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 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 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Access from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday is by appointment.
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…
Want to help, but you aren’t ready to adopt? How about volunteering? We are looking for long-term volunteers willing and able to give of their time ideally weekly, for let’s say … forever? If you are only looking for short-term hours or a certain amount of hours for school service, community service project, special interest or others, please come see us this day, too. For those only needing 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 certain … ICAS volunteers are THE best and we can’t do what we do without them.
The Books & Buddies reading program is now running. No appointment is necessary. Reading times are from noon to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Bring a book or borrow one from the shelter and grab a stool.
The Books & Buddies guidelines are:
- Children of all ages and adults are welcome to read.
- Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Do not put fingers in the kennels.
- Do not run or make loud noises around the animals.
- Sit sideways to the dog kennels when reading.
- One person can be reading in the cat room at a time.
- Readers must track their own service hours. Any staffer can sign off on service hours.
To become a volunteer, a foster owner or both, visit co.iredell.nc.us/149/animal-services-control, call the volunteer coordinator at 704-878-5424, ext. 3507, or stop by the shelter for an application from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Fostering is a great way to get the animals out of the shelter for a reprieve and a great opportunity to get them in front of potential adopters they wouldn’t see while being in the shelter.
Fosters are true lifesavers in providing the tender loving care that the cats and kittens so desperately need for the animals’ best possible outcome.
The shelter doesn’t want the fosters to have to provide for the basic care items needed to care for the animals. To donate, the shelter’s address is 430 Bristol Drive, Statesville.
As for size of dry kitten food, 3.15- or 6.3-pound bags are easiest for fosters to handle.
Animal Services also holds drive-thru rabies clinics from 6-7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. The fee is $5, cash only.
For information, call the shelter at 704-878-5424.
Want to learn about the T-N-R (Trap-Neuter-Release) program? The shelter will host a workshop on Feb. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Iredell County Public Library, 201 N. Tradd St., Statesville. For information call 980-434-3982 or email email@example.com.