Fri., May 24, 2013 12:00pm
A 14-day quarantine at the Savannah-Chatham animal control shelter is expected to be lifted early next week. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Julian Miller says the quarantine is expected to be lifted Tuesday after Georgia Department of Agriculture officials Wednesday extended an existing quarantine by 14 days.
Wed., May 8, 2013 11:00am
State officials have halted public access to an animal control shelter in Savannah for two weeks after an outbreak of an upper respiratory illness was found among animals there. Miller said adoptions from the facility and the intake of most animals must cease during the quarantine.
Wed., February 13, 2013 8:40am
Animal Control officials in Savannah are seeking homes for stray dogs in advance of renovations that will temporarily close a portion of the agency's kennels. The Animal Control center will have to close a third of its 116 kennels at a time for several weeks.
Fri., December 28, 2012 12:12pm
Organizers of an animal shelter in southern Georgia say many pit bull owners are parting ways with their dogs in the wake of a new county ordinance. Of the 32 dogs currently being housed in the Terrell County shelter, about 28 of them are pit bulls.
Wed., September 26, 2012 12:00pm
University of Georgia officials have created a facility to house pets in hurricanes and other emergencies. Many people refuse to evacuate their homes during emergencies because they don't want to leave their pets, putting themselves at risk.
Thu., August 23, 2012 12:12pm
A central Georgia animal shelter is closed as investigators look into two cases of parvo, an often-deadly virus that attacks dogs.
Tue., July 10, 2012 7:28am
A Bibb County official is seeking an investigation after a string of euthanizations at an animal shelter in Macon last week.
Mon., February 6, 2012 7:55am
AC Pup is being used to market Macon Animal Control. Adoptions are up as a result. Shelter still has a long way to go.
Mon., February 6, 2012 7:00am
Adoptions at the Macon animal shelter are up 166-percent since 2008. Central Georgia Cares, a non-profit, formed to market the facility is crediting the success to a social media marketing campaign.
Fri., August 5, 2011 8:47am
Authorities say heat has claimed the lives of 14 dogs at a Waycross animal shelter in the past three months, including a seven-month-old puppy that died Wednesday. Okefenokee Humane Society shelter manager Ben Hood says the 14 dogs died of heatstroke in the kennel, which has no fans because it lacks electricity.