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COVINGTON — Anyone looking to adopt a pet at Newton County Animal Services will be required to make an appointment for the time being due to precautions related to the spread of COVID-19. In addition, Animal Services is not accepting any owner surrenders at this time.

Anyone who is interested in a pet adoption should view the dogs and cats available at https://www.co.newton.ga.us/387/Adopt-A-Pet and then contact Animal Services during business hours to schedule an appointment.

Anyone who believes their pet may be at the shelter should visit co.newton.ga.us/154/animal-services, email newtonac@co.newton.ga.us or call 770-786-9514.

Anyone who has found a stray animal should email a photo of the animal to Animal Services and call to schedule an appointment for drop off.

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Adoption fees for cats and dogs at Newton County Animal Services increased Jan. 1 due to the expiration of a grant previously used to offset the costs of spaying and neutering the pets.

The adoption fee for dogs and puppies increased to $100 from $75; the fees for cats and kittens increased to $75 from $60.

Newton Animal Services had received a $48,000 grant from Planned Pethood that helped to offset some of the costs of spaying and neutering procedures.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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