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.

First up is Champ, ID No. 48705734. Champ was surrendere­d by an owner who could no longer keep him. He is a black and white retriever/terrier type mix. Champ is about 2 years old and weighs approximat­ely 50 pounds. He is a bit timid until he realizes you mean him no harm. Then, he becomes a friendly, playful pup! He walks well on leash but does pull a bit. He would be a great hiking/running partner. He would be a fun dog for an active family.

Next is ID No. 48664862, who was picked up as a stray and named Butterfing­er by volunteers. She is an adult tabby mix with a soft, medium length coat. She has beautiful amber, almond shaped eyes. She has tufts of fur sprouting from her ears. Her tail is a fluffy “bottle brush”. Butterfing­er is calm and observant. She is a curious kitty and enjoys attention and play. She would be a quiet, loving 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 Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17. Contact the Cedartown-Polk 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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