Pals with paws- Oscar, kittens waiting for new homes
The Rowan County Animal Shelter has several animals waiting to be adopted and taken to a good home.
Dog: His name is Oscar and he is eager to find a place to call his own where he can run and play and lick all over someone’s face. Oscar is a male Dachshund mix, 8 months old. His owners couldn’t keep up with his energy and surrendered him to the shelter.
Kittens: These curious tabby kittens are 6 weeks old and one big pile of fluffy affection. They have several other siblings which are in need of a home, too. There is no shortage of kittens available for adoption, so come by and take your pick.
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