Pals with Paws: Kramer the cat, mama dog looking for new homes

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mother’s Day may have passed but this charming lady deserves a special reward for being a terrific mom. She came to the shelter as a stray with a litter of puppies and now she’s the last to be adopted. Reward this Dachshund-mix Mom by giving her a loving home of her own.
Meet Kramer. He is a beautiful orange tabby withlong hair. Kramer’s owner had to surrender him to the shelter because they were moving and could not take him along. We are not sure of Kramer’s age, but we do know that he is neutered, which makes him free to adopt.
The Rowan County Animal Shelter has several animals waiting to be adopted and taken to a good home.
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 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 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 www.co.rowan.nc .us/animalshelter/.
Photos by Fran Pepper.

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