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Low-Cost Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic Now Taking Appointments

Low-Cost Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic Now Taking Appointments

Thanks to Susan Brantley Helton of Macon and the Atlanta Humane Society, up to 60 dogs and cats will receive low-cost spay or neuter surgery, rabies shots and microchip identification, all for $20 per animal.

Helton came up with the idea of bringing the special, self-contained SUV (Surgical Utility Vehicle) to Macon after watching the doctors and staff in action last fall.

She contacted Atlanta Humane Society about bringing the mobile unit to Macon. They said no, but Helton isn't the type to take no for an answer.

"When I later called back and explained that I had secured a location with a major company, 24-7 security, and that my focus would be on low-income areas in our community, the elderly, and areas with the highest turn-in of litters at Macon Animal Control, I received an approval by their management," Helton said.

Update on "the Mallory 10"

Update on "the Mallory 10"

Thanks to a generous $750 donation from Macon resident Mallory Jones, 10 dogs and cats are available for adoption free of charge at Macon Animal Control. So far, 8 families have taken advantage of the gift, which is helping to relieve overcrowded conditions at the shelter. When the shelter gets full, dogs and cats must be euthanized to make room for strays, owner give-ups and animals that are part of criminal investigations. In most cases, pets surrendered by their owners die first.

The 10 adoption slots, dubbed "the Mallory 10" by local rescuers, allows individuals or families to go to the shelter, pick out a pet, and receive their new friend without having to pay the normal $75 adoption fee.

Pets are spayed or neutered and receive a rabies shot prior to the adopter picking up their new pet. Interim Shelter Director Van Vandewalker says the staff will visit the pets at their new homes to make sure everyone is happy and settling in together well.

Volunteers Needed for Animal Control

 Volunteers are desperately needed at Warner Robins Animal Control and at all of our local rescues.  The day to day management of an Animal Control Facility is no easy job. 

They may open to the public at 10 a.m., but in reality are open much earlier getting the shelter ready for the public. 

Pets have to be moved and pens/cages cleaned and disinfected.  That in itself is a cold wet job.  In the cat rooms the newspaper has to be cleaned out before cleaning and disinfection.  Litter boxes have to be dumped, disinfected, washed and dried then refilled.  Food and water bowls are collected, washed, dried then restocked to feed everyone.  Towels have to be washed, dried and folded.

Update: Dogs Found

Update: Dogs Found

These two dogs, Ralph and Dolly, were found at the the Hephzibah Childrens Home and have been returned safe and sound.

Ralph and Dolly had been missing since December 26th in the Lake Wildwood area.

Chicken Jerky May Cause Sickness in Dogs

Chicken Jerky May Cause Sickness in Dogs

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, chicken jerky dog treats made in China are once again causing sickness in pets.

Citing an FDA warning issued in November, the AVMA said it has received reports from the Canadian Veterinary medical Association of illnesses similar to the cases reported in 2007.

While the specific cause of the problem in 2007 was never pinpointed, the FDA says reported cases of illnesses in dogs given chicken jerky treats made in China are on the rise again.

Single Guy, Loves Long Walks and Snuggling

Single Guy, Loves Long Walks and Snuggling

Coal is a special gentleman, well-mannered and friendly. He's looking for a home where he will be loved for the rest of his days, a home where he can finally, freely give the love stored up in his lonely heart.

The volunteers enjoy walking Coal, and he has a wonderful time with them, but what this gentle dog really wants is a home of his own and a person he can, finally, count on never to leave him.

Coal, ID #A244917 is at Macon Animal Control, and his time is running out.

Like Coal, Kringles' life is measured in hours, not years. Kringles, ID #A244927, is also at Macon Animal Control, and with the shelter running out of room, both dogs are due to be killed very soon if they are not adopted.

Unfortunately, they are not the only ones. At least one other dog, Snowflake, is on "the list," too.

Upcoming Pet Adoption Opportunities

Upcoming Pet Adoption Opportunities