Charming cat, sweet dog looking for new homes

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Rowan County Animal Shelter has several animals waiting to be adopted and taken to a good home.
Cat: She’s one of the most charming young ladies you’ll ever meet. This beautiful, calico long-haired kitty came to the shelter as a stray. Shelter workers cannot enter the room when she’s out of her cage without her running up to them to share her love.
Dog: If you don’t come by the shelter to check out this stray Chihuahua mix you have missed out. He is a young adult, very sweet in nature and full of personality. He walks well on a leash and loves to show off his physique. One may say he’s a little vain.
From rescued animals to those abandoned by owners who couldn’t afford them, and all others in between, the Animal Shelter has them all.
Adoption fees are $70, a down payment 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 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30-4:15 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon, and Saturdays from 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 .us/animalshelter/.
Photos by Fran Pepper