Tue., July 10, 2012 7:28am (EDT)

Macon Commissioner Wants Shelter Probe
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
The new Macon-Bibb County Department of Animal Welfare took over what was once Animal Control. County Commissioner Joe Allen said the county put down 17 animals after three days of running the shelter and he wants an investigation. (Photo Courtesy of Karen Brooks Sutherland via Facebook.)
The new Macon-Bibb County Department of Animal Welfare took over what was once Animal Control. County Commissioner Joe Allen said the county put down 17 animals after three days of running the shelter and he wants an investigation. (Photo Courtesy of Karen Brooks Sutherland via Facebook.)
A Bibb County official is seeking an investigation after a string of euthanizations at an animal shelter in Macon last week.

County Commissioner Joe Allen spoke about the killings Monday at an event attended by dozens of animal rights supporters.

Interim Animal Welfare Director Deborah Biggs said 15 dogs were euthanized last week. She said that happened after the shelter temporarily went over its state-mandated limit of 80 dogs and remained over its practical capacity of about 55 dogs.

The new Macon-Bibb County Department of Animal Welfare took over what was once Animal Control, and Allen said the county put down 17 animals after three days of running the shelter.

Allen said the euthanizations didn't need to happen.