Palw with Paws
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The Rowan County Animal Shelter has animals waiting to be adopted.
Dog: This handsome, proud gentleman came to the shelter as a stray. He may be large, but his demeanor is that of a field mouse. We do not have any background information, but we do know that he will sit and shake hands.
Cat: The gorgeous lady is Dizzy. She is a female calico, about 1 year old. Dizzy’s owner had to surrender her to the shelter when his health no longer permitted him to care for her. His wish is that Dizzy finds the perfect home.
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 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/animal shelter/.
Photos by Fran Pepper.