Special adoption event at the animal shelter today

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 25, 2018

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Animal Shelter will offer an adoption special from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

All pet adoptions will be 80 percent off the standard price, making adoptions $16 for animals that haven’t been spayed or neutered and $3 for those that have.

At a similar promotion July 14, more than 150 animals were adopted: 111 cats, 39 dogs and one rabbit.

All animals that are adopted through the shelter are provided vaccinations, a microchip and a sample of free food. Both dogs and cats are dewormed.

For dogs, vaccines include a 5-in-1 treatment for adenovirus cough and hepatitis, distemper, parainfluenza and parvovirus. Dogs are also vaccinated for bordetella.

Cats are given a 3-in-1 vaccine against rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and feline distemper.

Both dogs and cats are given a one-year rabies vaccine if age-appropriate. “Unaltered” animals come with a $70 voucher to be spayed or neutered.