February 12, 2016

Pals with paws

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

From rescued animals to those abandoned by owners who couldn’t afford them, and all others in between, the Animal Shelter has them all.
The Rowan County Animal Shelter has several animals waiting to be adopted and taken to a good home.
Cats: We have many kittens, like this adorable gray tabby, that are in need of a new home. This kitten and his three litter mates are approximately 7 weeks old. They were surrendered by their owners when they could no longer afford to care for them.
Dog: Lucy is a terrier/Dachshund mix that is 8 years old. Her owners could no longer afford to care for her and had to surrender her to the shelter. Lucy can be a bit bossy, so she would probably do best in a home where there are no other dogs.
Adoption fees are $70, a downpayment for spay/neuter costs. The voucher can be used at any veterinarian’s office.
Before adopting any animal, a person must agree to take the pet to a veterinarian for an exam and spaying/neutering. If the animal isn’t already vaccinated for rabies, the person must agree to begin shots within three business days.
Rabies shots can be given as soon as the pet turns 4 months old.
The animal shelter isn’t equipped with a medical facility, and cannot administer any procedures or treatment.
A worker at the shelter will go over all information and gladly answer all questions from those adopting pets.
Want to view animals at the shelter? Kennel hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m-4 p.m.; and Saturdays, 8-11 a.m.
Office hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8-11:30 a.m.
To learn more about adopting a pet, call the shelter at 704-216-7768, or visit the shelter at 1465 Julian Road, Salisbury. You can also visit the shelter’s Web site at www.co.rowan.nc .us/animalshelter/.
Photos by Fran Pepper.