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Shelter Picks

Shelter Picks

You need a puppy in your life. A sweet, bouncy, mischievous puppy with liquid brown eyes that look at you with love and complete trust. That's exactly what you need, and, lucky you, Macon Animal Control has several to choose from this week.

While the arguing goes on among humans over the conditions at the rundown animal control shelter, the kennels and cat cages filled up, as usual.

Pet of the Week: 'Snickers'

Pet of the Week: 'Snickers'

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA.--Snickers, a young adult female cat, is waiting at the Animal Rescue Foundation for the perfect family.

If you'd like more information, call ARF at 478-454-1273.

Also, see more information about adopting from ARF, Inc.

Pet Tips: Choosing a Dog

Pet Tips: Choosing a Dog

If you are planning to adopt a pet (and we hope you will adopt and not buy your new friend), take some time to do a little research, first.

Many breeds have specific traits. Dachshunds are often diggers, because they were bred to dig up and kill badgers and other burrow-living animals. Herding dogs such as Australian shepherds and cattle dogs, like to herd things. This may include your children or your other pets!

Working breeds need a job to keep them busy, whether fetching the newspaper and your slippers or showing their stuff on an agility course.

Basset hounds and beagles often bay rather than bark, and they do so quite loudly.

Many of the active breeds will not be happy spending hours every day in a crate, and are unlikely to want to become couch potatoes. Look for calmer breeds if you live a sedentary lifestyle.

Lovable Libby

Lovable Libby

Libby has been at Macon Animal Control shelter far too long, and neither the staff nor the volunteers who have met and interacted with Libby can understand why.

Although her past is unknown, what is known is that Libby is a friendly, cheerful soul with a loving heart. She enjoys going outside to sniff the grass and explore.

Libby is just as happy to snuggle up and give gentle kisses. She likes to be petted and wriggles with joy when anyone pays her some attention.

Libby is young but full grown and stands about knee high, so she is no giant. She will fit nicely next to you on the recliner or in the car.

And her adoption fee is  $75, and you don't have to be a resident of Macon/Bibb County to add this beautiful dog to your family.

Donors Helping Pay for Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Donors Helping Pay for Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Two major donors have come forward to help pay the $20 per pet fee for spay/neuter surgery at the mobile vet clinic coming to GEICO in February.

Thanks to a $300 donation from Heart of Georgia Humane Society and a $200 donation from Anna Roberts and Rivoli Realty, plus help from other donors, the fee for 37 of the spay/neuter surgeries are covered.

Cost for the surgery, plus a microchip and rabies shot, is only $20 per pet. The clinic is designed to help senior citizens and low-income residents get their pets "fixed" to stop unwanted litters of puppies and kittens from flooding Macon Animal Control constantly. Many of these unwanted babies die because no homes can be found in time to save them.