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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."

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Sherrie Watson indicates she found this cat at Giant Foods in Byron.

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.

Happy Ending: Hunter Carter Found

Happy Ending: Hunter Carter Found

Hunter Carter, the dog reported missing off of Exit 142 on I-75 last Saturday was found Friday afternoon.

His owner's aunt, Rochell Lewis, confirmed that the dog had been found.

"This could not have happened without the love and coordination of the community," Carter says.

Hunter was found with a few scrapes and a leg wound. He's been taken to a vet to be checked out and hopefully will be reunited with Allie Carter, his owner, Saturday.

His owner, Allie Carter, is a college student in Valdosta and was traveling home to Atlanta for Christmas break with Hunter, when they were in a traffic accident last Saturday evening.

Have You Seen This Dog?

Have You Seen This Dog?

Many people have contacted 13WMAZ about Hunter Carter, a brown and white American bulldog mix, who ran way from his owner's vehicle after a traffic accident near Exit 142 on Houser Mill Rd. Saturday evening.

His owner, Allie Carter, is a college student in Valdosta and was traveling home to Atlanta for Christmas break with Hunter, when they were in a traffic accident.

As Carter had rescued Hunter from a shelter in Valdosta, Hunter has a black and gray collar with tags and also has a microchip.

He weighs between 55 - 60 lbs.  Hunter is about a year old.The family is offering a reward for Hunter's safe return.

Call 404-325-3978 or 404-784-0698.

Fire Department Holds Annual Turkey Shoot

Fire Department Holds Annual Turkey Shoot

Peach County Fire Department Station 5 holds its 2nd Annual Turkey Shoot at Lane Southern Orchards.

That's on Saturday, November 12 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

$5.00 per Shot, 5 Shooters per round, and you may enter as many times you wish.

All proceeds will be going to our building extension fund. Please come out and enjoy the Fun. For more information Call Roy Ruppert at 478-808-3628 or Peach County Station 5 at 478-825-1467