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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

@News BODY 10.5: Staff photo by Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith This lovely "Lady" is a great Pyranees who is about 2 years old and weighs about 60 pounds. She was found as a stray and would be happy to have a new place to call home. She is up to date on shots and can be rescued and adopted at Rockdale County Animal Care and Control Shelter at 1506 Rockbridge Road in Conyers. At the Rockdale shelter adoption fees for dogs are $30 and $20 for cats. Spaying or neutering is required for adoption. The shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The phone number is 770-278-8403."Lady"  Great Pyrensees a 2 year old with up to date shots, found as a stray about 60 plus lbs.

@News BODY 10.5: Staff photo by Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith This lovely "Lady" is a great Pyranees who is about 2 years old and weighs about 60 pounds. She was found as a stray and would be happy to have a new place to call home. She is up to date on shots and can be rescued and adopted at Rockdale County Animal Care and Control Shelter at 1506 Rockbridge Road in Conyers. At the Rockdale shelter adoption fees for dogs are $30 and $20 for cats. Spaying or neutering is required for adoption. The shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The phone number is 770-278-8403."Lady" Great Pyrensees a 2 year old with up to date shots, found as a stray about 60 plus lbs.

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Staff photo by Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith Who can resist a face like this? Freckles is a 3-month-old bird dog mix who would like to find a permanent home with a loving family. She's small now but will probably weigh about 40 pounds when full grown. Freckles 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 11 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.

Questions to ask before adopting a pet:

-- Can I make a long-term commitment to this pet?

-- Will I be able to spend enough time with a new pet?

-- Am I prepared for the cost a new pet will bring?

-- Which pet is right for my home and my family?