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Newton Pet of the Week -- Mar. 02, 2011

Photo by Ginny Sampson

Photo by Ginny Sampson

This girl is out to prove that blondes really do have more fun. She is only 6 or 7 weeks old and was brought in to animal control by a resident who found her. She looks to be a Labrador Retriever and will weigh approximately 60 pounds as an adult. 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.