Are you ready for a new pet in your life? All of these animals are available for adoption at Iredell County Animal Services, 430 Bristol Drive, Statesville.
All of this week’s pets have been spayed or neutered and are looking for their forever homes. Come and meet them.
All adoptions include spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccines and microchip. Business hours are Monday to Friday from noon to 5pm and Saturday from 11am to 2pm. Access is by appointment, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to noon.
For current adoption specials, visit the shelter in person as these change frequently.
All adoptions take place during business hours.
For appointments, visit www.iredellcountync.gov/FormCenter/Animal-Control-17/Appointment-Request-Form-260.
People are also reading…
The shelter will be closed for the Christmas holidays on December 24-26 and again on December 31-January. 1 for the new year.
Want to help, but you’re not ready to adopt? What about volunteering? We are looking for long-term volunteers who are willing and able to give their time, ideally on a weekly basis, because let’s say … forever? If you are only looking for short-term hours or a specific amount of hours for school service, community service projects, special interests or others, please contact us today. For those who only need short-term or limited hours, our volunteer program may not be for you, but we have other options available. We can tell you this for sure … ICAS volunteers are the best and we couldn’t do what we do without them.
The Books and Friends reading program is now running. No appointment necessary. Reading hours are from noon to 5 pm on weekdays and from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. Bring a book or borrow one from the shelter and grab a stool.
Here are the guidelines for books and friends:
Children and adults of all ages are welcome to read.
Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Do not insert fingers into the kennels.
Do not run around animals or make loud noises.
Sit next to the dog kennels while reading.
One person can read in the cat room at a time.
Readers should track their service hours themselves. Any staff can sign off during service hours.
To volunteer, a foster owner or both, visit. co.iredell.nc.us/149/animal-services-controlCall the Volunteer Coordinator at 704-878-5424. 3507, or stop by the shelter to apply weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fostering is a great way to get animals out of the shelter and a great opportunity to expose them to potential adopters that they wouldn’t see while in the shelter.
Fosters are true lifesavers in providing the loving care that cats and kittens so desperately need for the best possible animal outcomes.
The shelter does not want breeders to have to provide the basic care items needed to care for the animals. To donate, the shelter’s address is 430 Bristol Drive, Statesville.
As for the size of dry cat food, 3.15- or 6.3-pound bags are the easiest for pet owners.
Animal Services holds a drive-thru rabies clinic on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. Fee is $5, cash only.
For information, call the shelter at 704-878-5424.