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.





Construction Road Closings Announced

Here are upcoming road closings:   W. 7th Street: The 100 block of E 7th Street will be closed Tuesday, between Walnut Street and Cherry Street  from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. for utility work. This night work will repeat as weather allows for one week.  A detour will be posted. Mountain Creek Road: The 5400 block of Mountain Creek Road will be closed ... (click for more)

Motorcycle Club Plans 3rd Operation Hero To Benefit Cleveland 100

For the third year in a row, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts, many of them emergency services representatives, will spearhead an event called “Operation Hero” to benefit Cleveland 100. Cleveland 100, began in 1996 to provide immediate financial assistance for dependents of police, fire rescue and ambulance personnel who lose their life in the line of duty.   Bradley/Cleveland ... (click for more)

Jury Clears Juvenile Judge Philyaw Of Discrimination Charge In Dismissal Of Openly Gay Magistrate

A federal jury deliberated about an hour on Tuesday afternoon before ruling in favor of Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw, who had been sued by an openly gay magistrate that he dismissed. Judge Travis McDonough had dismissed the other two defendants - Court Administrator Sam Mairs and Hamilton County - from the case at the close of the proof. Judge Philyaw said, "I thank the ... (click for more)

Attorney Elliott Says City Council Action On Mountain Creek Zoning Case "Highly Irregular And Highly Illegal"

The City Council on Tuesday night took action on a Mountain Creek zoning case, though attorney Sam Elliott said it was "highly irregular and highly illegal." The council voted 7-2 to instruct the city attorney to file a new zoning case on a section of the former Quarry golf course against the wishes of the owner of the property and the developer who plans to buy it. Attorney ... (click for more)

Why Can't Someone Unstop The Water Buildup Problem At The I-24 Cummings Highway Exit? - And Response

Exit 174 on westbound Interstate 24 is closed again as is the westbound entrance ramp. Cummings Highway is shut as well. I inquired at TDOT on Dec. 28, 2015, why this continues to happen. The engineer’s response was that the drain from ground west of the interstate runs under private land and cover over it has caused that pipe to collapse. Obviously flow still goes through, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘We’ll Lose The Senate!’

A guy who I admire and respect wrote me yesterday. He had just read my story defending Bob Corker for honoring “The Code” due to his true friendship with Phil Bredesen. He is also no stranger to my vivid dislike of the Republican choice to replace Corker in the Senate. Marsha Blackburn is no match against Bredesen on any tier and it is clearly the Republican Party itself that has ... (click for more)