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The Rowan County Animal Shelter has several animals waiting to be adopted and taken to a good home.
Cats: These curious little darlings are itching to escape their cage bars for the wide open space of a loving home. They are about 7 weeks old and full of energy.
Dog: She came to us as a stray, but one thing we know for sure is that she has a heart of gold to match her beautiful golden coat. She is a female, Golden Retriever mix that is about 2 years old.
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 for pets that have not been spayed/neutered is $55.
There will be adjustments made on fees if the animal has already been spayed/neutered, and/or has been vaccinated for rabies.
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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