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Burke County Animal Services Pet of the Week | Local News

Special for the News Herald

Pet of the Week at Burke County Animal Services is Buster.

Buster is about 5 years old. He is dog and people friendly, walks well on a leash and is very laid back. He’s been working with animal services for 47 days and he’s more than ready to find his forever home!

In addition to this week’s pet, many dogs and cats are available for adoption through animal services.

There are different fees for people interested in adopting a dog or cat from animal services. The adoption fee for any adult dog or puppy is $125. The adoption fee for any adult cat or kitten is $90.

All animals are up to date on vaccines, flea control and deworming, as well as neutering.

BCAS also needs people interested in becoming a host family.

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Host families are only required to provide a copy of a valid ID with address and phone number and to sign their Host Family Agreement.

Foster care is free, and animal services provide all necessary supplies, including litter boxes, litter, and food, and the same goes for dogs, per agency policy. Crates are provided, if available. Foster parents are simply asked to transport the animal either to veterinary appointments or to the shelter for up-to-date vaccinations and deworming.

For those who want to help shelter animals or learn more about their personalities, they can participate in BCAS’ Dog Day Out program daily. This program gives people a way to spend the day with a new four-legged friend, where they can choose any dog ​​in the shelter and take them for a walk, to the park, on a date at home or whatever. just by car. -through for some treats. Our dogs benefit greatly from this program as they see it as a break from shelter and they can burn energy. We also learn a lot about the personality of the dogs by doing this program which allows us to adopt them much more easily. Dogs Day Out can be done any day, Tuesday through Saturday, during business hours.

For more information about Buster or any other adoption or foster care questions, call Animal Services at 828-764-9588, email [email protected], or visit his website Web at Visit her Facebook page at Burke County Animal Services for more information on adoptable animals or upcoming adoption events.