By order of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Dublin/Laurens County Humane Society must find placement for 125 dogs (down from an initial 200, but subject to more dogs being brought in) by March 23, 2015 or the dogs will be euthanized.
Using the hashtag “Savethe200″ on its Facebook page, the organization hopes families will adopt the dogs before they have to be put down.
Hoping to increase the chances of adoption, the shelter will now stay open on Monday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.
A24578788 is a year-and-a-half old Hound mix female who is available for adoption from the Dublin-Laurens Humane Society. Look at how sweet she is.
This Saturday, March 17, 2015 in Dublin, a Pet Contest will be held to benefit the Dublin-Laurens Humane Society.
From the Macon Telegraph:
In partnership with national animal-rescue advocate Shane Smith and former Animal Control Officer Van VanDeWalker, all the animals currently in the shelter will be “pardoned” in hopes of having them adopted, and adoption fees will be reduced during the four-day event.
On Monday there were
46[now 27] dogs and cats in the shelter at 1010 11th St., said Assistant County Manager Steve Layson.
The adoption special is tied to Animal Welfare’s impending move to a new building at 4214 Fulton Mill Road, Layson said. The department wants to reduce the number of animals that must be moved, but organizers also hope to build momentum that will continue through the new Animal Welfare Center’s opening, he said.
The long-awaited move should begin next week, and the new center is expected to be open Feb. 16, though the current shelter also will stay open as employees and animals settle in, Layson said.
“We’ll have to run a parallel operation to the one we have now,” he said.
I’m told that even if you’re not planning to adopt this weekend, you’re welcome to come meet the animals.