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Animal adoptions in Macon Saturday

Macon-Bibb animal shelter holds holiday adopt-a-thon

Macon-Bibb animal shelter holds holiday adopt-a-thon

 

By Ashley Gadson

Pre-Thanksgiving adoption event

Pre-Thanksgiving adoption event

Vigil Held in Macon for Dogs Killed After Shelter Break-In

An animal shelter held a vigil in Macon Sunday to honor three dogs that were killed after a break-in.

People gathered at Central City Park to remember the dogs that died after someone broke into the All About Animals shelter, released "aggressive" dog breeds and made them fight.

Those attending the event say the vigil has brought the community together and started the healing process, because to them they weren't just dogs, they were family. "They are just so loving. They hug you, kiss you. Just to know the pain they went through tears me up," says volunteer Mendy Harrison.

The Macon Police Department is still searching for the burglars.

Macon Animal Shelter Reports Break-in, Dogs Killed in Fight

Volunteers at the All About Animals Adoption Center on Riverside Drive near Central City Park say the shelter was broken into sometime before 8 a.m. Thursday morning.

They say pens were found unlocked, and that mostly "bully breeds" like pitbulls and bulldogs were let out and fighting, leading three dogs to be killed, and 8 others injured and sent to the vet.

Volunteer Lacey Templeton says she estimates whoever broke in caused around a few thousand dollars worth of damage.

She says around 25 of their 65 dogs were let out of their pens. 

She says in the past, people have left unwanted pets tied to the gate , but this is first time someone has broken in and let dogs loose. The incident has them concerned about security.

No one called the police but a police officer stopped by and issued a report, took a statement and categorized the incident as "criminal trespass."