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Puppies, kittens need new homes for the holidays

We have more puppies than we have stockings to stuff them in. Our selection of puppies, such as this Shepherd/Akita mix, are as varied as the colors of a rainbow. Come by the shelter to choose one that matches you best.
Calico will be the hottest fashion statement of 2010.
This precious calico kitten and her three siblings are waiting for you to show them off as part of your home d cor. They are approximately 7 weeks old.
The Rowan County Animal Shelter has several animals waiting to be adopted and taken to good homes.
From rescued animals to those abandoned by owners who couldn’t afford them, and all others in between, the Animal Shelter has them all.
Adoption fees are $70, a downpayment for spay/neuter costs. The voucher can be used at any veterinarian’s office.
Before adopting any animal, a person must agree to take the pet to a veterinarian for an exam and spaying/neutering. If the animal isn’t already vaccinated for rabies, the person must agree to begin shots within three business days.
Rabies shots can be given as soon as the pet turns 4 months old.
The animal shelter isn’t equipped with a medical facility, and cannot administer any procedures or treatment.
A worker at the shelter will go over all information and gladly answer all questions from those adopting pets.
Want to view animals at the shelter? Kennel hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m-4 p.m.; and Saturdays, 8-11 a.m.
Office hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8-11:30 a.m.
To learn more about adopting a pet, call the shelter at 704-216-7768, or visit the shelter at 1465 Julian Road, Salisbury. You can also visit the shelter’s Web site at www.co.rowan.nc .us/animalshelter/.
Photos by Fran Pepper.

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