While many dogs and cats are quickly adopted from the Gwinnett Animal Shelter, some get passed over time and time again just because they’re a little older, not so easy on the eyes or need a little more care. To help them get homes of their own, the shelter is hosting Adopt a Less-Adoptable-Pet Month, and cutting adoption fees to $20 all through September.
Animals have been vaccinated, spayed or neutered, microchipped and are ready to meet their new family. Dogs typically cost $45 to adopt, and cats typically cost $30.
According to Alan Davis, manager of the Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division, “Older pets are mellower, you don’t have to worry about your lamp getting knocked over. Physically challenged pets are often unaffected by their handicap, and they will love you without reservation.”
The shelter is also offering two kittens for $20 and free adoptions on Fridays.
The shelter is open for adoptions 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 11a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday and Saturday from Gwinnett Animal Welfare, 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville.