CORNELIUS – Operated by the town, the Cornelius Animal Shelter offers adoption services.

Animals available for adoption can be visited at the shelter and applications for adoption can be completed on site. There is a $85 adoption fee for cats and a $95 fee for dogs. Once the paperwork is complete, owners can pick up their new pets at the Animal Hospital of Cornelius soon afterward. All adopted pets are up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped and given spay or neutering treatments.

The number of animals available for adoption varies, according to animal control officer Kenny Russell. And sometimes, folks just come by to visit.

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