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Pet Tips: What is Tethering?

Pet Tips: What is Tethering?

Dictionary.com defines a tether as "a rope, chain, or the like, by which an animal is fastened to a fixed object so as to

Can't Adopt? You Can Still Help Homeless Animals

Can't Adopt? You Can Still Help Homeless Animals

Homeless pets -- lost, abandoned or unwanted dogs and cats that wind up at area Animal Control shelters or with rescue groups -- are an ongoing problem in the Macon area. Thousands of pets become homeless yearly, and many of these are euthanized.

If you can't adopt or foster a dog or cat, you can still help these animals get a second chance at a loving home.

Donate essentials. Macon, Monroe County and other area animal control shelters accept donations of dog food. Often, the shelter shares the food with rescue groups, but the shelter sometimes runs short when there is an influx of animals.

Monroe County Animal Control only handles dogs, but other shelters can use both cat and dog food, plus cat litter. All of the shelters regularly need puppy pads.

Toys and treats are also welcomed.

Missing Dog: Have You Seen 'Teddy Bear?'

Missing Dog: Have You Seen 'Teddy Bear?'

One of 13WMAZ's viewers is looking for Teddy Bear the dog, who went missing in the North Macon, Lake Valley Rd. area.

REWARD FOR MISSING DOG- LAKE VALLEY RD. IN NORTH MACON "Teddy Bear" is a medium sized dark brown Chow mix with grey hairs on his chin, he is shaved in the online picture but has his full coat now & is missing his collar. He has been missing from Lake Valley Rd since New Years Eve (off of Forest Hill Rd, across from Forest Hills Methodist Church.) He have could travelled as far as Northside Dr., Tharpe st, Weslyan Dr., Lochchoppe, or further. If you see him PLEASE call 478-474-6060 or 714-1116. He is 13 years old and we miss him very much. PLEASE SHARE THIS ON YOUR FB PAGES FOR ME! THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Mobile Spay/Neuter Unit Gets Busy at GEICO

Mobile Spay/Neuter Unit Gets Busy at GEICO

MACON, GA.--The HEART Surgical Utility Vehicle rolled into the GEICO parking lot early this morning and the small staff got right to work.

This special SUV is a self-contained, mobile unit with operating space for spay/neuter surgeries, holding crates and room for microchipping and inoculating its furry clients.

Susan Brantley Helton of Macon, area Ambassador for the Atlanta Humane Society-sponsored rolling clinic, says the dogs and cats attending the two-day clinic will receive surgery, a rabies shot and microchip, all for $20 per pet.

Pet Tips: The Harsh Realities of Animal Control

Pet Tips: The Harsh Realities of Animal Control

Although no one likes to think about it, all municipal animal control shelters face an ongoing, uphill battle to care for the community's homeless, abused lost and abandoned dogs and cats.

In today's Pet Tips video, Van VanDeWalker of Macon Animal Control explains how Animal Control works and why the shelter must occasionally euthanize perfectly healthy, adoptable dogs and cats.

More than a dozen prepaid adoptions are still available for individuals or families to adopt a pet from the shelter free. Adoptions help make room at the shelter and save lives. You do not have to be a Bibb County resident to adopt.

Watch the video, then check out our photo gallery of the pets who desperately need new homes.

Macon Animal Control shelter is at 1010 Eleventh Street, off Lower Poplar, behind the landfill weigh station.

They are open until 5:30 p.m. weekdays. 

 

Meeting the Unspoken Challenge: Anonymous Donor Gives Shelter $750

Meeting the Unspoken Challenge: Anonymous Donor Gives Shelter $750

The party and adoption event at Macon Animal Control shelter to celebrate mascot AC Pup's third birthday brought an unexpected surprise: an anonymous donation of $750 to prepay 10 more adoption fees.

Mallory Jones apparently started a trend when he donated $750 a few weeks ago. Although no one publicly threw down the gauntlet to challenge others to follow suit, two other Macon residents also came forward to donate $750 each.

Those three donations, plus donations from other residents inspired by Jones' generosity, prepaid more than 30 adoption fees, allowing residents to adopt a pet for free.

Tom Wagoner and Carol Wheeler each donated $750 to the shelter in mid-January. By that time, the first donation was used up and "The Mallory 10" were all adopted.