Val and Venus are sibling tiger kittens that are available for adoption from the Effingham County animal shelter.
The kittens that are about 9 weeks old have two other siblings at the shelter – Nick and Voodoo.
“They’re feisty little creatures, said Lorna Shelton, director of the shelter. “They’re playful and very social.”
Also up for adoption this week is Raisin, a 5-year-old greyhound mix.
He can walk on a leash and is good with other dogs and cats.
“He’s laid-back, real sweet, on the shy side,” Shelton said. “He’d be a good family dog.”
About 60 students from Effingham Middle School, in partnership with the YMCA, made toys for the animals that were delivered last week.
The shelter is working with several area rescues to hold a Clear the Shelter event from Aug. 28 through Sept. 1, when the goal is to have all of the animals adopted.
Helping out Pets in Effingham (HOPE) is seeking donations to have the animals spayed and neutered in advance so that they can go directly home with their adopted families. Go to their website to donate: https://helpingoutpetsineffingham.wordpress.com/
The shelter’s adoption fee is $75 for dogs and $60 for cats.
For that fee, dogs are tested for heartworms, dewormed, given the DHPP vaccine, rabies vaccine and bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine and are spayed or neutered.
Cats are given an FIV/FeLV combo test, dewormer, the FVRCP vaccine and rabies vaccine and are spayed or neutered.
Unaltered animals may not be taken home on the day of adoption. They are scheduled by shelter staff for spay or neuter and may be picked up by the adopter at the clinic that performs the operation.
The shelter’s phone number is (912) 754-2109. It is open for adoptions from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It accepts dropoffs from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
For more information, go to: http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/ecas.html