Cold Noses, the Times-Union’s weekly pet column, features pets available for adoption at area government-run shelters. For more go to and search for Cold Noses.


Putnam County Animal Services is overcrowded and will have a free adoption event 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday. The center is at 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.

Barry is a 3-year-old male pit bull terrier mix (ID. no. A021942). He loves playing fetch, knows the sit command and is treat motivated. At play, he is sweet and well-mannered. He needs a rescue or adopter by Monday or faces euthanasia. 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.

Mr. Huggie is a 2-year-old male domestic short-hair cat (ID no. 36439242). Meet him at Nassau County Animal Services, where a “Home for the Holidays” promotion is underway through December: pick out a cat or dog, take it home during the holidays and, if it is a good fit, adopt them for free. The center is 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. All pets go home spayed/neutered, microchipped and current on shots, including a rabies vaccine. (904) 530-6150.

Winter is a 1-year-old male mixed-breed dog (ID no. A1073674). He is very food motivated, enjoys learning and would love to be in a home with other dogs. Meet him at Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services, 2020 Forest St. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. November cat and kitten adoptions are free, dogs over 1 year old are $20 and puppies are $80; city residents also pay a $20 license fee. (904) 630-2489.

Bean is a 2-year-old male cat (ID no. 40313). Meet him 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.

Also at the Clay center is Jade, a 9-year-old female American pit bull terrier and Labrador retriever mix (ID no. AA022119). She is sweet, mild mannered, treat motivated, knows the sit command and walks well on a leash.

At the Nassau center is Damsel, an 8-year-old female Labrador retriever mix. She has a great personality and knows the sit, shake, stay and lie down commands.

At the Jacksonville center is Buffy, a 5-year-old female buff-colored domestic medium-hair cat (A1076951). She loves to play and snuggle. She came from a hoarding case and would love some space to herself.

At the St. Johns center is Molly, a 2-year-old female Rottweiler mix (ID no. 40069).

Beth Reese Cravey: (904) 359-4109