Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

January 3, 2014

Shelter Spotlight


Greensburg Times

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

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.

This week, the Daily News presents Onyx and Piper. Onyx is a beautiful and laid back female cat. She is already spayed and is ready to be adopted. Onyx is a sweet and loving cat who doesn’t mind other cats. She does seem to like her space, but won’t start a fuss when another cat gets close to her. Onyx can be adopted for a $75 fee, which includes her vaccinations and treatment for parasites.

Piper is a three and a half year old border collie/Alaskan husky mix. She came to the shelter as an owner surrendered pet. She has already been spayed and just requires a rabies shot before going to her new home. Piper is very sweet and gets along with everyone. Piper can be adopted for a $100 fee, which includes her vaccinations and treatment for parasites.

If interested in providing a permanent loving home for Onyx or Piper, 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.

– Daily News