October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) sponsors this event to promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters. According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year.
You can rescue and adopt a new companion at Newton County Animal Shelter, located at 210 Lower River Road in Covington.
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.