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Pets of the Week: Poppy and Snickers are ready for adoption

Poppy is a contented kitten, which is evident by how much he purrs, but would be even happier to find a new home for the New Year. Poppy is an 8-week-old domestic longhair cat who is already litter box trained and 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. (Special photo)

Poppy is a contented kitten, which is evident by how much he purrs, but would be even happier to find a new home for the New Year. Poppy is an 8-week-old domestic longhair cat who is already litter box trained and 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. (Special photo)

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Litter box trained? Check. Shots? Check. Ready to be adopted? Check! Snickers is a domestic short-hair kitten who is about 6 weeks old and is expected to grow to an adult weight of about 12 pounds. Snickers would make an ideal pet for any family. He is very sweet and playful and was found as a stray with other litter mates. Snickers 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. The phone number is 770-278-8403. (Special photo)

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?