Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

May 9, 2014

Shelter Spotlight: Duke and Charlie


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 Duke and Charlie. Duke is a young pit mix. He’s very well behaved and has a good temperament. He loves to lie down and have his belly rubbed. He’s good with other dogs, but may pursue cats, though he will give them a little space. Duke would be a great family dog. He can be adopted for a fee of $200, which includes neutering, vaccinations and treatment for parasites. The extra $100 over the standard adoption fee goes toward obedience training, which is required for adoptions of all “bully breeds,” according to the shelter.

Charlie is a senior cat. He is very sweet and gets along well with the other cats at the shelter. He is a very low-maintenance cat who likes to relax and lounge around. He is already neutered, so he can go home without having to make a vet appointment. He 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.

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.

Decatur County residents may bring stray and unwanted pets to the shelter during business hours at no cost.

If interested in providing a permanent loving home for Duke or Charlie, 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: cityofgreensburg.com/animal.

Charlie and Kiba, the pets featured in last week’s Shelter Spotlight, have not yet found their forever homes and are still available for adoption.– Daily News