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Newton Pet of the Week -- Feb. 16, 2011

Photo by Ginny Sampson

Photo by Ginny Sampson

This middle-aged guy was a beloved family pet and has been extremely well taken care of. He'd love to be a companion for a new owner and has plenty of time left to make someone happy. He's a 6-year-old Pomeranian and is very scared of all the noises at the shelter.

He can be rescued and adopted at Newton County Animal Shelter, located at 210 Lower River Road in Covington. The shelter usually has between 20 to 30 dogs and an equal number of cats eligible for adoption. The adoption fee for a dog or puppy is $25 and $10 for a cat or kitten. Spaying/neutering is mandatory for all animals.

The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The phone number is 770-786-9514. Anyone who has lost a pet is urged to go to the center and bring a photo of the missing animal.