Cold Noses, the Times-Union’s weekly pet column, features pets available for adoption at area government-run shelters. For more go to Jacksonville.com and search for Cold Noses.
Duke is a 2-year-old male bulldog mix (ID no. 1976-1). He is sweet, loves toys and needs to be a household’s only dog. Meet him at Putnam County Animal Services, 174 County Landfill Road, Palatka. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Friday. Fees vary. (386) 329-0396 option #1. putpets.com.
Anna is a 6-year-old female cat (ID no. 40143). Meet her at St. Johns County Pet Center, 130 N. Stratton Road, St. Augustine. Regular hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Gates close at 4 p.m. Saturday. St. Johns cats are two for the price of one — $15 for all seniors, $20 for other males and females; dogs are $35 for males and $50 for females. Fees include spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and shots. (904) 209-6190. bit.ly/1WeOg83.
Houdini is a 3-year-old male brindle pit bull terrier (ID no. A021936). He is a big, strong boy who needs work walking on a leash but likes water and chasing squeaky toys. He needs a cat-free home. Meet him at Clay County Animal Services, 3984 W. Florida 16, Green Cove Springs. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Adoptable animals are also at the Fleming Island Adoption Center, 1809-1 Town Center Blvd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Fees vary; animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped and current on vaccines prior to adoption. (904) 269-6342. bit.ly/1dBGyEN.
Flash is a 2-year-old male mixed-breed dog (ID no. A1074608). He would be a great running partner and gets so excited when he sees other dogs that he needs to be slowly introduced. Meet him at Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services, 2020 Forest St. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. October adoption fees are $20, including the city license; all animals go home spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. (904) 630-2489. coj.net/pets.
Also at the Putnam center is Roamie, a 5-year-old male bulldog mix (ID no. 1997-1). He is super sweet and dog selective.
At the St. Johns center is Odie, a 7-year-old female Labrador/hound mix (ID no. ID40356). She is loving and calm. She is heartworm positive, so her adoption fee is waived and the Friends of the Pet Center will sponsor up to $250 toward treatment.
At the Clay center is Sam, a 1-year-old male treeing walker coonhound mix (ID no. A021964). He is high energy, knows the sit command and and is food motivated. He needs training to not pull on the leash.
At the Jacksonville center is Leonardo, a 2-year-old male domestic shorthair cat (ID no. A1075585). He is a sweetheart who wants to be a cuddle buddy. He has the feline immunodeficiency virus but it has not slowed him down.
Adoptable animals are also available at Nassau County Animal Services, 86078 License Road, Fernandina Beach. Regular hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Fees vary; all pets go home spayed/neutered, microchipped and current on shots, including a rabies vaccine. (904) 530-6150. bit.ly/1Zb7qfu.
Beth Reese Cravey: (904) 359-4109