By Linda Mathes

If you have ever considered bringing a new cat or kitten into your home, now is the perfect time.  The Unicoi County Animal Shelter has a special promotion through Aug. 16 which offers reduced adoption fees on our feline population. All cats and kittens, with approved applications, are available for $40. Each cat or kitten has been neutered or spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.

Whether you are interested in a kitten or adult cat the shelter has some wonderful animals to chose from. Come by the shelter during our open hours and meet your new animal friend.

The shelter has two fundraising events scheduled for First Friday on Aug. 2 in downtown Erwin.  Union Street Taproom is sponsoring “Pints for Pups” and the shelter will be selling T-shirts and other pet items at Erwin Outdoor Supply, also on Union Street.

Don’t forget out monthly fundraiser at Chili’s Restaurant located at 3040 Franklin Terrace in Johnson City. This month’s event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Don’t forget to tell your server you are supporting the Unicoi County Animal Shelter.

As always the shelter is asking for donations of kitty litter, bleach and cleaning supplies.

For more information, please contact the shelter at 743-3071 or come by the shelter during open hours Tuesday-Saturday from 1-5:30 p.m. The shelter is located at 185 N. Industrial Drive, Erwin.