Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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December 12, 2013

Shelter Spotlight: Pets of the Week

GREENSBURG – Another week brings more animals currently housed at the Greensburg/Decatur County Animal Shelter in need of loving permanent homes.

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.

This week, the Daily News presents Jake, a Labrador mix. He came to the animal shelter as a stray, so his exact age is unknown, but is estimated to be around one to two years old. Jake is a very sweet and submissive dog. He is only 37 pounds and would make a great indoor family pet. His adoption fee is $100, which covers his neuter, vaccinations and treatment for parasites.

Billy, a four month old male cat, is also available. He is a very sweet cat and will approach anyone who enters the room. He is already neutered and has had his rabies shot, so he is ready to go home the day he’s adopted. Billy’s adoption fee is $75.

The pets featured in last week’s Shelter Spotlight, Blaze and Romeo, are still available for adoption and are eagerly waiting for permanent homes.

If interested in providing a permanent loving home for Jake or Billy, 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.

– Daily News

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