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William Johnson says he and his wife haven't tried to be pet owners since the death of their dog.

"We are not going through learning and loving a pet and then losing him to a causality like dog biting."

A stray dog in the Johnson's neighborhood attacked their dog so severely that he had to be put down. Johnson and other people in Lynmore Estates say there were and still are too many stray dogs in the neighborhood.

Macon Area Habitat for Humanity along with the a few other rescue organizations came to the neighborhood on Saturday to get a head count of stray dogs. They also provided pet owners with food, dog houses and vaccinations.

Sundra Woodfor, a coordinator for Habitat, said, "We were able to make that connection to let them know that we are there to help them with that problem, they've expressed that need."

As of Tuesday, the organizations found three dogs and seven puppies without homes. The dogs were taken to the vet to be treated, while the puppies were taken in by the Peach Orchard Rescue Group.

While Johnson may not want to own a dog, he still wants them taken care of.

"I just hope that the community centers continue to think about our stray animals," he said.

Woodford says the canine census can help Habitat qualify for grant funds to revitalize Lynmore Estates.


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