GREENSBURG – Another week brings more animals currently housed at the Greensburg/Decatur County Animal Shelter in need of loving permanent homes.
In addition to this week’s featured animals, the shelter has a number of senior cats that often get overlooked with the influx of kittens. Anyone interested in adopting an older cat is encouraged to contact the shelter for more information about the senior cats currently living there. These cats often prefer a quiet, relaxed home and do well with senior citizens who enjoy feline companions.
This week, the Daily News presents Dixie and Rex. Dixie is a sweet and loving two-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound. Her previous owner reported to the shelter that she was a purebred dog. Dixie is great with other dogs and is very gentle with cats. Shelter employees said she was a little shy at first, but is not coming around and showing her great personality. Dixie would make a wonderful farm dog or family companion. She can be adopted for a fee of $100.
Shelter workers said Rex is a great cat. He gets along well with other cats and he’s not afraid of dogs at all. His left ear was infected due to foreign objects that were lodged inside, but the shelter is treating him and it should heal on its own. Rex is already neutered and only needs his rabies vaccination before he can be adopted and taken to his new home. He would make a wonderful companion cat and could even go to a family who already have cats or dogs. Rex can be 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.