All animals at Pets Without Parents adopted ahead of June 30 closure

Laura and her sister, Brooke, are just two of the about 30 animals still in need of a home at...
Laura and her sister, Brooke, are just two of the about 30 animals still in need of a home at Pets Without Parents before it closes June 30.(WVLT)
Published: Jun. 22, 2018 at 3:37 PM EDT
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A volunteer with Pets Without Parents tells WVLT News that all animals in need of homes ahead of the shelter's June 30 closures have been adopted.

Former board member Michele Karl last week said there were still 70 dogs and cats are up for adoption. They were being offered with no adoption fees to good homes.

Brooke and Laura were among the 30 animals looking for a home. Separation is hard for the two because they have anxiety.

"I was here whenever they came in," Kristen Hawks of Pets Without Parents said. "They were just so sad and scared and just really shy. I don't know I just connected with them. They've pulled at my heart."

Now that Pets Without Parents is closing, Hawks wants to find the pair a home more than ever.

"I'm actually pretty heart broken about it," Hawks said. "I've gotten pretty attached to the animals. I think we have a great thing here. We could have done a lot for the community. It's just disheartening."

WVLT is still working to learn if Brooke and Laura were adopted together.

Hawks said the animals would not be killed if they aren't adopted by June 30th.

"No one absolutely will be euthanized, that was never the plan and that is still not the plan," Hawks said.

The shelter is located at 901 Mize Lane in Sevierville.

Sevier County announced in May it's working toward

for the displaced pets from Pets Without Parents' closure. Assistant County Mayor Perrin Anderson told WVLT News on Friday that discussions and logistical considerations for this shelter are ongoing.

"The county and cities continue to work towards opening a temporary animal shelter as soon as feasible," Anderson said.