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Pet Pardon at the Pound Ends Tuesday; Adopters and Fosters Needed

Pet Pardon at the Pound Ends Tuesday; Adopters and Fosters Needed

On January 9, the Macon-Bibb animal control facility entered its third Pet Pardon, pledging not to put down any animals through January 22.

Engineered once again by Shane Smith of Paws for Hope and Faith, the pardon was signed by director Sarah Tenon, and this pardon includes a unique event within the event: an off-site adoption period Saturday.

While the facility is open on Saturdays, except for holidays, for on-site adoptions, this is the first time animals have been allowed to leave the confines of the shelter for broader exposure to the public.

New Year Begins on Sour Note for Pets in Need

New Year Begins on Sour Note for Pets in Need

There is an old cliche: No good deed goes unpunished. When area residents try to do the right thing by helping a lost, injured or distressed animal, that old cliche can become all too true.

In recent months, several dogs and cats have been helped by Good Samaritans who reached out instinctively to help. For them, the priority is to handle the immediate need, and worry about the rest later.

Several area animals are in need of broader assistance from the public, however. They were taken in off busy streets, found wandering and lost in the neighborhood, injured in accidents or are simply excess baggage for an uncaring family.

Where did Bo go?

Where did Bo go?

After a tornado decimated her Monroe County neighborhood last year, Wendy Veal and her husband, along with several neighbors, began the long process of rebuilding. Not all of the neighbors returned. Among them was a family that owned a black dog.

No one is quite sure, but it's possible the dog fled during the storm.

Fast forward to about one week ago, when Veal spotted a large, black animal on the surveillance video of her home.

"I thought it was a panther," she said. "I told my husband, be careful when you're cranking up the car because there's a big, black animal out there."

Early the next morning, long before sunrise, Veal went outside. "This dog lifted up his head from behind the woodpile," she said. "He looked about 60 pounds, and he's a full-grown black lab."

When she returned from work later that day, the starved dog was still there, so she gave him food and water. "I gave him three big bowls of water and lots of dog food," she said.

"Here Comes Santa Paws" in Forsyth

Attend the event "Here Comes Santa Paws" featuring live Christmas music, hors d'oeuvres and a gift shop Saturday.

The event is open both Saturday and Sunday for $15 per person or $25 per couple.
Saturday's event is from 4-7 p.m. and Sunday's event is from 2-5 p.m.

Photos with Santa Claus in the backyard gazebo for $15.

That's at The Ensign House at 88 Indian Springs Dr. in Forsyth.

Twinkie Needs a Home

Twinkie Needs a Home

Twinkie needs a home. That's a Carolina dog terrier mix, to be exact.

Currently, the  house-trained young adult female spends her time at Save A Pet, Inc.

To reach SAP, Inc. call 478-994-3882.

Day of Hope 5K, Fun Run to Benefit Save a Pet

Day of Hope 5K, Fun Run to Benefit Save a Pet

Get your running shoes ready! Oh, and maybe stretch those legs for an upcoming 5K/fun run!

The Second Annual Day of Hope 5K & Fun Run, benefitting Save a Pet of Monroe County, is set for Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.

You have the option of running a 5K or running the one-mile fun run. 

By participating, you'll support Save a Pet, the organization "dedicated to rescuing and restoring abused, neglected and abandoned animals."

That's at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center at 1000 Indian Springs Drive. 

Print out the details and registration form.

Pet of the Week | Sadie the Dog

Pet of the Week | Sadie the Dog

Sadie, a female shepherd/husky mix is a calm, peaceful dog who needs a good home.

She's currently awaiting a new home at Monroe County Animal Control.

She's between one to two years old.

Call 478-994-7976.