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Viewer Adopts Dog Shown in 'Pet Tips' Video

Viewer Adopts Dog Shown in 'Pet Tips' Video

"Comet's going home with me." That was Kimberley Stanovich's first thought the moment Comet came out to meet her at Macon Animal Control Shelter.

Stanovich, who had been looking for a family dog, first spotted Comet while watching "Pet Tips: Keeping Your Pet Warm Outside," which was posted on 13WMAZ's Where You Live website Jan. 19. 

It was love at first sight.

In the video, Macon Animal Control Officer Van VanDeWalker gave tips on protecting pets from winter weather and introduced Comet at the same time.

"I saw how friendly she was with Mr. Van and thought she's got to be a good dog," Stanovich said. "I wanted to meet her and actually wanted to just go on and get her."

Stanovich and a friend went down to the shelter last Monday. "I fell in love with her about the time we went into the shelter."

Pet Tips: Understanding the Leash Law

Pet Tips: Understanding the Leash Law

Is it okay to walk your dog without a leash in your own neighborhood?

Can you let your dog off the leash on the street if your dog obeys your commands at least some of the time?

What happens if your dog wanders out of the yard?

Van Vandewalker answers these questions and gives useful information on what leash laws mean for pet owners.

Prepaid Adoptions Still up for Grabs at Macon Animal Control

Prepaid Adoptions Still up for Grabs at Macon Animal Control

MACON, GA.--Thanks to generous donors, more than 30 adoption fees at the Macon Animal Control shelter were prepaid this month. Around 20 of these remain available to individuals or families who want to adopt a dog.

The normal adoption fee is $75 and includes spay/neuter surgery and a rabies shot. Because this fee is donated, adopters will not have to pay anything to take their new pet home.

Of course, any additional expenses such as routine vaccinations for distemper and Parvo, collar and leashes, pet toys, food, and flea, tick and heartworm prevention will become the responsibility of the new owners. These are nomal expenses you should take into account before adopting a pet.

New adopters also receive pet packs, which include coupons for pet food, a booklet on pet care and a pet food sample.

Pet Tips: Keeping Your Pet Warm Outside

Pet Tips: Keeping Your Pet Warm Outside

Macon Animal Control's Interim Director, Van Vandewalker, has some tips for keeping your pet warm in winter.

Protecting your pet from the freezing cold outdoors is especially important for small dogs and short-haired dogs like pitbulls, a popular breed of pet in Macon. 

 

 

Donors Helping Pay for Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Donors Helping Pay for Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Two major donors have come forward to help pay the $20 per pet fee for spay/neuter surgery at the mobile vet clinic coming to GEICO in February.

Thanks to a $300 donation from Heart of Georgia Humane Society and a $200 donation from Anna Roberts and Rivoli Realty, plus help from other donors, the fee for 37 of the spay/neuter surgeries are covered.

Cost for the surgery, plus a microchip and rabies shot, is only $20 per pet. The clinic is designed to help senior citizens and low-income residents get their pets "fixed" to stop unwanted litters of puppies and kittens from flooding Macon Animal Control constantly. Many of these unwanted babies die because no homes can be found in time to save them.

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."