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This doggie with the curl on the end is said to be a hound mix, but it would be a safe bet that there's some Chow in his lineage as well. He's aptly named Big Red and is a sweetheart. He's approximately 3 years old and weighs in at about 75 pounds. He's up-to-date on shots and worming. 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. - Staff photos by Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

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The Newton and Rockdale animal shelters have a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption this week.

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