By Janet Medcalf, Columnist for The Greeneville Neighbor News
Each Wednesday, The Greeneville Neighbor News hits the racks all over Greene County.
Not only is the publication full of interesting information and stories, but it also contains photos of animals currently available for adoption at Greene County Animal Control.
All of these animals are hoping to either be reunited with their owners or find new families to love and care for them.
Pictures of these animals are also available at GreenevilleSun.com/photos.
The Greeneville Neighbor News also features regular stories on adoptable animals at the Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society. Because of this, the Humane Society has many successful adoption stories to share.
Puddy Tat is a fourteen-year-old, toothless Siamese cat that was recently featured in the Neighbor.
When Allen and Carolyn Rothe read Puddy Tat’s story, they immediately came to the Humane Society to meet her.
Allen reports that it was love at first sight when he met the kitty, and we think it was also love at first sight for Puddy Tat.
The Rothes say Puddy Tat loves to sleep in Allen’s chair and enjoys kneading her paws to “make bread.”
It sounds like Puddy Tat has found a wonderful and loving “retirement home.”
Many of us will never forget the story of Cyclone, the Sharpei mix that was rescued by the Humane Society after the treacherous tornadoes that hit Greene County in 2011.
Cyclone lived at the Humane Society for nearly a year before being adopted.
Only after she was featured in The Greeneville Neighbor News did she find her forever home.
The dog’s dream came true in April 2012 when Claude and Holly Davis read her story, came to the Humane Society and fell in love with her.
It’s been seven months since her adoption, and the Davis family reports that she’s doing wonderfully and is a happy, loving girl, who loves to play with her Pomeranian friend Molly.
We’re confident that Cyclone was very thankful this Thanksgiving, not only for her new family but also for getting lots of delicious turkey to eat.
Employees at the Humane Society will never forget June 28, 2012, when Roy and Alice Seymour walked into the Adoption Center.
There was Alice, waving The Greeneville Neighbor News in the air, asking if the little Boston Terrier mix named Sally, featured in that week’s edition, was still available for adoption.
Five months later, the Seymours report that while the first two weeks after the adoption were a bit challenging as Sally got adjusted to her new home, Sally has now blossomed.
They say Sally enjoys playing with homemade sock toys that Alice makes for her.
Sally goes nuts when she gets a new sock toy and throws it into the air and catches it.
Chewy, a Lab mix, is another dog with a happy ending.
He had been picked up as a stray in late 2011. He finally found a forever home with Jeremy and Emilee Mckinny on Aug. 25, 2012.
The Mckinnys report that Chewy, who has become quite spoiled, loves to play with his doggie friend Abby.
While Chewy, at first, was very afraid to ride in a car, he’s now grown to love it so much that they have to actually drag him out of the car.
The Mckinnys think Chewy is one of the best dogs they’ve ever had and are so thankful to have him in their lives.
One of the saddest dogs we’ve ever had at the Humane Society was a sweet Boxer mix named Desi.
Desi was rescued in May of 2012 from a cruel and neglectful situation.
Her life changed forever more on Aug. 19, 2012, when she was adopted by James and Joni Justice.
The Justices tell us that Desi is doing great, is now housebroken and loves to play with her Poodle friend Cain.
Desi is very friendly and loves it when visitors come to the house.
Desi’s new family share that since Desi had never lived indoors before, she was very scared when they put up the Christmas tree this season, but they’re confident that she’ll get use to it and will learn to love Christmas.
Mary Margaret, a beautiful white cat, recently found her forever home with Rodney and Ashlin Fisher, after her picture was featured in The Greeneville Neighbor News.
Not only did Mary Margaret find a new family, but she also got a new name. Now known as Marilyn, the doggie had a wonderful Thanksgiving and seems to be very happy in her new home.
The Fishers tell us that they are very glad that they adopted her because she’s such a sweet cat.
Thank You To The Neighbor
We want to thank not only The Greeneville Neighbor News and its readers for allowing us to share our stories.
If it weren’t for the readers taking the time to learn about these homeless animals in need of a family, we wouldn’t have these wonderful success stories to share.
We hope these stories put a smile on your face and encourage you to continue reading your copy of The Greeneville Neighbor News each week.
The Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society is located at 950 Hal Henard Road. Hours are Monday through Friday 11-5 and Saturdays 11-4.