The Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center is lifting a freeze on cat adoptions beginning Monday, July 17. And even better, the Catapalooza adoption special is still in effect through the end of July.
The Animal Welfare staff imposed a quarantine on felines at the animal shelter on July 1 after a kitten died of suspected feline distemper (feline panleukopenia). A necropsy by the University of Georgia confirmed the disease. Symptoms of feline distemper are typically manifested within a two-week period. The quarantine is being lifted after no new cases appeared among the cats at the shelter.
The state Department of Agriculture inspected the shelter and reviewed County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division procedures and endorsed the County’s course of action.
Animal Welfare is reaching out to rescue groups to take as many cats as possible because all of the feline pods will undergo deep cleaning July 16 to 18.
The Animal Shelter intake office will again be accepting cats on Wednesday, July 19.
The annual Catapalooza adoption event allows folks to adopt cats for only $10 through July 31. Adoption fees include the first round of vaccines, microchip and spay/neuter.
Dog adoption fees are also reduced to just $30.
For more information, visit www.gwinnettanimalwelfare.com or call 770-339-3200. Visit the shelter at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville.