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Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

This rough and ready gal has been named Sally and she was found running loose near Bethel Road. She is very afraid in her new surroundings and is longing for a good, stable home where she will feel secure. She weighs between 20 and 25 pounds and is less than a year old. She is probably a Beagle-mix. She 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.

This rough and ready gal has been named Sally and she was found running loose near Bethel Road. She is very afraid in her new surroundings and is longing for a good, stable home where she will feel secure. She weighs between 20 and 25 pounds and is less than a year old. She is probably a Beagle-mix. She 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.

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This tiny little girl is only 8 weeks old and believed to be a Heeler-mix. Her temporary name is Bandit. She has an eye-catching merle coat and promises to love, honor and obey a new owner. She's had her first shots and been wormed and with a little love and good nutrition should weigh approximately 35 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 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. - Staff photos by Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Pets available for adoption this week in Newton, Rockdale counties

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?