Pets of the Week: Feb. 22

Will County rescues have dogs and cats for adoption

The Herald-News presents this week’s Pets of the Week. Read the description of each pet to find out about that pet, including where he or she can be adopted.

Email “Pet of the Week” submissions to news@theheraldnews.com. Photos should be in jpg file format, 200 dpi and sent as email attachments. Submissions are subject to editing for length, style, grammar and run as space is available.

Lee is a 5-year-old hound that came from a high kill shelter in Tennessee. He is friendly, gentle and laid-back. He loves other dogs. Lee is heartworm positive and needs a compassionate owner through the remainder of his treatment. To meet Lee, email Stacy at stacy@nawsus.org. Visit nawus.org.

Namaste is a 5-year-old domestic shorthair. She is sweet, lovable, friendly and social. She loves to be the center of attention and is always purring. She seems to love everyone she meets, and she gets along with other cats.  To meet Namaste, email Delonda at delonda@nawsus.org or call NAWS at 708-478-5102. Visit nawus.org.

Nilla is a quiet 6-year-old cat. She is slowly opening up and, once out of her cage, she is very affectionate. She is a bit overweight for her petite little frame and currently weighs 14 pounds. To meet Nilla, please call Joliet Township Animal Control at 815-725-0333.

Niah is a 3-year-old medium-haired cat. She is a little timid but will still approach people for some pets. To meet Niah, please call Joliet Township Animal Control at 815-725-0333.

Max is a 6-year-old male American bulldog/hound mix who is an alumnus of the shelter. His adoptive owner became ill and could no longer care for him. Max is heartbroken and overweight and needs a compassionate forever home that can get him back to a healthy weight. Contact the Will County Humane Society at willcountyhumane.com and follow the instructions for the adoption process.

Molly is a 1-year-old female calico cat who is shy but warms up to people quickly. She loves to play with toys and the other cats. Contact the Will County Humane Society at willcountyhumane.com and follow the instructions for the adoption process.

Denise M. Baran-Unland

Denise M. Baran-Unland is the features editor for The Herald-News in Joliet. She covers a variety of human interest stories. She also writes the long-time weekly tribute feature “An Extraordinary Life about local people who have died. She studied journalism at the College of St. Francis in Joliet, now the University of St. Francis.