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Pet Pardon at the Pound Ends Tuesday; Adopters and Fosters Needed

Pet Pardon at the Pound Ends Tuesday; Adopters and Fosters Needed

On January 9, the Macon-Bibb animal control facility entered its third Pet Pardon, pledging not to put down any animals through January 22.

Engineered once again by Shane Smith of Paws for Hope and Faith, the pardon was signed by director Sarah Tenon, and this pardon includes a unique event within the event: an off-site adoption period Saturday.

While the facility is open on Saturdays, except for holidays, for on-site adoptions, this is the first time animals have been allowed to leave the confines of the shelter for broader exposure to the public.

New Year Begins on Sour Note for Pets in Need

New Year Begins on Sour Note for Pets in Need

There is an old cliche: No good deed goes unpunished. When area residents try to do the right thing by helping a lost, injured or distressed animal, that old cliche can become all too true.

In recent months, several dogs and cats have been helped by Good Samaritans who reached out instinctively to help. For them, the priority is to handle the immediate need, and worry about the rest later.

Several area animals are in need of broader assistance from the public, however. They were taken in off busy streets, found wandering and lost in the neighborhood, injured in accidents or are simply excess baggage for an uncaring family.

Where did Bo go?

Where did Bo go?

After a tornado decimated her Monroe County neighborhood last year, Wendy Veal and her husband, along with several neighbors, began the long process of rebuilding. Not all of the neighbors returned. Among them was a family that owned a black dog.

No one is quite sure, but it's possible the dog fled during the storm.

Fast forward to about one week ago, when Veal spotted a large, black animal on the surveillance video of her home.

"I thought it was a panther," she said. "I told my husband, be careful when you're cranking up the car because there's a big, black animal out there."

Early the next morning, long before sunrise, Veal went outside. "This dog lifted up his head from behind the woodpile," she said. "He looked about 60 pounds, and he's a full-grown black lab."

When she returned from work later that day, the starved dog was still there, so she gave him food and water. "I gave him three big bowls of water and lots of dog food," she said.

Friendly, Gentle Dog only has Until Friday to be Adopted

Friendly, Gentle Dog only has Until Friday to be Adopted

About a month ago, one of Macon's many Good Samaritans found a dog behind a Kroger grocery store. The dog had on an orange collar that was still attached to his black leash. The collar had no rabies tags or other identification.

The kind stranger took the dog home, but the dogs already living there refused to accept this lost and confused dog into their pack, so off he went, into boarding at Northside-Wesleyan Animal Hospital in Macon. And there he remains today.

Unfortunately, the dog can't stay in boarding forever. His owner is apparently not looking for him, and so far, no one has seen fit to give this dog a home or offer to foster him until a home can be found.

His time is up on Friday, Dec. 7. If the dog can't be placed by then, he will be taken to animal control, where his chances of survival are slim.

Robins Federal Credit Union Awards Middle Georgia’s Cutest Pet

Robins Federal Credit Union Awards Middle Georgia’s Cutest Pet

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union recently awarded a Petsmart gift basket to Nelson Teate, winner of the Third Annual Middle Georgia’s Cutest Pet Contest for his pet dachshund, Wendy.

This annual contest is part of First Friday, which is hosted by Robins Federal Credit Union and NewTown Macon. Central Georgia residents were invited to submit photos of their pets during the week leading up to the First Friday event.

Over fifty pets competed in the contest; from dogs, cats, and even a pet goat. The photos were submitted to Robins Federal Credit Union and a panel of judges chose the winner.

Robins Federal Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Federal currently provides financial services to over 144,000 members, with assets exceeding $1.7 billion. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the 16 counties Robins Federal serves.

Good Samaritans Come Through Once Again

Good Samaritans Come Through Once Again

Central Georgia’s Good Samaritans were out in force again last weekend, saving the life of a dog that was hit by a car on Log Cabin Road in Macon. The driver of the car kept on going while the dog writhed in the street. Other vehicles swerved to avoid the injured animal and also kept going.

But not everyone who passed the scene Sunday was uncaring. Two women turned around and came back, risking their own safety to dash into the busy street and rescue the young dog. They took him to the nearest vet, which was Banfield on Presidential Parkway inside PetSmart. While enroute, the call for help went out on Facebook, just as was done for Jack and Jill recently.

And again, animal lovers responded.