This cat and dog are available for adoption at the County Animal Rescue and Education Center. The cat is a 7-month-old spayed female, white/gray domestic short hair. The dog is a female 4-year-old black lab mix.

The CARE center is in need of donated used or new dog houses. The dog houses can be brought to the CARE center, or the center will pick up the dog houses if necessary. For pick-up, call 345-4112 or 345-4114.

The CARE center, located on the Loxa Road, one mile south of Illinois Route 16, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

The fee to adopt a dog or cat is $41 from the CARE center. Cats that are 5 years old and older are $21 each. There is a $6 fee for micro-chipping, which is included in the price to adopt a pet. All dogs and cats leaving the shelter are required to be micro-chipped. All cats must now be registered within 30 days of adoption.