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Pals with Paws: Surrendered pets need new homes

The Rowan County Animal Shelter has several animals waiting to be adopted and taken to a good home.
Cat: Callie’s owners had to surrender her to the shelter when they had to move and could not take her along. She is a smoke-colored adult, spayed female with short hair. Callie loves to purr and have her head rubbed. Since Callie has been spayed she is free to adopt.
Dog: Her name is Sparkle and her personality certainly fits her name. She is one of the most affectionate and submissive little girls you’d ever want to meet. Sparkle is just over one year old and her owner had to surrender her to the shelter because she could no longer afford to care for her. Sparkle is a female Chihuahua mix.
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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