ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Animal shelters across southwest and central Virginia are full of adoptable pets, which is why WFXR News is highlighting these adorable adoptables in our weekly segment called “Furry Friends.”
On Tuesday, August 29th, Stephanie Wright with the Franklin County Animal Shelter brought a 10-month-old Bob to the WFXR News station to help her find a forever family.
He is a parvo survivor but his quarantine is over. Right now Bob is in foster with Wright until he gains a little more weight and he can be adopted. “We can also do foster-to-adopt with him,” says Wright, “he was found abandoned by a dumpster with his litter mate that did not survive.”
Franklin County Animal Shelter is also gearing up for its “End of Summer Bash“. It’s September 16th from 7:30-12 AM. Tickets are $35 and include one signature drink, food, Nashville band Martin & Kelly, and dancing. There will be raffles and a silent auction as well. All proceeds from this event will go into our medical fund to continue to be able to provide medical care for puppies like Bob. You can buy tickets, HERE.
“We currently have a puppy at EVS that is fighting parvo, a dog that has to undergo emergency surgery tomorrow for his eye, and another dog in foster receiving heartworm treatment. Donations are the only way we can continue to care for these animals,” says Wright.
The shelter says it has many adoptable cats and dogs available right now, so community members are encouraged to stop by the Rocky Mount facility to pick up a new furry friend.
The shelter — located at 81 State Street — is closed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays, but is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, from noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.