SHELTER PETS TO GO!


THIS WEEK'S FEATURED PETS


Harley (tag 42997529): “Have you ever dreamed about getting your very own Harley? Well, here I am. My name may sound a bit masculine, but I'm a 1 year-old brightly colored female calico cat (of course you know that all calico cats are females). I came to the shelter on Dec. 19 and I waited all through the Christmas season. A lot of cats were adopted or rescued, but I'm still here and longing for my own home. I'm very affectionate and eager to interact with people.”


Genevieve (tag 43478627): “I am a 1 year-old female Labrador Retriever mix, black with white feet and a white blaze on my forehead. I weigh about 49 pounds. I will tell you my secret: I'm very shy and scared when I meet new people. I will not want to go for a walk at first. If you will speak to me quietly and pat my head gently, I will show my affection by licking your hand. After a few minutes, you will see a change when I realize you are not going to hurt me. I will get up instead of cowering in a corner, and come to you for more interaction. I've had a hard time, but you can turn things around for me. I'm naturally a very sweet dog.”


Sydney (43169240): “I am a 3 year old male Russian Blue mix with gray/blue fur. I have striking golden eyes. When my photographer came to visit me, I was very excited and started rolling around in my cage. Of course, there was catnip on my towel, and that is the best stuff ever! I've been at the shelter a long time -- since Nov. 6. That's hard for a cat like me who loves to interact with humans. Please come and get me out of jail -- free!”


UPDATE: Since July 2, 2017, Shelter Pets to Go! has helped 380 dogs and cats find their homes.


RECOMMENDED: Call Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement at 704-922-8677 to make sure the pet in which you are interested is still available before going to visit.


ABOUT THIS PROGRAM: Shelter Pets to Go! allows families to adopt these animals free of charge from the Gaston County Animal Shelter. Adopters will be responsible for the Animal Control license fee for their pet. Adopted pets will have a physical exam, recommended vaccines, microchip, and spay/neuter surgery. Dogs will be heartworm negative and cats will be negative for feline leukemia and AIDS. Surgeries will be performed by the Gaston Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, where you will pick up your new pet after surgery. To see the pets, call the shelter. Restrictions apply. Contact ALGC for restrictions.


GASTON LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC AND ANIMAL LEAGUE OF GASTON COUNTY


The Lenora Borchardt Center


Phone: 704 868-4673


Address: 425 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia


Email: GastonSpayNeuter@gmail.com


Website: GastonSpayNeuter.com


Social media:


facebook.com/GastonSpayNeuter


facebook.com/AnimalLeagueGastonCounty


GASTON COUNTY POLICE ANIMAL CARE ENFORCEMENT


Address: 220 Leisure Lane, Dallas


Phone: 704-922-8677 or 704-922-8678


Website: gastongov.com/departments/police/animal-care


Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Adoption and other business hours: Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. First Saturday of month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed other Saturdays and Sundays


THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR OF SHELTER PETS TO GO! Ann Isenhour