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Donors Helping Pay for Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Donors Helping Pay for Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Two major donors have come forward to help pay the $20 per pet fee for spay/neuter surgery at the mobile vet clinic coming to GEICO in February.

Thanks to a $300 donation from Heart of Georgia Humane Society and a $200 donation from Anna Roberts and Rivoli Realty, plus help from other donors, the fee for 37 of the spay/neuter surgeries are covered.

Cost for the surgery, plus a microchip and rabies shot, is only $20 per pet. The clinic is designed to help senior citizens and low-income residents get their pets "fixed" to stop unwanted litters of puppies and kittens from flooding Macon Animal Control constantly. Many of these unwanted babies die because no homes can be found in time to save them.

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."

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.

Yappy Hour Benefits Animal Rescue Foundation

Yappy Hour Benefits Animal Rescue Foundation

 

Jackson’s on Sinclair and Animal Rescue Foundation are teaming up to bring you Yappy Hour on Thursday, November 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pet of the Week: Bruce Lee

Pet of the Week: Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee is a large, adult male American Bulldog.

The adoption fee for this dog is $65 which will cover the cost of neutering. Bruce is a seriously lovable hunk of dog. He and his brother Leroy were both given up by their owner who could no longer afford to keep them. They are both well mannered and sociable.

They seem to love everyone and other dogs as well. They appear to be purebred American Bulldogs. Both are gorgeous and very healthy. Bruce loves to follow you around. He gets along well with other dogs about his own size. for more information contact vbuckley@wildblue.net and charlesavaughn@live.com

You can find Bruce Lee at Have a Heart Save a Life INC in Milledgeville.

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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Cheeto!

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Cheeto!

 

Cheeto is a handsome older kitten with a kink at the end of his tail. Friendly and alert, this youngster would make an entertaining companion.

He's house-trained, up-to-date on routine shots, spayed/neutered