Pet Adoption Center has special rates

Commentary by Briona Kiser
Times-News correspondent

   HAW RIVER — On Friday and Saturday (July 18-19, 2014) only, the Burlington Pet Adoption Center will have half-price adoption fees for its animals, charging $40 for dogs and $30 for cats. The fees include the adoption, spay/neuter, first round of vaccines, and one-year rabies shots. There are currently a handful of puppies and kittens looking for a first home, as well as many grown dogs and cats looking for their next. This is the time of year where the cages are all full and offering an animal to fit any owner.
Also coming up this month is the $5 rabies clinic. From 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. July 26, 2014, cat and dog owners may bring their animals in for rabies vaccinations. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats in carriers. The rabies clinic will be held at the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, at 221 Stone Quarry Road.
   Please remember that as a pet owner, it is important to have your animal spayed and/or neutered. The number of animals that come in to the adoption center is unreal due to the fact their owners didn’t take close enough care of their animals. Spaying/neutering your animals is part of caring for your pets —the largest responsibility of being a pet owner. All owners need to ensure they give their pet the best care they possibly can, and part of that is keeping up with immunizations, spaying/neutering and showing them affection daily. Keep in mind that although an animal is just a small snippet of your life, you are the entirety of theirs.

 Briona is a rising freshman at UNC-Charlotte and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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