Shelter to host another pet adoption

Published 10:12 am 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.

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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.