Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

February 19, 2014

Shelter Spotlight: Pets of the Week


Greensburg Daily News

---- — GREENSBURG – Another week brings more animals currently housed at the Greensburg/Decatur County Animal Shelter in need of loving permanent homes.

This week, the Daily News presents Stormy and Payton. Stormy is a very sweet eight-month-old female cat. She gets along with other cats just fine and she loves attention. Stormy has been known to follow everyone around until they pet her. This sweet kitty is fully vetted and up to date on her vaccinations, so she is ready to go home the day she is adopted. Stormy can be adopted for a fee of $75.

Payton is a Jack Russell terrier mix. He is around four years old. Payton gets along alright with other dogs, but he tends to be a little food-aggressive. He is fine with cats and would do well in a multi-pet home. Payton can be adopted for a fee of $100, which includes his neuter, vaccinations and treatment for parasites.

Every pet adopted from the shelter is vaccinated, has been treated for parasites and is spayed or neutered, all of which is included in the adoption fee. Would-be pet owners must be aware that there is a leash ordinance in the city and in the county, pets must not roam from the owner’s property.

The Animal Shelter is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shelter is always closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays. The Greensburg/Decatur County Animal Shelter is located at 1635 West Park Road and can be reached at 812-663-9081.

To adopt a pet from the shelter, one must be at least 18 years old and sign a contract. Before taking a pet home to a rental home or apartment, written consent from the landlord must be presented. Prospective owners must also have containment options other than chaining available for the pet. Found pets have a three day hold during which they cannot be adopted. If no owners contact the shelter in that time period, a found pet may be sent to a new home.

If interested in providing a permanent loving home for Stormy or Payton, please contact the Greensburg/Decatur County Animal Shelter for further details. Also, a complete list of adoptable cats and dogs is available at the shelter’s website: http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/animal.html. The pets featured in last week’s Shelter Spotlight, Hans and Valentino, are still available for adoption.

– Daily News