Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

March 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 Zelda and Cuddles. Zelda is a Border Collie-Terrier mix. The shelter estimates her to be right around a year old. Zelda is very sweet, but she is timid if one comes toward her in a standing position. She feels less threatened when people come down to her level. Zelda came in to the shelter as a stray, so the shelter is unsure of her background, but they believe she may have come from an abusive owner. She can be adopted for a fee of $100, which includes her spay, treatment for parasites and vaccinations.

Cuddles is a wonderful young cat. She was shy when she arrived at the shelter, but after a few days in the cat room, she really came out of her shell. Cuddles is a very sweet cat and gets along well with other felines. She can be adopted for a fee of $75, which includes her spay, treatment for parasites and vaccinations.

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 Zelda or Cuddles, 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.

Levi and Pete, the pets featured in last week’s Shelter Spotlight, are still at the shelter and available for adoption.

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