AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Augusta Animal Shelter has temporarily suspended its intake of stray and surrendered dogs while repairs are being made at the facility. Although the shelter will be unable to receive additional dogs, it will continue to adopt-out those dogs that are currently housed at its 4164 Mack Lane location."We must perform floor repairs as soon as possible," said Animal Services Director Sharon Broady. "To help make room for repair work, we are reducing our adoption fees. We hope to help more of these animals quickly find a new forever home.""We strive to maintain a safe and sanitary environment for all animals in our care," Broady said. "On Monday, Jan. 29, we will begin the process of resurfacing kennel floors and expect the job to take at least two weeks."Broady says that staff will make all efforts to clear the shelter by offering both dogs and cats at a reduced adoption rate of $25. Although the shelter will be unable to accept new strays and surrenders, Broady says the shelter will continue to accept those dogs involved in either biting incidents or animal cruelty cases. Surrendered or stray cats will continue to be accepted.Adoptions will be offered at the special $25 adoption fee until the shelter reopens when repairs are completed.Broady says all pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, up to date on shots for their age, had a general deworming, and registered (if the adopter lives in Richmond County). All dogs have been tested for heartworms, too.For more information about adopting a shelter dog during this special offer, please call (706) 790-6836 or visit http://www.augustaga.gov/586/Animal-Services.