For the past nine weeks, Macon Animal Control has not killed a single adoptable animal, thanks mainly to the continued efforts of local rescue groups.
Adoptions since the shelter reopened earlier in June have been disappointingly low, especially considering how well the community stepped up to help clear out the shelter before the fumigation.
The shelter is now "home" for more than 80 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, and they are all in danger. Animals at municipal shelters are always in danger of being killed when the shelter runs out of room, and MAC is nearly there.
Although many municipal shelters kill every animal just before a holiday, there is no indication so far that anything this draconian is planned at MAC. However, since the shelter will almost certainly be at or above legal capacity before the July 4 holiday, the weeks of no killing are about to come to a tragic end.