BONUS PET OF THE WEEK: Hunter searching for his forever home


CULLMAN – The Cullman County Animal Shelter is seeing more dogs than normal come in and is in need of help to get them adopted. The shelter’s Donna Ruttkay introduces us to The Cullman Tribune’s second Pet of the Week.

“Hunter is a Mountain Cur/Plott Hound (North Carolina state dog) mix, approximately 1 year old. He’s a medium-energy pet who needs a job, maybe as a jogging/hiking partner, or as a comfort/companion dog,” said Ruttkay.

Hunter is a shelter ‘veteran’ who was adopted from the shelter last year.  When Animal Control picked him up this time, he was healthy and clean, but officers were unable to reach anyone at the phone number on his microchip, so he’s available again.

Because he has already been neutered and had his shots, Hunter’s adoption fee is only $5!  Ruttkay has offered to supply the first bag of food, and the shelter will provide collar, leash, and treats at no charge.

“Animal shelter staff and volunteers work with their dogs to make sure they are accustomed to being around people, walking on a leash and practicing good behavior.  Five of the shelter’s dogs have recently been ‘hired’ to work as special needs service dogs. You will get good pets from the Cullman County Animal Shelter.”

Please consider adopting to give a rescued pet a chance at a happy and healthy life.

Contact the Cullman County Animal Shelter at 256-734-5448, or visit 935 Convent Road NE.  Reach them by email at

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