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Pet of the Week: Miguel


  • By Sarah Fay Campbell
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  • Aug. 13, 2020 - 11:20 AM

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Pet of the Week: Miguel

The Newnan Times-Herald

Miguel is a sweet Staffordshire terrier mix who has been at the Coweta Animal Services shelter since July 2019.

The black brindle is good with everybody – other dogs, people and even cats, say shelter workers. He’s one of the dogs used to temperament test new dogs who come into the shelter, because his temper is so steady.

He doesn’t show aggression around other dogs – he just wants to play, workers said. Miguel is more laid back than a bundle of energy. And is “just a really good dog,” workers said.

His age was estimated at two years when he was picked up as a stray from Domineck Street.

Miguel is heartworm positive. Grants are available from the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society to pay for all but the first $100 of heartworm treatment, and the adoption fee will be waived.

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The Coweta County Animal Services Shelter is open for adoptions, but things are a little different because of COVID-19.

To enter the shelter, visitors must have their temperature taken, wear a mask or face covering and sign a form attesting that they do not have symptoms of COVID-19. Everyone must also step into a disinfectant station for their shoes.

Only two people per household may enter, and no one under 18 is allowed to enter the shelter. Adopters can’t bring their own pets into the shelter to meet potential adoptees at this time, either.

The shelter is located at 91 Selt Road, Newnan. Shelter hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adoption hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. All animals are spayed or neutered and microchipped before adoption and have their first round of vaccinations.

Kittens or puppies who are too young for spay or neuter surgery must be brought back to the shelter for the surgery, which is included in the adoption fees.

Adoption fees vary. Please call 770-254-3735 for more information.