The Washington Wilkes animal shelter has a fundraiser this Saturday and if you can fit it in your publication we would appreciate it. The fundraiser is a dinner prepared by Joe Barnett. Joe won best in show at the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits festival in 2006 and followed that with People’s choice award for the next 3 years. He was featured on Bobby Flay’s Throwdown show. We are extremely pleased that he is donating his time and culinary skills to help out our shelter.
If you can’t help them with their local fundraiser, you can also donate online through their Facebook page or mail a check to:
Friends of Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter
358 Brown Road
Washington, GA 30673
Ebony is a middle-aged to senior female Black and Tan Coonhound who is available for adoption from Washington Wilkes Humane Animal Shelter in Washington, GA.
If I had my way and enough land for it, I’d love to have a pack of Hounds.
Partners for Pets is asking for help in providing animal shelter and food to some families who are unable to afford it. If you’re interested in helping and live in Atlanta, please email [email protected] or you may buy items online through their Amazon.com wishlist and they’ll be delivered directly.
The Augusta City Commission will consider the first major update to it’s animal control ordinance since the 1970s.
Animal Services Director Sharon Broady told commissioners she thought the ordinance subcommittee had addressed their concerns in the latest revision – by increasing the number of days an owner has to claim a pet from the shelter, reducing the registration fee for sterilized animals to $5 and restoring paid euthanasia services for owners who want a pet put down.
The subcommittee has repeatedly disagreed with some commissioners’ push to endorse a trap-neuter-release program for feral cat communities, Broady said, and did not include TNR in the revisions.
Commissioner Sean Frantom said the problem needed a new mindset to be fixed.
“Yes, we need to throw money at it, but more than that, it’s the brand,” Commissioner Sean Frantom said.
During a recent visit to Columbia County Animal Services, “I saw love; I saw customer service,” he said.
Broady said until people start spaying and neutering their pets, the shelter will continue to adopt out only four of each 24 it takes in.