Cold Noses, the Times-Union’s weekly pet column, features dogs and cats available for adoption at government-run animal shelters.
Many shelters remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but some allow adoptions and care by appointment. Contact individual animal shelters for more information.
• The St. Johns County Pet Center is accepting appointments 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. The Friends of the St. Johns County Center Group is making shelter cats available for adoption on Saturdays at Pet Smart, 1779 SUS 1, St. Augustine, facebook.com/fosjcpc.
cookie is a 4 year old female Terrier mix (ID No. 58061). She is cute and needs a family with lots of love energy and loyalty that matches her own.
blue is a 10 month old male shorthair cat (ID No. 58007). She is warm and affectionate and needs to be the only cat in a household.
• Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services will accept appointments at 2020 Forest St. Call (904) 630-2489 or email [email protected] To see available animals, go to coj.net/pets or facebook.com/jaxanimalcare.
Roger is a 1 year old, 37 pound mixed breed male dog (ID # A1282265). He’s a playful, hopping fool. He wants to bring adventure, fun, and excitement to a family.
Yo-yo is an 8 year old, 12 pound female tortoiseshell domestic cat with medium hair (ID # A1283499). She has a sweet personality and loves to play, treat, rub her head and curl up in a human lap.
• Clay County Animal Services is accepting appointments at 16 3984 W. Florida, Green Cove Springs. Call (904) 269-6342 or email [email protected] To view available animals, go to Claycountygov.com/community/animal-services or facebook.com/ClayCtyAnimals.
Thea is a 3-year-old mix of Bulldog and Jack Russell Terrier (ID No. A038178). She is bossy and loves to run around the playground telling all her dog friends what to do during playtime. She gets along well with dogs, but not with cattle, chickens, or cats. She has heartworms and needs to remain calm until treatment is complete. Clay County Animals friends are sponsoring the treatment.
Marshmellow is a 3 year old male shorthair cat (ID No. A038443). He has an amazing personality and is calm in his kennel, enjoys window views and would love to snuggle up to his own people.
• Putnam County Animal Services is accepting appointments at 174 County Landfill Road, Palatka. Call (386) 329-0396 option 1. To view available animals, go to bit.ly/2EKoICq or bit.ly/34NqoGB.
thunder is a male mixed breed dog (ID number not available). He is friendly. He’s also an escape artist and doesn’t get along with cattle.
Carrie is a mixed breed bitch (ID number not available). She is friendly, relaxed, and calm.
Adoptable animals are also available from Nassau County Animal Services, who make appointments at 86078 License Road, Fernandina Beach. Call (904) 530-6150. To view available animals, go to nassaucountyfl.com/845/Animal-Services or facebook.com/NassauCountyAnimalServices.
Beth Reese Cravey: (904) 359-4109