FARMINGTON — Mama and Popeye are the Pets of the Week at the Franklin County Animal Shelter.

Dog of the Week, Mama, a 3- to 4-year-old unconfirmed breed, is an affectionate girl looking for an owner willing to snuggle. She is friendly around other dogs, but would rather chase cats than live with them. Older people and canes seem to make Mama nervous. Though she barks at children, she has not shown aggression toward them. Mama is learning basic commands, and has good leash manners.

Popeye is pretty good with everything and everyone. The 4- to 6-year-old Cat of the Week is sweet and snuggly. Popeye had a bad break in his back leg, which has been repaired, but he will probably always walk with a limp — but that won’t prevent him from adopting a fur-ever lap.

Mama, Popeye and other pets may be visited at the shelter from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 550 Industry Road. Cats and dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption and have been vaccinated for rabies, treated for fleas, microchipped and have had nail trims. The shelter also rehomes barn cats, livestock and other pets.

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