Cold Noses, The Times-Union's weekly pet column, features dogs and cats available for adoption at area government-run animal shelters.
Some shelters are operating with limitations because of the coronavirus pandemic. Contact individual shelters for more information.
• Clay County Animal Services, 3984 W. Florida 16, Green Cove Springs. Call (904) 269-6342 or email email@example.com. To view available animals, go to claycountygov.com/community/animal-services or facebook.com/ClayCtyAnimals.
Shaggy is a 3-year-old male bulldog (ID No. Clay A834). He is active and needs a high-energy family to keep up.
Mipha is a 4-month-old female calico-colored domestic shorthair cat (ID No. Clay A 1011). She is sweet and adores people.
• Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services is at 2020 Forest St. Call (904) 630-2489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To view available animals, go to coj.net/pets or facebook.com/jaxanimalcare. Adoption fees will be waived 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; a city license fee may apply.
Luigi is a 1½-year-old, 41-pound male mixed-breed dog (ID No. A1308635). He loves to snuggle and play. Because of a condition called megaesophagus — an enlargement of the esophagus — he has to eat his meals in a special chair built just for him. Outside of mealtime he is a normal pup.
Kimchi is a 10-year-old, 9-pound female domestic shorthair cat. (ID No. A1311003). She is sweet and would be a perfect companion.
• St. Johns County Pet Center is at 130 N. Stratton Road, St. Augustine. Call (904) 209-6190. To view available animals, go to co.st-johns.fl.us/animalcontrol/petcenter.aspx. Friends of the St. Johns County Center group has shelter cats available for adoption Saturdays at Pet Smart, 1779 S. U.S. 1 in St. Augustine, facebook.com/fosjcpc.
Merry is a 3-year-old female domestic shorthair tabby-colored cat (ID No. 60972). She is quiet and shy at the shelter and has a very calm disposition.
Bells is a 2-year-old female domestic shorthair cat (ID No. 60993). She is affectionate, fun and house trained and loves chin rubs and cuddles.
Adoptable animals are also available at:
• Nassau County Animal Services, 86078 License Road, Fernandina Beach. Call (904) 530-6150. To view available animals, go to nassaucountyfl.com/845/Animal-Services or facebook.com/NassauCountyAnimalServices.
• Putnam County Animal Services, 174 County Landfill Road, Palatka. Call (386) 329-0396 option #1. After a recent hoarding case, the shelter took in 29 animals at one time and needs adopters, fosters and rescues to hepTo view available animals, go to bit.ly/2EKoICq or bit.ly/34NqoGB.
email@example.com, (904) 359-4109
This article originally appeared on Florida Times-Union: Cold Noses: Adoptable Pets of the Week in the Jacksonville area