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Robins Federal Credit Union Awards Middle Georgia’s Cutest Pet

Robins Federal Credit Union Awards Middle Georgia’s Cutest Pet

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union recently awarded a Petsmart gift basket to Nelson Teate, winner of the Third Annual Middle Georgia’s Cutest Pet Contest for his pet dachshund, Wendy.

This annual contest is part of First Friday, which is hosted by Robins Federal Credit Union and NewTown Macon. Central Georgia residents were invited to submit photos of their pets during the week leading up to the First Friday event.

Over fifty pets competed in the contest; from dogs, cats, and even a pet goat. The photos were submitted to Robins Federal Credit Union and a panel of judges chose the winner.

Robins Federal Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Federal currently provides financial services to over 144,000 members, with assets exceeding $1.7 billion. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the 16 counties Robins Federal serves.

Local Restaurant Helps Raise Funds for Humane Society of Houston County

Local Restaurant Helps Raise Funds for Humane Society of Houston County

Eat at Dickey's Barbecue Pit for dinner and a portion of proceeds will go to The Humane Society of Houston County.

On September 26, from 5-8 p.m., your meal serve two purposes: it'll feed you and your family as well as help feed those sweet animals at the Humane Society.

Dickey's is located in the Publix Shopping Center on Watson Blvd. across from Tractor Supply.

Reva Red the Hound, Beagle Dog

Reva Red the Hound, Beagle Dog

This beautiful female hound/beagle, more commonly known as Reva Red, calls home Warner Robins Animal Control.

For now. Her online listing even boasts that she walks happily on a leash.

She's available for adoption. Call 478-929-7290 to claim her as your new family member.

Star Bright Raises Money Recycling Shoes for Dogs in Need

Star Bright Raises Money Recycling Shoes for Dogs in Need

Star Bright Animal Rescue is not a shelter, it is a foster- based rescue. They utilize volunteers in the Georgia and New England area to foster homeless animals that would otherwise perish in Georgia Animal Control facilities. Their ability to help animals is directly related to the availability of foster space. Please support your local shelters and animal control facilities first and then let them know they can still help in your search for a new pet.

Star Bright has partnered with ShoeBox Recycling to give old shoes a new life. Have your recently gone shoe shopping? Parents, did you go back-to-school shopping? Ladies, you know you have pairs in there you will never touch, you really need to clean that closet out!

Good Samaritans Come Through Once Again

Good Samaritans Come Through Once Again

Central Georgia’s Good Samaritans were out in force again last weekend, saving the life of a dog that was hit by a car on Log Cabin Road in Macon. The driver of the car kept on going while the dog writhed in the street. Other vehicles swerved to avoid the injured animal and also kept going.

But not everyone who passed the scene Sunday was uncaring. Two women turned around and came back, risking their own safety to dash into the busy street and rescue the young dog. They took him to the nearest vet, which was Banfield on Presidential Parkway inside PetSmart. While enroute, the call for help went out on Facebook, just as was done for Jack and Jill recently.

And again, animal lovers responded.

Special Adoption Hours Saturday at Macon Animal Control

Special Adoption Hours Saturday at Macon Animal Control

For only the second time in recent memory, Macon Animal Control will be open -- albeit briefly -- on Saturday, June 2. Many area residents interested in adopting a dog from the facility cannot get there during the shelter's normal weekday-only operating hours due to work or school. The special adoption event, planned for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  provides an opportunity for more adopters to visit the shelter, where time is rapidly running out for the animals.

The cats and kittens have all left the building. More than 40 dogs have left, too, headed for new lives with new families, or bound for rescue and a foster home while they keep looking for a family to adopt them.

Macon Animal Control shelter is shutting down June 6 for 3 to 5 days, and all of the remaining dogs at the shelter must be out by then or be killed.