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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."

PETA Uses Different Tactic For Spay, Neuter Message

If you rode past the corner of Cherry and Third streets in Macon on Monday, you probably saw two eye-catching objects.  

The PETA Organization used two, giant condoms to represent spay and neutering for dogs and cats.

The campaign, also called PETA's Condoms, is nationwide in efforts to keep animals from being euthanized in shelters due to overpopulation.

Why condoms you ask? According to Katie Arth, the Campaign Manager for PETA, condoms are a "fun and unique" way to get people's attention and draw them in to learn more about the over population of dogs and cats.

"For the millions who need birth control the most, they cant even open a condom wrapper." says Arth. "We have these giant condoms here because dogs and cats can't choose to use birth control like we can. That's why it's up to us to always spay and neuter to prevent more unwanted animals from being born and then dumped into our local shelters that are already overcrowded."

National Dog TV winner resides in Macon

AC Pup, the mascot for central Georgia Cares, is the winner of the national Dog TV competition.  Judges selected the dog from Macon from over 3,000 dogs.  Not only was AC the judges' favorite, but the dog received the most votes online as well.

AC Pup is the national mascot for homeless pet clubs and was rescued as a four week old orphaned puppy.

Van Vandewalker is proud of the recognition AC brings for the entire central Georgia community. AC Pup will also be featured on Dog TV, which is television designed especially for dogs.












Macon First Responders Get Animal Oxygen Masks

The Macon Bibb Fire Department and Police Department recieved a life-saving donation.

Animal oxygen masks were donated to the two departments by Macon Attorney Teresa Saggese Mills.

The set of masks includes three different sizes; small, medium and large; in order to accomodate dogs, cats and other various pets.

Each set was $95, and a total of nine were donated. 5 sets went to the fire department and 4 went to the police department.

The masks will be placed in the five firefighter rescue vehicles and four police precincts.

Assistant Fire Chief Shane Edwards says each firefighter will have training to learn how to properly use the masks. He also plans to have them available as soon as possible.

Organizations Offer Low Cost Spaying and Neutering

Under the new Macon city ordinance, pet owners must have their pets spayed or neutered.

Show dogs and hunting dogs are exempt from the law.

RELATED | Mayor Reichert Signs Mandatory Spay/Neuter Law

Macon-Bibb Animal Control Director Sarah Tenon offers these options for spaying and neutering:


Spay Georgia Certificate

Heart of Georgia

Heart of Georgia
Spay Pit Bulls

Spay USA-Certificate

Email: pets@catlover.com

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Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Make a Pet Emergency Kit

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Make a Pet Emergency Kit

Tuesday Tip: In case of a disaster, don’t forget about Fido and Fluffy. They need an emergency kit with food, water, meds, leash and a toy, too! Here's a link for a pre-made kit http://ow.ly/owEwT  or if you are a DIY'er, try this http://ow.ly/owEHL from A Bowl Full of Lemons. You can also do an internet search for Pet Emergency Kits or Pet 72 Hour Kits. - Andi Willis, Good Life Organizing