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Pets are a-Rockin' and a-Rollin' and Steppin' Out in Macon

Rockin'

Pyper is very shy and will need patience to overcome this. About 30 pounds.
Pyper is very shy and will need patience to overcome this. About 30 pounds.
Courtesy of Donna Arledge Segelken
Shortly after her video debut on a television station's website, Stormi, formerly known as Comet, left MAC for her new home.
Shortly after her video debut on a television station's website, Stormi, formerly known as Comet, left MAC for her new home.
Courtesy of Kimberley Stanovich

A birthday party for AC Pup begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at Macon Animal Control Shelter, 1010 Eleventh Street, off Lower Poplar, behind the landfill office. There will be cake!

The party runs until 2 p.m., so partygoers will have plenty of time to visit with the adoptable pets at the shelter, as well as dogs and cats from some area rescues. AC, who is turning three years old, asks for treats, food, blankets, bleach and laundry detergent for his Pound Pals in lieu of gifts for him.

Many prepaid adoptions are still available. Thanks to generous donors, more than 30 adoption fees were prepaid at Macon Animal Control. All you have to do is come down and choose your new best friend. Prepaid adoptions can be applied to any pet at the shelter.

Rollin'

Thanks to the efforts of a tightly-knit group of individuals and rescue groups, several dogs were saved from Macon Animal Control recently. Among them were Daphne and her babies and Cinders.

Little Cinders was whisked off of Death Row and out on the road towards rescue in another state. On the way, Cinders went into labor. Nine "road warriors" made their debut before they all arrived safely at their new digs in North Carolina. Moms and babies are reportedly doing well.

Steppin' Out

A new regular weekly video for 13WMAZ TV's neighborhood news webpages, "Pet Tips," features Van VanDeWalker of Macon Animal Control with a different "co-star" each week. VanDeWalker explains local pet-related laws and gives helpful information on caring for your pet. He is accompanied in the video by a different shelter pet each week.

The videos provide useful information and give the shelter another way to introduce adoptable pets. Comet, seen loving on VanDeWalker in the very first Pet Tips video, was snapped up by discerning Macon resident Kimberley Stanovich, who has renamed this sweet dog Stormi. She reports that Stormi is "an amazing dog" who has blessed her family.

On a serious note, Macon Animal Control shelter is overflowing with dogs, as usual. So is Monroe County Animal Control which, at last count, had 23 puppies in its care. Please take a look at our slideshow featuring some of these family-members-in-waiting. One of them is waiting for you.

Monroe County Animal Control is at 157 L. Cary Bittick Drive in Forsyth.

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