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DOG

Tenderhearted, devoted, and calm are traits that Maverick has in abundance. This wise, 8-year-young Labrador’s only want is to share his life with yours. His offering of soft kisses, a contagious smile, and amber glances will make you want to wrap your arms around him and never let go. Maverick appreciates the simple joys of life -- a gentle touch, a walk, or a quiet moment -- and expects nothing for his return of loyal love.

CAT

Burton, a young, orange classic Tabby, is a three-legged one-of-a-kind wonder. At only a couple months old, he was surviving on his own at The Burton Center. After coming to the shelter, all were astonished to discover that he had a severely malformed front leg. The leg was removed to give this little boy kitty more physical freedom. Fully recovered, and much more comfortable with people, Burton is now available for adoption. For his safety, he needs to be an indoor cat and given space to adjust to homestyle living.

The adoption fees are free for both of these pets throughNov. 26.

The Greenwood County Animal Shelter, 235 Wilbanks Circle, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adoption fees are $85 for dogs; $15 for adult cats and $50 for kittens 1 year and younger. Fees include all vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchipping. Pictures and information about adoptable pets are online at www.gwdhumanesociety.org. For information, call 864-942-8775 or email adoption@gwdhumanesociety.org.