Polk County Animal Control wants to make sure that pets within the shelter have every opportunity of finding forever homes.

Officials have reduced the adoption fees for cats for the time being to help encourage adoptions. The fee for cat adoptions is now $10. The adoption fee for dogs remains $40.

First up is Champ, ID No. 48705734. Champ was surrendered by an owner who could no longer keep him. He is a black and white retriever/terrier type mix. Champ is about 2 years old and weighs approximately 50 pounds. He is a bit timid until he realizes you mean him no harm. Then, he becomes a friendly, playful pup! He walks well on leash but does pull a bit. He would be a great hiking/running partner. He would be a fun dog for an active family.

Next is ID No. 48664862, who was picked up as a stray and named Butterfinger by volunteers. She is an adult tabby mix with a soft, medium length coat. She has beautiful amber, almond shaped eyes. She has tufts of fur sprouting from her ears. Her tail is a fluffy “bottle brush”. Butterfinger is calm and observant. She is a curious kitty and enjoys attention and play. She would be a quiet, loving companion.

Animal Control is open on a by-appointment only basis at this time, but is taking some walk-ins on a limited basis to keep the number of people in the facility down to physical distancing guidelines.

Those interested in making an appointment can call Polk County Animal Control at 770-749-8908.

Upcoming spay and neuter transports are Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17. Contact the Cedartown-Polk County Humane Society about transports, or Gail Posey at 678-361-7304.

The local Pet Food Pantry is open on Fridays from 5-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon for those in need. The pantry is located at 608 Adamson Road in Cedartown.

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