(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 17, 2019) – Gwinnett Animal Welfare offers you the opportunity to make a difference in a shelter pet’s life by being an adoption hero. The shelter is waiving adoption fees on all heartworm-positive dogs at this special adoption event Saturday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stray and surrendered dogs can be at a higher risk for heartworm infection as they may not have received prior veterinary care. In an effort to address this health issue and give all dogs a chance at a forever home, Gwinnett Animal Welfare staff provide heartworm treatment and give adopters information on how to continue that treatment to prevent future infections.

“We are fortunate to have the ability to begin treatment for dogs that come to our shelter with heartworms,” said Division Director Alan Davis. “With a little care by the right adoption hero, they can make complete recoveries and live long, happy and healthy lives.”

In addition to free adoptions on these dogs and puppies, treatment is provided for free. Pets adopted from the shelter have also been vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. The standard adoption fee is $45 for dogs and puppies and $30 for cats and kittens.

The Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center is located at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville. For more information about available pets, adoption specials and events, follow us @GwinnettAnimalShelter on Facebook or visit

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