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Newton Pet of the Week -- June 22, 2011

Photo by Ginny Sampson

Photo by Ginny Sampson

This gray and white ball of fluff just wants to play. She came to the

Newton shelter with three litter mates and is believed to be

approximately 8 weeks old. Any of the kittens 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.