Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for February 1, 2023

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Adoptable (Official) Georgia Dogs for February 1, 2023

The Thomas County Sheriff’s Office has taken over animal control after the county failed to reach an agreement with the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society for the private group to continue in that role, according to WALB.

The change came from the Thomas County Board of Commissioners and the Thomasville Thomas County Humane Society not coming to an agreement on a long-standing contract for the humane society to take up those responsibilities.

“Our deputies are… there used to be a downtime. We don’t have downtime anymore,” said Cpt. Chuck McDonald, Thomas County Sheriff’s Office patrol and animal control commander.

The patrol team is having to answer 3-5 animal calls a day. In just one week, the sheriff’s office handles about 25 animal calls on top of the other calls they were already answering. McDonald said it doesn’t help that the agency is low on staff.

The animals that are picked up on calls are having to be taken to neighboring county animal shelters as Thomas County still works to get a county shelter established.

“Their shelters are full also with their own counties, so they’re helping us with the vicious animals right now,” he said.

So far since the start of the year, no animal has been euthanized. That’s not the goal of the sheriff’s office.

“The county contract with the humane society is an independent vendor. And so we were really at their mercy at whatever they did. But we’re going to be able to provide good service a better service I think for the county,” he said.

Maui is a young female Hound mix puppy who is available for adoption from the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society in Thomasville, GA.

Bourbon is a male mixed breed dog who is available for adoption from the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society in Thomasville, GA.

Georgia is a young female Terrier mix who is available for adoption from the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society in Thomasville, GA.

Daisy Mae is a female Beagle mix who is available for adoption from the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society in Thomasville, GA.

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