Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Rowan County Animal Shelter has several animals waiting to be adopted and taken to a good home.
Cat: She’s just as laid back as she looks in her picture. This girl came to us as a stray and has been with us for several weeks. We don’t have any further information about her, but we feel she would make someone a wonderful companion.
Dog: This is a male terrier mix. He came as a stray so we don’t have any further information available. He is extremely playful and full of love. He needs a home where he can shower someone with his affection.
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 .us/animalshelter/.
Photos by Fran Pepper.