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Columbus Animal Care and Control wants to share the love

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL)- The Columbus Animal Care and Control Center will be holding a Valentine's themed adoption event this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

"This will be to show case our animals that are up for adoption and give them a little love on Valentine's," said Cortreana Pearson, Interim Division Manager for Animal Control. 

Several activities will be held at the event. Those activities include refreshments, a photo booth, Valentine's bag and dog treat bags. 

News 3 spoke with Beth Gaskin, Volunteer Coordinator for the Animal Care and Control Center. Gaskin encouraged people who cannot adopt animals that day to still come to the event.

"Even if you are not able to adopt, you can promote them on your social media, so help us to help find them a great home," said Gaskin.

Those who would like to adopt can pay 75 dollars for an animal that is not spayed or neutered. The 75-dollar fee includes a voucher to get the animal spayed or neutered as well as place them with a microchip. Animals that are already spayed or neutered have a fee of 25 dollars. 

"We also encourage people to come and think about volunteering," said Gaskin. "We can't do what we are doing today without all the volunteers we have."  Volunteers help prepare the dogs to be a part of a family and the process to become a volunteer is simple said Gaskin. 

The Animal Care and Control Center is located on 4910 Milgen Rd. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For more information about volunteering or adopting call 706-653-4512. 


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