PADUCAH (WSIL) -- Many pets get passed up in animal shelters because they require more work or they're simply scared which is why we're trying to help them get adopted.
Meet Mayhem, Mayhem is a five year old terrier mix that hasn't had the best luck in life and could use some extra love.
Ashley Ro, Manager and Veterinarian Technician at the shelter, says, "He was brought in as a stray back in October from Animal Control and he actually came in with his eye injured so we did have to remove his eye."
While unsure of what happened to his eye, Ro suspects Mayhem has been the victim of abuse.
"No special care, so it's no different than any other dog, he's 100 percent healthy other than the heart worms which like I said are being treated and they do go home with them", states Ro.
Mayhem knows some commands but still needs a bit of training. Ro says, "He would be a good fit for any home. He's actually fairly calm and quiet so honestly someone that's elderly that just needs a good companion. He loves to be in your lap unfortunately even though he's a bigger dog."
Once Mayhem warms up to you he will make a great pet but he is a bit timid. Ro says it took about 30 days before he was comfortable with the staff.
"He does do well with dogs, cats can be a little iffy so what we do is what we call a meet and greet with any other animals that they have in the home so the person that's interested in adopting can bring their animals in to make sure they do okay", adds Ro.
Before adopting make sure the pet fits your family and lifestyle. If you're interested in meeting Mayhem you can find more information here. For more adoptable pets check out Pets Of The Week on News 3 This Morning every Thursday.