Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

February 26, 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 Diesel and Precious. Diesel is an adult fox terrier/Chihuahua mix. He was owner surrendered due to a bit report, but after further assessment, the shelter believes he is adoptable. He is a very sweet dog, but he scares easily. Diesel would be great in a quiet, stress-free home. He would not do well with children, but would be a wonderful companion for a senior. He can be adopted for a fee of $100, with includes his neuter, vaccinations and treatment for parasites.

Precious is a young female cat. She was a little shy when she first arrived at the shelter, but now will go right up to anyone as soon as they enter the room. Precious is very sweet and gets along wonderfully with other cats. She can be adopted for $75, which includes her vaccinations, treatment for parasites and her spay.

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 Diesel or Precious, 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. Payton, the dog from last week’s spotlight is still available for adoption, but the cat, Stormy, has been adopted.

– Daily News