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Mack, Rocky search for new homes

Mack looks a little puzzled at finding himself at the animal shelter. His family moved away and couldn't take him with them so he's looking for a new home. A Schnauzer-mix, he's a great family pet and would love to become an integral part of a new family. He's already neutered, housebroken and is up-to-date on all vaccinations. 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 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.

Mack looks a little puzzled at finding himself at the animal shelter. His family moved away and couldn't take him with them so he's looking for a new home. A Schnauzer-mix, he's a great family pet and would love to become an integral part of a new family. He's already neutered, housebroken and is up-to-date on all vaccinations. 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 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.

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Rocky is healthy lab-mix, believed to be between 1 and 3 years old. He's a very sweet boy and could use some loving attention from a new family. He'd make a great family pet and at 55 pounds is big enough to play and run with older kids. He 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.

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?