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Pets of the Week: Perry and Casey

Perry is special Pet of the Week this week. He is a pygmy goat who is just under 1 year old, alothough he is fully grown at 20 pounds. Perry is a “wether,” which means he has been castrated. He is very friendly and would make a great pet at the right home. The Newton County Animal Shelter, located at 210 Lower River Road in Covington, is taking sealed bids with a minimum bid of $50 until noon on Friday, April 11. For more information, contact Newton County Animal Control at 770-786-9514. 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. Anyone who has lost a pet is urged to go to the center and bring a photo of the missing animal. (Special photo)

Perry is special Pet of the Week this week. He is a pygmy goat who is just under 1 year old, alothough he is fully grown at 20 pounds. Perry is a “wether,” which means he has been castrated. He is very friendly and would make a great pet at the right home. The Newton County Animal Shelter, located at 210 Lower River Road in Covington, is taking sealed bids with a minimum bid of $50 until noon on Friday, April 11. For more information, contact Newton County Animal Control at 770-786-9514. 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. 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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Casey is in need of a good, loving household to bring her back her robust figure. Casey is a boxer mix and is about 5 years old. While she is up-to-date on her shots, she weighs just under 50 pounds, and needs to gain some weight to stay healthy. Casey is very sweet and loving, and needs a good home that will take care of her and will help her gain the weight she needs. When she was first brought to the Rockdale County Animal Shelter, she was very shy, but she now seems to be coming out of her shell and is developing a fun and outgoing personality. To learn more about Casey or to bring her into your home, contact 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?