January 15, 2014
Newton County Animal Control’s senior administrative specialist Freddie Ellis sees a lot of animals come and go through the shelter’s front door. This chihuahua mix is one of many other dogs that are left as strays. Ellis said usually when an animal is brought in, it is held for three working days. It is scanned to see if there is a microchip to contact the owner. Depending on the situation, Ellis said injured animals are treated although there is no veterinarian on staff. (Staff photo: Jessicah Peters)
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One resident disagrees with a Newton County ordinance which allows pet owners to tether dogs. During Saturday’s severe rainy weather, Jay Larrabee of Covington noticed a gravely injured German Shepherd in his front yard.