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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 7:47am

All Shelter Animals Adopted

The Macon Animal Shelter filled with mice and roaches has found homes for more than 90 cats and dogs and is ready to be fumigated.

The state Department of Agriculture ordered the shelter on May 22 to close for several days to get rid of the pests. The shelter is located next to the city landfill. Any animals not adopted before Thursday could have faced euthanasia.

A total of 85 dogs and 14 cats have been rescued from the shelter in recent days. The last of the dogs were taken by an animal rescue group on Tuesday. The fumigation will start Wednesday and the shelter will be closed until Monday.

Plans for a new shelter are underway using money from a recent SPLOST.


Josephine Bennett