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 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 Coach and Sylvester. Coach is a two-year-old terrier mix. He is a sweetheart and has a very good temperament. He doesn’t like to be locked in a kennel all day and would probably be great as an indoor dog with a loving, active family. His adoption fee is $100, which covers his neuter, treatment for parasites and vaccines.
Sylvester is a very friendly two year old tuxedo cat. He just wants to play with everyone and most dogs don’t even scare him. He would thrive in a home with a big, active family. He could also be a wonderful therapy cat in an assisted living facility. Shelter employees couldn’t say enough wonderful things about him and expressed their opinion that he needs to be adopted. Sylvester’s adoption fee is $75, which includes his neuter, vaccinations and treatment for parasites.
If interested in providing a permanent loving home for Coach or Sylvester, please contact the Greensburg/Decatur County Animal Shelter for further details. The pets featured in last week’s Shelter Spotlight are still available for adoption. Also, a complete list of adoptable cats and dogs is available at the shelter’s website: http://www.cityofgreensburg.com/animal.html.
– Daily News