Newton Pet of the Week -- June 15, 2011

Photo by Ginny Sampson

Photo by Ginny Sampson

All he wants is a hug! This guy is a blond beagle/dachshund mix, about 2 years old and weighs only 15 pounds. He'd be a great TV or walking companion. He walks well on a leash and would fit in with any family. 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.