While so much attention has been put on perished or abandoned animals on the hurricane-stricken Gulf Coast, Linda Fulmer wants to point out the many animals in Columbia County that need homes.
Columbia County Animal Care and Control employee Gail Briggs plays with one of the shelter's cats. The department will hold its special quarterly pet adoption event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Fulmer, Columbia County's Animal Care and Control manager, said her department hopes to do just that with a special pet adoption from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday.
The department and its advisory board have tried to hold a special adoption quarterly since the remodeling of the Appling location a few years ago, Fulmer said.
Though the quarterly event was already planned before hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Fulmer hopes attention to animals in those situations also will attract attention to animals in Columbia County that need homes.
Fees for the adoption have been lowered to $10 for dogs and puppies and $5 for cats and kittens.
"Cats are harder to find homes for," Fulmer said.
With the adoption of an animal, Fulmer said state law requires the pet be taken to a vet.
"They have got to go to a vet within three days for shots and to get checked out," Fulmer said. "(New owners) have 30 days to get (the animal) spayed or neutered."
Closed-in shoes are required for visitors to the kennel area.
The adoption event will be held at the Animal Care and Control building at 6337 Columbia Road in Appling. For more information, call Animal Care and Control at 541-4077.
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