The Standard Journal

PETS of the WEEK


Polk County Animal Control wants to make sure that pets within the shelter have every opportunit­y of finding forever homes. Officials have reduced the adoption fees for cats for the time being to help encourage adoptions. The fee for cat adoptions is now $10. The adoption fee for dogs remains $40.

The dog of the week is ID No. 48274824. His name is Billy. He was surrendere­d by an owner who could no longer keep him. He is a young adult at about 2 years old. He weighs approximat­ely 60 pounds. He is already neutered. Billy is a shepherd/retriever type mix. He has a coat like a yellow lab and has attentive amber eyes. He is a very friendly, happy dog. He does not jump up does tend to pull on a leash. Billy will sit when asked. He would be a great hiking or running partner.

The cat of the week is ID No. 48180086 and volunteers have named her Amarillo. She is a young adult silver bobtailed tabby. She has had her first in the series of cat vaccines. Amarillo is very friendly and affectiona­te. She is a curious kitty and loves to play. She would be a great companion.

Animal Control is open on a by-appointmen­t only basis at this time, but is taking some walk-ins on a limited basis to keep the number of people in the facility down to physical distancing guidelines.

Those interested in making an appointmen­t can call Polk County Animal Control at 770-749-8908.

Upcoming spay and neuter transports are Aug. 11, Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept 22. Contact the CedartownP­olk County Humane Society about transports, or Gail Posey at 678-361-7304.

The local Pet Food Pantry is open on Fridays from 5-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon for those in need. The pantry is located at 608 Adamson Road in Cedartown.

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