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Pets of the Week at Burke County Animal Services | Local News

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His foster family says, “Pearl is a sweet older cat who would love a quiet home. She is very shy. She prefers her own room or space and will need time before she is comfortable enough to venture outside. She seeks affection and likes to be petted but is afraid when picked up. She will sit on your lap if she is snuggled up in a blanket. She loves to play with all kinds of toys.

“She has a good appetite and uses the litter box well. She prefers to be in a cave type bed and did not want to be on perches.

If you are interested in meeting Pearl, please call to schedule a meet and greet.

In addition to this week’s pets, many dogs and cats are available for adoption from Burke County Animal Services.

Animal services try to accommodate as many animals as possible and with the help of foster home volunteers they are able to care for more animals.

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, in addition to being neutered and neutered.

The shelter also offers foster programs for members of the community to help shelter animals without having to make a lifetime commitment. 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.