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Donors Pre-Pay Over 20 Adoption Fees at Macon Animal Control

Donors Pre-Pay Over 20 Adoption Fees at Macon Animal Control

Local businessman Mallory Jones may have started a trend when he donated $750 earlier this month to prepay the $75 adoption fee for 10 lucky animals at Macon Animal Control. (See that story here)

All 10 prepaid fees were used quickly, which not only helped the animals go to new homes, but helped Animal Control avoid killing to relieve overcrowding.

As all municipal shelters do, Macon Animal Control's shelter quickly filled back up. Sadly, a few dogs were euthanized this week. More were slated to die, but got a last-minute reprieve in the form of Tom Wagoner, who dropped by the shelter this week with a $750 donation of his own.

That donation prepays the adoption fee for 10 more dogs and cats to go to good homes.

But just because the adoption is "free," cautions Halie White of FURever Friends Humane Society in Gray, doesn't mean the pet is "free."

Volunteers Needed for Animal Control

 Volunteers are desperately needed at Warner Robins Animal Control and at all of our local rescues.  The day to day management of an Animal Control Facility is no easy job. 

They may open to the public at 10 a.m., but in reality are open much earlier getting the shelter ready for the public. 

Pets have to be moved and pens/cages cleaned and disinfected.  That in itself is a cold wet job.  In the cat rooms the newspaper has to be cleaned out before cleaning and disinfection.  Litter boxes have to be dumped, disinfected, washed and dried then refilled.  Food and water bowls are collected, washed, dried then restocked to feed everyone.  Towels have to be washed, dried and folded.

Central Georgia Reptile & Exotic Show

Central Georgia Reptile & Exotic Show

PERRY, GA.--Repticon Central Georgia is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise.  

The event takes place at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter on March 31from 10-4. 

Participate in free raffles held for enthusiasts, animal seminars, and kid’s activities.  

Admission is $10 per adult, $5 for children. Children 4 and under are free. 

 

Happy Ending: Hunter Carter Found

Happy Ending: Hunter Carter Found

Hunter Carter, the dog reported missing off of Exit 142 on I-75 last Saturday was found Friday afternoon.

His owner's aunt, Rochell Lewis, confirmed that the dog had been found.

"This could not have happened without the love and coordination of the community," Carter says.

Hunter was found with a few scrapes and a leg wound. He's been taken to a vet to be checked out and hopefully will be reunited with Allie Carter, his owner, Saturday.

His owner, Allie Carter, is a college student in Valdosta and was traveling home to Atlanta for Christmas break with Hunter, when they were in a traffic accident last Saturday evening.

Have You Seen This Dog?

Have You Seen This Dog?

Many people have contacted 13WMAZ about Hunter Carter, a brown and white American bulldog mix, who ran way from his owner's vehicle after a traffic accident near Exit 142 on Houser Mill Rd. Saturday evening.

His owner, Allie Carter, is a college student in Valdosta and was traveling home to Atlanta for Christmas break with Hunter, when they were in a traffic accident.

As Carter had rescued Hunter from a shelter in Valdosta, Hunter has a black and gray collar with tags and also has a microchip.

He weighs between 55 - 60 lbs.  Hunter is about a year old.The family is offering a reward for Hunter's safe return.

Call 404-325-3978 or 404-784-0698.

Mossy Creek Festival Returns This Weekend

Mossy Creek Festival Returns This Weekend

The Semi-Annual Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival will be held on October 15 & 16, 2011.

Find the festival at 315M Lake Joy Road in Perry.

For a $5 admission fee, you'll find good ole country cooking, hayrides, animals and more.