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Pals wilth paws Taffy and skinny sweet dog need homes

The Rowan County Animal Shelter has several animals waiting to be adopted and taken to a good home.
Cat: Taffy is her name. She has already been spayed so she is free to adopt. Her owners had to turn her in to the shelter when they could no longer care for her. Taffy is a short-haired calico.
Dog: This poor guy is a mess, but just as sweet as any animal you’d ever what to have for your own. He came to the shelter as a bag of bones and hasn’t gained much weight. He might even make a good house dog, once he was cleaned up.
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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