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Animal shelter to host discounted adoption event

LAWRENCEVILLE — The second annual “adoption explosion” ends on Saturday with a block party at the Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center.

Dogs and puppies can be adopted for a $40 cash medical fee, and cats and kittens can be adopted for $30 or two for $40.

The event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will have a live DJ, music, inflatable jump houses and games for kids, a craft exhibit that caters to animal lovers and a cookout. The cookout is a fundraiser for the Society of Humane Friends, the group that runs the spay or neuter clinic at the shelter. The event will have hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, non-alcoholic drinks and feature the “Cars for Critters Mega Hot Rod and Car Show.”

Last year, the event counted 306 adoptions and rescues.

“We consider the event to be a great success, and look forward to even more adoptions and rescues this year,” Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith said.

The facility is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville. Its phone number is 770-339-3200.