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Save a life this week - adopt a pet from Macon Animal Control

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After the tragic killing of 17 dogs at Macon Animal Control last week due to overcrowding, illness and aggression issues, the space left by the deaths of those dogs was quickly filled with new arrivals.

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The shelter is full again.

In addition to the usual glut of pitbull and pitbull mix dogs, the shelter has a sweet male basset hound, a short-legged Corgi mix, a beagle mix, puppies and others waiting to be adopted, rescued or fostered.

Take a look at our slideshow of some of the adoptable dogs and cats available at the shelter. Some other pets, available in the Adoption Room and not in danger of dying on Wednesday, may be adopted without a fee. Adopting one of those pets makes room for staff to take a dog off the death list and move it into the Adoption Room.

If you are considering getting a pet, please make Macon Animal Control your first stop. Go by any weekday before 5:30 p.m. and meet the friendly, loving pets available there. The adoption fee of $75 covers spay/neuter surgery required by state law, and a rabies shot. As mentioned above, the adoption fee is waived for some of the available pets, and some donations may be available to reduce or pay the adoption or veterinary fees for others.

Visit PetHarbor to view other dogs picked up by Animal Control that may already be available for adoption, too.

Can't adopt right now? Consider taking one of these pets into your home as a foster for a rescue group. The group pays all expenses; all you have to do is love and care for the pet until it is adopted or transferred. Ask shelter staff about this option.

Macon Animal Control is at 1010 Eleventh Street, off Lower Poplar. The shelter is behind the office and weigh station for the landfill (see map). Call 478-751-9200.

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