the cycle of homeless pets.


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