Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

January 30, 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 Rose and Ashes. Rose is a three to four year old purebred Boxer. She was surrendered to the shelter by her owner. She is a very sweet and well behaved dog. Rose gets along well with other dogs and shows interest in cats, but she’s very gentle. She can be adopted for a fee of $100, which includes her spay, vaccinations and treatment for parasites.

Ashes is a very sweet domestic short-hair cat with a beautiful tortoiseshell coat. Ashes came to the shelter as a stray a few months ago. She gets along great with the other cats at the shelter and would do well in a home with multiple cats. Ashes can be adopted for a fee of $75, which includes her spay, vaccinations 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.

Lulu, the dog featured in last week’s shelter spotlight is still available for adoption, but the cat, Jack Frost, has been adopted and moved to his permanent home.

If interested in providing a permanent loving home for Rose or Ashes, 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