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ADOPT A PET: Meet Starr
ADOPT A PET: Meet Starr


ATLANTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Starr is a three-month-old female Labrador Retriever mix; she’s looking for a forever home. According to the Humane Society, she will need someone who is patient, caring and loving. Since Starr is such a young dog she needs someone who has the time to commit to training her. Starr is small, now, but she’ll grow to be about 80 lbs. due to her breed.

RELATED: Search for other adoptable pets from the Atlanta Humane Society

If one should choose to adopt a pet from the Atlanta Humane Society, adoption fees include: vaccinations and de-worming, a veterinarian visit, a microchip and surgical sterilization. And, a list of the basic requirements for adoption can be found here. If you're interested, visit the Humane Society at 981 Howell Mill Road in Atlanta.

Be sure to tune into our Atlanta Humane Society "Pet of the Week" segment every Friday during our afternoon broadcast.


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