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If the way to the heart is through the stomach, then there will be no love lost this weekend between the pets and volunteers at the Hall County Animal Shelter.
The Gainesville Jaycees donated money to FAST Friends, a non-profit organization, which purchased rice, green beans and chicken for shelter volunteers to feed the meal to the animals this Saturday, Feb. 16 at noon.
“Everyone involved is honored to have the opportunity to make these animals feel especially loved on,” said Lincoln Griffin, who serves as both a Hall County Animal Shelter volunteer and past president of the Gainesville Jaycees. “These pets would make great additions to any home, but until they find their forever family, we’re glad to step in and give them a Valentine’s meal to remember.”
Meanwhile, a Valentine’s special on specific pet adoptions is also ongoing at the shelter.
“All large dogs are currently available at a reduced cost of $25,” said Danielle Busch, program coordinator for the Hall County Animal Shelter. “The bigger the dog, the bigger the heart, right?”
In addition, all senior dogs (over the age of six) and all adult cat adoptions are free, and the cost to adopt a kitten is reduced to $25.
“The adoptions will still cover spay/neuter, a rabies shot, microchipping, a health exam and the pet’s first set of shots,” said Busch.
The typical adoption fee is $85.
The Hall County Animal Shelter is located 1688 Barber Road in Gainesville. It is open for adoptions Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Anyone seeking additional information is asked to contact the Hall County Animal Shelter at 678-450-1587.