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Gwinnett Co. Animal Shelter waives fees until Saturday

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

The Gwinnett County Animal Shelter has about 300 dogs and cats right now but officials are well aware that more are on the way.

“It’s breeding season for puppies and kittens so we get an influx of puppies and kittens and dogs and cats,” said Gwinnett County Animal Welfare Division Manager Alan Davis.

To make room for more animals, the shelter is waiving all adoption fees until Saturday. Dogs are usually $90 while cats are $30.

“It comes with all vaccinations, microchip, spay and neuter and the flea and tick prevention,” Davis said.

The busy breeding season is not just affecting Gwinnett County.

“Kitten season starts in the spring,” said Karen Hirsch with Lifeline Animal Project. “All the unneutered and unspayed mamas get pregnant and then their litters end up with us.”

Dekalb County’s Animal Shelter, which is managed by Lifeline Animal Project, is getting in up to ten litters of kittens per day. The shelter has taken in more than 250 kittens in June so workers are looking for people to foster them.

“Temporary fosters for the babies and the mamas because being in the shelter isn’t the best place for little ones with weak immune systems,” Hirsch said.

If you can foster a kitten, or even a litter  for just two weeks the shelter would provide the food. If you’d like to adopt, the shelter is running a special through the end of the month.

“You can name your own price. It includes spay/neuter, microchip and vaccinations.”

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