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Military, first responders, emergency personnel can adopt dogs, cats for free

Lawrenceville – As part of the Gwinnett’s animal shelter’s Make May Magnificent Month, Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement is offering free vaccinated and spayed or neutered dogs or cats to veterans, active-duty military personnel, first responders and nurses, and doctors. The general public pays only $20.

With proper ID, the brave men and women we count on in emergencies can take home a new loved one at no charge.

Dogs and cats up for adoption at the shelter have been examined by Animal Welfare staff veterinarians and have been vaccinated, and neutered or spayed, so they are ready to go home on the day of adoption.

Shelter fees are typically $90 for a dog. Cat adoptions are $30.

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. Please consider this upon planning to adopt.

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.