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Shelter to host another pet adoption

Published 10:12am Friday, August 8, 2014

As the kennels fill up at the Lawrence County Animal Shelter, staff there are planning a second pet adoption for this Saturday.

“The first one did so well, Bill (Click, county dog warden) told us we could do another,” Kelli Fuhr, shelter volunteer and founder of the Friends of Lawrence County Animal Shelter, said. “We hope to make it a monthly event.”

The Friends was formed to send dogs not adopted at the shelter to rescue groups across the country to find them homes.

The adoption runs from noon to 5 p.m. at the shelter on 1302 Adams Lane.

Two weeks ago, six dogs and two cats were adopted out at the first adoption held at the shelter. In the past two years the shelter has taken animals out to various stores in the county for adoption events.

Last week there were 130 dogs in custody at the shelter that is in need of donations of leashes, collars, cleaning supplies and funds for veterinary care.

“We can use metal bowls for food and water, cat litter pans, old blankets or towels,” Fuhr said.

Adoption at the shelter costs $30 for dogs and $6 for dog tags and $15 for cats. Adopters also get a paper they can take to the county humane society for a voucher for a free spay or neuter. There are no applications required to adopt a pet.

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  • Digi13

    Would be really nice if they could get a humane societ representative there during the adoption to give the spay/neuter certificate then so they are encouraging them to have it taken care of. A lot of people on e they walk away aren’t going to bother tracking down the humane society members who have the certificates for this and pets may go unaltered. It would also be a good opportunity for membership drives by putting information out there about them. Personally other than a mention like this I’ve not seen mention of the humane society in a long time!

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    • kelli

      We do offer a spay and neuter for every adoption through the humane society. That includes every adoption during regular business days as well: )

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      • Digi13

        Right, it says they get a letter to take to the humane society for the certificate to get the surgery in the article. So do they get the certificate at adoption?

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      • kelli

        Unfortunately the way the lady lady in the humane society choses to handle it is we give the adopter a paper that they take over to her around the corner from the pound. As far as I am aware there is only one member of the Lawrence county humane society.

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      • Digi13

        Gay Wise?

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      • kelli

        Yes it is Gaye Wise

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      • Digi13

        Well, she’s not a doctor to veterinarian but makes sense why you don’t have the spay/neuter forms there on hand. She is afraid one will be given to someone that won’t actually use it for an adopted dog and figures if they are serious about getting the dog fixed they will come to her house for the certificate. What vets accept the certificate do you know?

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      • kelli

        The Dr was a typo oops I fixed it. The only vet that will work with her is help for animals in barboursville.

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      • Digi13

        I wonder what happened with the club. It used to have meetings and stuff. I guess every one found other things to do besides save animals. Very sad she is doing it on her own.she should try with you all again and get some members. I didn’t make it to your adoption today, y don’t by chance have any black kittens do you?

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      • kelli

        We actually do have a couple of black kittens. Feel free to stop by and see them.

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