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Urgent call for help: dogs die Tuesday unless rescued or adopted

Monroe County Animal Control in Forsyth is a stone's throw from Macon. The small shelter at 157 L. Cary Bittick Drive is stuffed full of puppies and dogs, with more coming in all the time.

This sweet basset hound mix was adopted, but something went wrong and he was returned. His life is now in danger and he could die tomorrow.
Courtesy of Monroe County Animal Control
This handsome, "masked man" is available for adoption now at Monroe County Animal Control
Courtesy of Monroe County Animal Control

As with most municipal shelters, overcrowding means they have to make room, and there are only three ways to do that: send the dogs to rescue, adopt them to new homes or kill them.

Tomorrow at 10 a.m., the shelter will begin euthanizing dogs unless someone steps up to save their lives. The adoption fee is only $30, but Georgia law requires you to have the dog spayed or neutered within 30 days, if age appropriate. Rescues can pull dogs at no cost, but must have their 501(c)(3) certification. If you can't adopt but would be willing to foster one of these dogs and save his or her life, contact a local rescue and ask if they are willing to take the dog as a rescue and let you foster it for them.

Currently, there are 20 puppies and 18 adult dogs. The adult dogs are the ones in danger of being killed.

Please review our slideshow of the adoptable pets at Monroe County Animal Control. If you see one that you like, go to the shelter between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. today or before 10 a.m. Tuesday and save that life. The more room the shelter has, the longer they can keep the dogs alive and increase their chance to find a home.

Call the shelter at 478-994-7976 for more information.

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