Macon Animal Control shelter has been fighting a losing battle against rats and roaches for years. On June 7, pest control experts will descend on the shelter and eradicate these pests.
There's just one problem: no one can be in the shelter when this happens. Not the staff and not the animals.
The shelter must be emptied by the end of the day June 6. Unfortunately, this means that any dog, puppy, cat or kitten not rescued or adopted by that time will be killed.
AC Pup, the shelter mascot, has issued a plea on his Facebook page: "Please help us! All of my Pound Pals must be out by June 6."
Acting director Van VanDeWalker and the shelter staff are working closely with area rescuers and donors to get the animals out, but more animals come in daily, so it's an ongoing battle. The animals need the public's help now more than ever.