Gwinnett Citizen News

Gwinnett Animal Welfare will host IndePETdence Week July 1 through July 6 with $4 adoption fees.

"The animal shelter remains near capacity, and we want to provide as many homes as possible for all the great pets at the shelter," said Alan Davis, Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division Director. "We encourage families to take advantage of time they may have off during the summer to transition the perfect pet into their home."

The shelter will be closed Thursday, July 4 and will reopen Friday, July 5 with the return of Free Fridays. All adoption fees will be waived on all pets each Friday throughout the month of July. "Free Fridays have always been popular, and they help us find forever homes for the dogs and cats at the shelter," said Davis.

All pets adopted at Gwinnett Animal Welfare have been vaccinated, neutered, microchipped and are ready to go to their new home. Dogs that have tested heartworm positive will be treated before going to their new families. The standard adoption fee is $45 for dogs and puppies and $30 for cats and kittens.

Gwinnett Animal Welfare is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville. For more information including available pets, adoption specials and events, follow us @GwinnettAnimalShelter on Facebook or visit www.GwinnettAnimalWelfare.com.