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Newton Pet of the Week -- July 20, 2011

Photo by Ginny Sampson

Photo by Ginny Sampson

This little girl is the color of gingerbread and is certain to be a welcome addition to any home. Believed to be a Labrador-mix, she is about 8 weeks old and will probably weigh 60 pounds as an adult. She came into the shelter with three litter mates and 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.