Janet Smith, NEMO Humane Society director, reported Jenna weighed 46 pounds when she was found on New London Gravel Road and brought to the shelter on Feb. 26.

A rescued black and tan hound dog named Jenna has attracted many fans after her picture was posted on Facebook, and the staff at the NEMO Humane Society shelter was pleased to report she is gaining weight and regaining her health.

Janet Smith, NEMO Humane Society director, reported Jenna weighed 46 pounds when she was found on New London Gravel Road and brought to the shelter on Feb. 26.

On Friday, March 2, Jenna weighed 52.4 pounds and her appearance has improved.

When she was rescued, Jenna “just had not been fed and did not appear to have a medical problem,” Smith said.

As she continues to regain her strength, Jenna may be ready to be adopted by the first week of April, Smith said. After she is healthy “she will be checked for heart worms and other issues,” Smith said.

Meanwhile, the shelter has been receiving phone calls from concerned people, according to staff member Harold LaForce, who added that “people want to come and visit her.”

Acknowledging Jenna is popular, Smith reported “we get a lot worse than her” and Jenna is not the only dog that was recently rescued and is regaining its health.

Another one, a brown mixed-breed named Glory, is less than 1 year old, Smith said. She was brought in on Jan. 7. Glory had throat and chest injuries, and could possibly have been attacked by another animal, Smith said. Glory was taken to a veterinarian and stayed there until her injuries were healing. Now she appears to be healthy and has also gained weight.

When undernourished dogs are delivered, Smith said, “We slowly feed them and make sure they keep it down.” Glory also was undernourished and “now she’s gaining weight. She is vocalizing and socializing. We will worm her and proceed” with preparing her for adoption.

The NEMO Humane Society shelter on March 2 had 54 dogs and 30 cats. It also had a turtle that the staff would like to see adopted.

Adopting a cat costs $65, which includes spaying or neutering, vaccines, deworming and feline leukemia testing.

Adopting a dog costs $125, which includes spaying or neutering, vaccines, tests and deworming.

The shelter accepts all types of animals except livestock or wildlife.

For information call 573-221-9222. The shelter is open from noon to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Adoptable animals are not euthanized at the shelter in Hannibal, which is at 2923 Warren Barrett Drive.

They are cared for until they are adopted, or they are taken to another rescue agency. Only animals with significant medical problems or that pose a danger to humans or other animals are humanely euthanized.

The society is a not-for-profit agency and welcomes donations. It serves Marion, Ralls, Monroe, Shelby and Lewis counties. Although cash is always appreciated, the society also encourages donations of items such as bleach, and gift cards from stores such as Farm & Home, Walmart and the Tractor store.

Volunteers are also welcome to come and walk the dogs and play with the cats. “Some are here a long time and need to be worked with,” Smith said.

Reach reporter Bev Darr at bev.darr@courierpost.com.