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Dog From Macon-Bibb Shelter Dog Makes National News

After three-and-a-half years, Betty made her way out of Macon-Bibb’s Animal Welfare Center on her way to a new forever home.

According to WMAZ, the dog was brought to the shelter as evidence for a dog fighting case. In cases like these, according to the ASPCA, dogs “are still the property of the person or people from whom they were rescued until a court rules otherwise. This means that the animals cannot be placed in a new home until the animals are legally forfeited”

After three-and-a-half years, Betty’s case had yet to reach the court, leaving her stranded at animal welfare and  unadoptable.  But Betty's luck changed after Georgia passed legislation in 2016, allowing animals that are held up in shelters due to animal cruelty, to be adopted out if the owners can't pay for shelter care.  With the help of the Macon-Bibb county attorney's office and the animal enforcement team, Betty was put under the care of the shelter which allowed her to be put up for adoption.

Betty found her forever family this month and walked out the same doors she came in almost four years ago.  

Click HERE to ready People Magazine's complete story. 

posted 02/11/2019 in Community
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