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Pet of the Week: Tigress

  • By Sarah Fay Campbell
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  • Oct. 13, 2020 - 6:20 PM

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Pet of the Week: Tigress

The Newnan Times-Herald

Tigress is a sweet and laid-back brindle Staffordshire who has been at the Coweta Animal Services Shelter since May.

Though Tigress is friendly with people, she doesn’t care for other dogs. Ideally, she would be adopted into a home where she is the only dog. She also wouldn’t enjoy being around other dogs at dog parks and similar places.

Tigress was picked up as a stray from Lakeside Way. She’s estimated to be around 2 years old and weighs 51 pounds.

Tigress can be a little shy at first, but once she gets to know you, she is very friendly and playful, said shelter workers. “She’s a real sweetheart. She needs a good home,” said shelter workers.

When she first came into the shelter, she had some skin allergies and was put on a special diet for allergies and food sensitivities. Her problems cleared up, and though she hasn’t been taken off the food, she may be able to tolerate other food.

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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. As of this week, adopters can bring their own dogs to meet their potential new family members, as long as they bring proof of rabies vaccination.

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.