Pals with Paws: Mix puppy, Siamese cat need homes

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dog: This precious puppy is only one of a litter of five looking for that special home. He is a Heeler/ Lab mix approximately 7 weeks old. His siblings come in several different colors so come by the shelter to find the right combination to match your home.
Cat: We named her “Crystal” because she has the most crystal blue eyes you’ve ever seen. Crystal is an adult Siamese mix with beautiful markings to go with her blue eyes. Crystal’s only fault is that she is pregnant and seriously needs a cozy home where she can have the birth experience she deserves.
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 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 www.co.rowan.nc .us/animalshelter/.
Photos by Fran Pepper.

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