Photos courtesy of Gwinnett County animal shelter.

Rep your team and adopt a pet for free from Gwinnett shelter

The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter wants to see your team spirit. 

Show up to the shelter wearing gear from your favorite sports team and you can take home a new pet for free. The shelter is running the promotion all October in recognition of “Adopt-a-Dog Month.”


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“This month, you can add a new player to your home team from among the many loyal and lovable dogs and cats that are surrendered to the shelter every day,” said Alan Davis, Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division Director, in a press release. “Whether you are looking for a dog that achieves maximum speed chasing those long drives into right field, or a cat that prefers to spend Sunday afternoons on the couch watching the game with the family, we can help you find the perfect armchair quarterback, retriever or receiver.”

Dogs typically cost $45 to adopt and cats typically cost $30. Other animals, like a rooster named Foghorn, cost $10. They are all free under the sports gear promotion.

All animals are spayed or neutered before they go home with their new owner. They also receive a medical exam, vaccinations and a microchip. As of Oct. 2, there were 242 animals in the shelter’s care.

The shelter is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. It is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville.


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