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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2011 Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month

Posted By on Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 9:23 PM


If you’re already thinking about adopting a dog, the St. Tammany Humane Society (STHS) (20384 Harrison Ave., Covington, 985-892-PETS; — a no-kill shelter — is encouraging you to do it in October, during National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month. To help meet its goal of adopting out 50 puppies in October — 20 more than it normally does a month — the humane society is giving away two Rescue Dog Basket containing a dog bed, collar and leash, flea and tick prevention, a gift certificate to STHS and more.

One basket will be given away in a raffle among adoptive families. The other will go to the winner of a “My Rescue Dog” story contest detailing an experience with an adopted dog. Email the story with a photo of your pet to All stories and photos will be posted under “Happy Tails” on the STHS’ website,

All dogs available for adoption have been spayed or neutered, are up-to-date on vaccinations, are microchipped and have been tested for heart worms Adoption includes six months free heart worm preventative. Adoption prices range from $50 to $150. Cats also are available for adoption at STHS.

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