I am good with other dogs my size or larger and do well with children. I am a loving, attention-seeking girl. I like to snuggle and give lots of kisses. I am energetic and love to run, so someone with an active lifestyle would be perfect for me.
The Macon Telegraph did a ride along with Bibb County Animal Enforcement.
Sonja Adams, manager of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Animal Enforcement Division, said a third enforcement officer is in training, but it still isn’t enough with an average of 60 to 100 calls per day.
If she had more officers, she said it would not mean more animals getting taken to the already overcrowded animal shelter. With additional officers, there could be more community outreach to prevent animal issues rather than just responding to calls, Adams said.
Bibb County passed an ordinance in 2014 requiring dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered, but many people don’t comply and strays remain a problem, officials said.
With the county animal shelter full, as well as area non-profit shelters, Adams allowed The Telegraph to ride along with the enforcement officers to see first hand what they do each day.
Rozier picked up 17 dogs in one day recently, he said. He formerly worked animal control for the city of Macon before consolidation. The biggest difference now, he said, is that he has a wider area to cover.
George is an 8-year old senior male German Shepherd who is available for adoption from the Heart of Georgia Humane Society in Macon, GA. George would prefer to find an adoptive home that will also take Gracie, his Aussie BFF.
Freedom was found at Animal Control on deaths doorstep, her owner moved away and left her tied to a tree without food, water or shelter. She was taken directly to the vet where they weighed her on a baby scale. She was a whole 33 pounds and is now close to 50 pounds. She needs some training and would do best in a home with someone who is willing to work with her. Freedom is not trustworthy around small children.
Fireworks in the coming days will cause many dogs to escape their homes, according to the Augusta Chronicle.
To avoid a lost pet, owners who are planning on going to view fireworks should leave their animals at home. Arthurs said animals should be kept inside in a room with the blinds closed so they cannot see the fireworks. To minimize the sound, pet owners should have a TV on or play ambient music.
“Most of the dogs that escape are animals that were allowed to go outside and they don’t see this everyday, they don’t think about the boom and the bang,” Arthurs said.
“If you go to view the fireworks, leave your dog at home and inside,” she said.
Along with July 4, Columbia County Animal Services manager Linda Glasscock said New Year’s Eve and when children get out of school are also times when the shelter sees an increase in pets. She said making sure an animal has a form of identification on them, whether a collar or a microchip with correct information, can be crucial in returning a pet to their owner.
“If they’re lost the best way to find your animal is that microchip,” Glasscock said. “If they’re microchipped and they go into a shelter or a vet’s office they will scan for it.”
Independence Day is the top time for dog escapes, according to The Brunswick News.
“Unfortunately, the week of the Fourth of July is the heaviest week of the year as far as pets getting loose,” said Tiffani Hill, Glynn County Animal Control manager. “So for animal control, it’s our most difficult time of the year.”
Roy Scarborough, the South Coastal Georgia Humane Society’s staff behaviorist, backed up the claim.
“There’s a significant number of animals that go missing every year during the Fourth of July because they’re frightened and run away,” Scarborough said. “It’s the worst time of the year simply because of the environment, as well. I mean, it’s 99 degrees outside, and that’s pretty much normal. Dogs that are used to being inside can really suffer in the heat.
“We don’t really recommend taking your dog to a fireworks display. Some dogs are fine, but a lot of dogs back right out of their collars and are gone because they’re scared to death of the fireworks.”
“We need to be thinking ahead now for what’s coming up,” Scarborough said. “If you plan to have your dog outside in a fireworks area, or in a neighborhood with a prevalence of fireworks … you want to make sure your dog has a collar with a tag on it with their name and your phone number, at the minimum. I highly recommend they have a microchip, because collars get lost.”
Certified therapy dogs joined children for reading time at the Marshes of Glynn Library, according to The Brunswick News.
An ideal reading partner is a patient listener who is happy to be there.
Therapy dogs brought all these wonderful qualities Tuesday to the Brunswick library for a summer session of the “Reading to the Dogs” program.
Owners of dogs certified through Therapy Dogs International brought their well-trained pets to the event, where children could sit beside these furry friends and read books aloud.
“A lot of children are reluctant to read aloud to grownups, because our tendency is, every time they make a mistake, to correct them,” said Karen Larrick, program coordinator for Marshes of Glynn Libraries. “… Or sometimes we don’t give them the time that they need, and we fill in the blanks for them before they can have time to figure it out on their own. Dogs don’t do that. They’re patient listeners, and they let you do it your way. If you mispronounce a word, they’re OK with it.”
Reading to the Dogs is one of many programs the Marshes of Glynn Libraries offers to encourage youth to read during their summer vacation and keep their minds engaged before they return to school.
Queen is a super smart girl! She does great with other dogs, and is defintely a people pleaser. King loves to play, and he does fantastic with other dogs! Are you looking for a awesome dynamic duo? Queen and King would be the perfect match for you!
I love to snuggle, and I walk SUPER good on a leash! The staff tell me I’m such a good girl! Can I be your good girl?
Sampson is 2 yrs old ,loves toys and to be walked , he was heartworm positive but has been treated and hes ready to be adopted.
Georgia First Lady Marty Kemp will host a second pet adoption day at the Governor’s Mansion on Saturday, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
The event, which will offer rescue cats and dogs, is a partnership between 19 humane societies, animal shelters and rescues from across the state, all of which want to find homes for the animals.
“Our family was thrilled that 39 cats and dogs found forever homes at our last adoption day event,” said Kemp said. “Throughout the summer months, many rescue organizations see an influx in animal populations, so we are excited to open up the grounds of the mansion once again to help find homes for many more dogs and cats in need.”
The Henry Humane Society is offering low-cost spay and neuter for pets, according to the Henry Herald.
Last year alone, in Henry County, Animal Care and Control took in 2,929 animals of which 1,135 were euthanized.
Overpopulation is a huge problem in Henry County, said HCHS Board Chair Shenan Griffin.
“What we’re trying to do with this program is to decrease the number of euthanized animals and increase the number of altered ones,” Griffin said.
The program works like this — any Henry County resident can get their cats or dogs spayed/neutered. The price is $20 for cats and $30 for dogs and includes a rabies vaccine. They even offer a free shuttle service to the clinic for pet owners.
Griffin said the program is on a first-come, first-served basis with a limited number of surgeries per month due to funding. The shelter is absorbing approximately $95 per spay for dogs, $75 for neuters and $40 for cats.
Harry Potter is an adult male Great Pyrenees who is available for adoption from Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. Harry Potter is part of a bonded pair with his BFF Hermione.