Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

March 28, 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 Scarlett and Nathan. Scarlett is an eight month old female cat. Shelter employees say she is wonderful and very loving. She solicits attention from people and gets along alright with other cats, but does have a bit of attitude if they get in her space. Scarlett can be adopted for a fee of $75, which includes her spay, vaccinations and treatment for parasites.

Nathan is a very sweet shepherd mix dog that shelter employees estimate is about five months old. He is very playful and does not like to stay in his kennel. Nathan would be fantastic in a home with an active family. He gets along with other dogs and shows interest in cats, though he will back off if they hiss at him. Nathan can be adopted for a fee of $100, which includes his vaccinations, neuter 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 Scarlett or Nathan, 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.

Zelda and Cuddles, the pets featured in last week’s Shelter Spotlight, are both still available for adoption.

– Daily News