SPCA Launches Baxter’s Home-Going Campaign

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Baxter
Baxter

Baxter’s been a guest at the SPCA of Bradley County longer than any other animal. He came into the shelter on opening day and last week Tennessee’s largest open-intake, no-kill animal shelter launched a campaign to help Baxter find his forever family.  

Baxter’s Home-Going Campaign has its own Facebook page that readers can follow at facebook.com/BaxtersHomeGoing.

Baxter weighs about 65 pounds and is probably a Labrador/St. Bernard mix. The SPCA estimates his age between 5-6 years old. Baxter is a great dog, but would do best in a home without small children or other animals. He wants all of his person’s attention, said officials.

Shelter volunteer Shelley Moreland said Baxter was hit with sticks by neighborhood kids and that trauma has left him in need of a home that is calmer and with a preference for adults.  

“He is the sweetest and calmest dog," said shelter volunteer Jennifer King of Baxter.  "Loyal. His whole body wags when he sees someone he knows. You can see his soul through his eyes.”

Baxter is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and microchipped. His adoption fee is $50.  

Another volunteer compliments Baxter on his beautiful bark, while another says he would be a great companion for someone living alone – serving both as a best friend and a protector. 

“He loves everybody,” shelter volunteer John Chock said. “He is such a gentle soul. I have prayed long and hard for this big old guy. He really deserves a happy home.”   

Potential adopters can meet Baxter during the SPCA’s regular business hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Monday, 4-6 p.m. Potential adopters who can’t make it during those hours can call 464-6070 to schedule an appointment.

While the SPCA is putting a special focus on Baxter, you can view all of the pets at the SPCA at www.facebook.com/bradleycountyspca.




VIDEO: Chattanooga Dog Balances Wine Glass With Wine On His Head

Ralfi, a whippet and Jack Russell mix residing in Chattanooga, has perfect balance. He can even balance a wine glass on his head - complete with wine in the glass. Ralfi belongs to Jenny Eberhart. (click for more)

Tennessee American Water Invites Residents To Water Fest

Tennessee American Water invites area residents to its upcoming Water Fest on Thursday. The open house is free and includes plant tours, educational demonstrations, children’s activities, face painting and refreshments. In addition several community partners will be on-hand to show how water is connected to almost everything we do.  “We are excited to host this first-ever ... (click for more)

Man, 28, Shot And Killed In East Chattanooga

A 28-year-old man was shot and killed in East Chattanooga early Friday morning. The victim was identified as Jeremy Clark, a brother of House candidate Dennis Clark. Dennis Clark said, "Jeremy, a beloved son, my younger brother and dear friend to many, was taken from us too soon. The pain from our sudden and tragic loss is Indescribable. He was a compassionate and fun-loving ... (click for more)

Siedlecki Files Amended Financial Disclosure After GOP Files Complaint; Lists Personal Loan Rather Than In-Kind Contribution

Democratic assessor of property candidate Mark Siedlecki filed an amended financial disclosure form on Friday afternoon after county Republicans said he accepted far above the legal limit from a corporation he heads. The new disclosure said he made personal loans totaling $38,288 to the campaign. It does not include any in-kind contributions. The earlier forms listed ... (click for more)

Olympic Events On The Ocoee River Made History – But It Wasn’t Easy

It started with a simple “what if” question while Atlanta officials were working on a bid to host the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.  A group of amateur kayakers from the city began asking themselves: “What if Atlanta’s bid is successful? Then where would the Olympic whitewater canoe and kayak races be held?”  To some of the members of that group, the answer was obvious. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Don’t Kick A Man’s Neck

From the minute my brothers and I each became cognizant, my dad started teaching us the rules of becoming a man. Dad was from deep in Mississippi and he’d been taught a lot of life’s secrets from his father. These lessons have been passed for generations and, the older I have become, I’m convinced a lot of them were borne from The Sermon on the Mount. Our favorite, back in the ... (click for more)