Pet of the week


FARMINGTON — Staff at the Franklin County Animal Shelter said that Penny is a beautiful red-ticked walker hound mix that has been at the shelter longer than any other dog. Penny loves to go on long walks and has one of the kindest dispositions at the shelter.

She has been to a few nursing homes for pet therapy and has bounded through the shelter rooms while staff members give tours with students and Girl Scouts. Penny gets along with other dogs and cats. She even has been around a 2-year-old. 

They said that she has been in a kennel most of her life and not in a home. Although she settles nicely in to any situation, she is not completely housebroken, staff said. With a patient family she would be the perfect match. For more information on Penny, call the Franklin County Animal Shelter at 778-2638 or just stop by at 550 Industry Road.

New dogs at the shelter include a male pit mix from Starks. The shelter also recently received a $380 donation from the fifth graders at the Phillips Elementary School. The students stopped by during Be Kind to Animals Week to meet Penny and other pets like her, as well as to present the donation.