By: Staff Reports | GwinnettCitizen.com

The Gwinnett animal shelter is running multiple adoption specials in July to make it easier for you to take home your purrfect pet!

Specials include free adoptions every Friday, a reduced adoption fee of $20 for all animals throughout the month, and only $20 adoption fee for two kittens.

Dogs typically cost $90 to adopt, and cats typically cost $30.

“Dogs and cats have lots of litters in late spring and the summer so we’re offering specials to encourage people to come to the shelter and find their special friend,” said Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division Manager Alan Davis. “It helps us ensure we have room for new arrivals, makes adopting pets more affordable for people, and provides homes for more animals. It’s positive all the way around. There’s nothing like coming home at the end of a long day and seeing your dog or cat act like it’s the best thing that ever happened.”

With rare exceptions, dogs and cats up for adoption at the shelter have been examined by Animal Welfare and Enforcement staff veterinarians. The future pets have been vaccinated, are neutered or spayed, and are ready to go home on the day of adoption.

Please keep in mind that adopting an animal is a decision that should include responsible planning for space, permission if renting, and follow-up veterinarian care from a local clinic. Animals are forever family members that require love, attention, exercise, and stimulation, and can live 10 years or longer depending on age and breed.

If you cannot adopt, please consider volunteering at the animal shelter or donating supplies or money to help the shelter improve the health of the animals, increase the number of adoptions, and rescues and continue to offer pet care education free to the community.

The shelter is open for adoptions Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gwinnett Animal Welfare is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville.

Published: 2018-07-07 01:40