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Planned PEThood celebrates 500th rescued pet in Newton County
By Caitlin Jett. Updated: Oct. 31, 2019, 2:49 p.m
COVINGTON, Ga. — Holly, a 4-year-old female Rottweiler, had a tail-wagging good time Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, at the Newton County Animal Shelter, where she was named the 500th animal rescued by Planned PEThood.
Not only did Holly celebrate being Planned PEThood’s 500th rescue, but she also celebrated finding her “furever” home in Newton County.
Since May, Planned PEThood, a Gwinnett-based nonprofit animal welfare organization, has transported 500 animals to their Duluth clinic to be spayed/neutered, helping decrease the euthanization rate in the county. After being spayed/neutered, the animals are transported to a rescue group, no-kill shelter or returned to Newton County to be adopted.