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Adoption event underway at Rowan Animal Shelter

David Whisenant-WBTV David Whisenant-WBTV

Anyone looking to adopt a pet can do so on Wednesday at a significant discount.  The Rowan Animal Shelter is hosting a special event in which the price of adoptions is discounted 80%.

“We’ve gotten in a large influx of animals, whether they’re stray or owner surrendered, so we put out a plea to the public to please come and help us find homes for some of these animals and people have responded," said Maria Pennell of the Rowan Animal Shelter.

Daniel Louis Varallo and his four boys came from Huntersville after seeing the event posted online.

“We want to get a dog for the boys, it’s been a couple years since we had one, it passed away, but rather than buying a dog from a named breeder, we’d rather adopt a dog that needs a home," Vallaro said.

Fees for today are $16 for all unaltered animals and $3 for all altered animals.

Vaccines are provided: (If unaltered) a spay/neuter voucher worth $70, 5 in 1 vaccine for dogs, bordetella vaccine for dogs, 3 in 1 vaccine for cats, deworming for both, microchip for both and a 1 year rabies vaccine for both if age appropriate.

Daniel Vallaro and his boys were initially disappointed to find the dog they wanted had already been adopted, but quickly found another dog that captured their hearts.

“We found one that was six months old, puppy, she loved the kids, very personable, very friendly dog, so we fell in love with her," Vallaro said.

Hours are from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.  The shelter is located at 1465 Julian Road in Salisbury.

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