Macon Animal Welfare needs your help now
Due to a recent rescue of a large group of abused animals our community resources at Animal Welfare is at CRITICAL CAPACITY. Please lend a hand to our furry friends in need in any way possible at this time. Complete info is below and a few special offers are also listed as additional incentive to ACT NOW.
The shelter is in IMMEDIATE NEED for volunteers this weekend! If you can't adopt, please consider volunteering at the shelter. Call Volunteer Coordinator Tracey Beluew @ 478-538-3427 or 478-621-6791 or visit her personally at the shelter located at 4214 Fulton Mill Road.
Click here for a list of animals that are ready to adopt NOW!
Animal Welfare Center nearing critical capacity
Issuing call for people, organizations to volunteer, foster, & adopt
Prior to the rescue on Thursday, April 10, Macon-Bibb County’s Animal Welfare Center was nearing capacity from its regular calls and pickups. There were 26 animals ready to be adopted and 61 waiting on their seven-day hold to be complete. There are now 34 additional animals from Thursday’s rescue in the Center.
Thursday night, Animal Welfare staff and a team from Macon Purrs n Paws worked for almost eight hours bathing the animals, getting them vaccinated and dewormed, filling out intake cards, treating for ear mites and fleas, setting up kennels, separating animals by health and pregnancy, and so much more. Macon Purrs n Paws also pulled four of the cats.
“The outpouring of support from that animal advocacy community has been overwhelming. We continue to field dozens of calls, emails, and Facebook messages asking how people and organizations can help in this critical time,” says Interim Director Sonja Adams. “This is an incident that has struck all of his very hard, and we’re working hard to find placements and adoptions for them.”
According to Adams, the Center needs some assistance from the community as resources, space, and staff are limited and strained due to it being near capacity and having to bring in a large number of animals at one time. People are needed to adopt the ones that are ready, and people and organizations can foster and pull animals that are still in the seven-day hold. They can also volunteer at the Center with various duties to care for the animals, such as feeding, walking, and cleaning the kennels.
Please contact the shelter at 478-621-6791 or through the Center’s Facebook page if you can adopt or foster an animal. It will help remove the current strain and allow them to continue caring for the animals.
Please adopt today! These animals need you!
If you adopt a pet, tailspin in macon will give you the first bag of food and other awesome deals.
GATEWAY MACON WILL ALSO GIVE OUT FREE T-SHIRTS TO THE FIRST 5 ADOPTIONS TODAY!
TWANG will give away a free appetizer if you adopt a pet this weekend.
Bring your adoption papers dated for this weekend and come on by TWANG for a free Appetizer.
Offer ends Sunday April 12th at 9pm. Good for non-seafood appetizers only.
Take me home, please!
posted 05/01/2017 in