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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Coal Mountain Dog Park

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Coal Mountain Dog Park
New dog park in north Forsyth County now open Forsyth County officials, staff and guests gathered Tuesday, Nov. 17, to officially open the Coal Mountain Dog Park (4060 County Way). The new park is located across from the County Animal Shelter in north Forsyth.  “I look forward to seeing the special family bonds this park will help create for generations to come,” said District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills. “We hope that being so close to the shelter will encourage our community to embrace and adopt animals who still need a home.” The park features synthetic dog turf, dog water fountains, climbing ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees for the Holidays

Forsyth County Animal Shelter  Waives Adoption Fees for the Holidays
Fourth annual “Home for the Holidays” adoption promotion available through Jan. 2 To help make holiday wishes come true for families, and pets, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee. The Home for the Holidays promotion begins Saturday, Nov. 28, and will be available for pet adoptions through Jan. 2, 2021.  “Home for the Holidays has become a time of the year that the entire staff at the shelter looks forward to because we know that our wonderful animals have a great opportunity at finding their forever homes,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “Each ...

Forsyth County Breaks Ground on New Dog Park Adjacent to Animal Shelter

Forsyth County Breaks Ground on New Dog Park Adjacent to Animal Shelter
Dog park slated for completion in Fall 2020 Forsyth County officials, staff and guests gathered Thursday, June 25, to break ground for the County’s new dog park located across from the County Animal Shelter (4065 County Way) in north Forsyth just off SR 400. Once complete, the park will feature synthetic dog turf, dog water fountains, climbing boulder, wooded areas, dog walk ramp, tunnel, sunshades, shaded benches and two family-style restrooms. SEE IMAGES FROM THE EVENT BY CLICKING HERE.  During the groundbreaking ceremony, County Commission Chairman Laura Semanson, District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills and Animal Shelter Director Cindy Iacopella thanked those who made the funding for the ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees for the Summer

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees for the Summer
“Summer of Love” adoption promotion available through Sept. 8 Beginning Friday, June 26, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter will be waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee for all animals through Sept. 8 during the Summer of Love adoption promotion.  All shelter pet adoptions include microchipping, spaying/neutering and age appropriate vaccinations. The Shelter is currently conducting all animal adoptions via appointment only. Adoptable animals can be viewed online on the Shelter’s webpage at Forsythco.com under the “Adoptable Animals” tab. An adoption appointment can be made by submitting an adoption application which can be found on the Shelter’s webpage.  For more information, call (678) 965-7185 or visit forsythco.com/animalshelter. Residents may also ...

Pet Adoption Fees Waived at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter Through Jan. 2

Pet Adoption Fees Waived at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter Through Jan. 2
Third annual “Home for the Holidays” adoption promotion available through January 2   To help make holiday wishes come true for families, and pets, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee. The Home for the Holidays promotion begins Saturday, Nov. 30 and will be available for pet adoptions through Jan. 2, 2020. “Home for the holidays has become a time of the year that the entire staff at the shelter looks forward to because we know that our wonderful animals have a great opportunity at finding their forever homes,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “Each of these pets deserves a family to go ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees for the Holidays

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees for the Holidays
Third annual “Home for the Holidays” adoption promotion available through January 2   To help make holiday wishes come true for families, and pets, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee. The Home for the Holidays promotion begins Saturday, Nov. 30 and will be available for pet adoptions through Jan. 2, 2020. “Home for the holidays has become a time of the year that the entire staff at the shelter looks forward to because we know that our wonderful animals have a great opportunity at finding their forever homes,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “Each of these pets deserves a family to go ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter to Participate in National Adoption Event

Forsyth County Animal Shelter to Participate in National Adoption Event
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter is joining shelters across the country for the annual ‘Clear the Shelters’ adoption event on Saturday, Aug. 17. “We are still in our ‘Summer of Love’ promotion, where we are providing free pet adoptions, so it seemed like a natural fit for us to join the ‘Clear the Shelters’ event this year,” said Forsyth County Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella.  “We would love to go home on Aug. 17 and know that we have found homes for all of the animals in our care.” The shelter will be open 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Aug. 17.   The ‘Summer ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees for The Summer

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives All Adoption Fees for The Summer
“Summer of Love” adoption promotion available May 28 through Sept. 3   The Forsyth County Animal Shelter wants to help families bring a new pet, and some summer love, home by waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee for all animals. The Summer of Love adoption promotion is available for pet adoptions May 28 through Sept. 3, 2019.   “We are very excited to give residents a chance to bring home a pet at no cost,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “All of the pets in the shelter deserve a good home and we are hopeful that this promotion will help families bring a new companion home this summer.”   All shelter ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees for the Holidays

Forsyth County Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees for the Holidays
“Home for the Holidays” adoption promotion available November 24 through January 2 To help make holiday wishes come true for families, and pets, the Forsyth County Animal Shelter is waiving their standard $85 pet adoption fee. The Home for the Holidays promotion is available for pet adoptions through Jan. 2, 2019.  “All of the pets at the shelter deserve a good home year-round, but especially during the holidays, we are hoping that every animal here will find a home,” said Animal Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella. “By taking advantage of this free adoption period, residents can not only save money but more ...

Forsyth County Animal Shelter to Participate in Pet Adoption Event

Forsyth County Animal Shelter to Participate in Pet Adoption Event
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter will participate in the November to Remember pet adoption event hosted by All Pets Emergency & Referral Center (6460 Hwy. 9 North) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.  Shelter animals will be available for adoption at the event and all animals that find their forever homes will receive a starter pack with food, leash, collar and surprises. Pet related consignment items will also be for sale with proceeds being donated to various pet rescue organizations.  A veterinarian will be on site to answer any questions and concerns regarding pet care.

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