Volunteers conduct canine census in Lynmore Estates | News
A group of volunteers went door-to-door, in a Macon neighborhood, to help residents get a leash on the high number of stray dogs that are roaming the streets.
Members of the Macon Habitat for Humanity, the Peach Orchard Animal Rescue Group, and other non-profits say the Lynmore Estates neighborhood became their focus because of the high dog population there.
They say they rescued over 100 dogs last year.
Saturday, they conducted a canine census to collect information about dogs in the area.
The volunteers also provided pet owners with food, dog houses, and other resources that could help them care for their dogs.
Neighborhood Realization Coordinator for Macon Habitat for Humanity, Sundra Woodford, said," A lot of the dogs here, while they may appear to be stray, they are actually owned by residents who just can't properly restrain them or take care of them. So, the dogs are left to roam the streets."
Jody Nelson, a volunteer from Paws and Adopt Rescue Group, added, "We have to come together as a community to help educate, to spread the word, and to get these babies off the street and to get them a home."
Organizers say they're working to get a grant that would help ease the financial burden of caring for dogs in the Lynmore Estates area.