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Newton Pet of the Week -- May 18, 2011

Photo by Ginny Sampson

Photo by Ginny Sampson

Tiny, but brimming full of love describes this 3-year-old brown and white Chihuahua. He's fully grown at just 6 pounds and is looking for a lap to sit in. He would be ideal for seniors or a family with older children, but is not recommended as a pet for young children. 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.