Aubie is a purebred Walker Hound mix born on December 28th 2016. Unfortunately she had to have her back leg removed but luckily dogs adjust well and she won’t let it slow her down. She just got out of her stay at the vet.
The puppies were rejected by their mother at 2 weeks old and were raised by another dog who had recently had puppies.
Whitfield County Commissioners passed an ordinance intended to promote responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter. From the Dalton Daily Citizen:
Board members voted to approve a law that increases the fee to reclaim an animal that has been picked up by animal control from the animal shelter to $150 from $25. But the law automatically reduces that fee to $25 if the animal has been previously spayed or neutered. And If the animal has not been spayed or neutered, the law says the fee will be waived entirely if the owner requests that Whitfield County Animal Control carry the animal to a licensed spay/neuter clinic of the owner’s choice and the clinic confirms it has spayed or neutered the animal at the owner’s expense.
The board’s vote was greeted with applause from some 30 animal welfare activists who attended the meeting.
Robyn O’Kane, medical director of the National Spay and Neuter Alliance Foundation, called the new law “amazingly wonderful.”