Pals with Paws

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.
Dog: His name is Tater, he is neutered, 4 years old and free to adopt. Tater is a wire-haired Jack Russell terrier and, as with most terrier types, full of energy. With a new baby in the house, Tater’s family wasn’t able to devote the amount of attention Tater demands so he was surrendered to the shelter.
Kittens: It’s almost as if it has snowed in May. These beautiful white kittens are 7 weeks old and are just three of the many kittens available for adoption at the shelter. We have many other color combinations for people to choose from, so come out and see what catches your eye.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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