2011 Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month

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If you’re already thinking about adopting a dog, the St. Tammany Humane Society (STHS) (20384 Harrison Ave., Covington, 985-892-PETS; www.sthumane.org) — 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 jessica@sthumane.org. All stories and photos will be posted under “Happy Tails” on the STHS’ website, www.sthumane.org.

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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