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Newton Pet of the Week -- June 08, 2011

Photo by Ginny Sampson

Photo by Ginny Sampson

She's a sweetheart and ready to climb into someone's heart. This female

beagle is 2 years old and weighs only 20 pounds. She's already been

spayed and would make a great pet for any family. She 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.