It started with a late-night cough. "He was otherwise fine, but . . . something was weird and different," said Verai Ramsammy, who was worried about her miniature Schnauzer, Louie. She was a meticulous dog person, the kind who bought special food for her pets. She made a veterinary appointme…

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A weekly look at cats and dogs available for adoption at the Fredericksburg SPCA and the county animal shelters in Spotsylvania and Stafford. 

featurededitor's pick

A weekly look at cats and dogs available for adoption at the Fredericksburg SPCA and the county animal shelters in Spotsylvania and Stafford. 

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Jonah, 5 years, mixed breed, neutered male

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Kale, 7 years, mixed breed, neutered male

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Gina, 13 years, mixed breed, spayed female

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Fez, 12 years, domestic shorthair, neutered male

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Kelso, 12 years, domestic shorthair, neutered male

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Mr. Whiskers, 7 years, domestic shorthair, neutered male

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The following pets are among those available for adoption at area animal shelters: