Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

April 16, 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 Fred and Ivan. Fred is a three year old puggle mix. According to shelter employees, he is very sweet and gets along with everyone, including cats. Fred shows interest in cats, but is very gentle. He is already neutered and up to date on vaccines, so he is all ready to go home when adopted. Fred can be adopted for a fee of $100.

Ivan is a little timid. He came to the shelter as a stray with an injury to his tail, which later had to be amputated. As the picture shows, Ivan is a spotted tabby cat, which makes him look wild and exotic. He seems to get along fine with other cats. Ivan is already neutered and up to date on vaccines, so he is also ready to go home when adopted for a fee of $75.

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 Fred or Ivan, 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:

Melody and Henry, the pets featured in last week’s Shelter Spotlight, have not found their forever homes and are still available for adoption.

– Daily News