Macon city councilor Nancy White is pushing an ordinance at the city and county level that would require pet owners to sterilize their dogs and cats. Under her legislation, owners who do not want their dogs fixed would have to pay an extra licensing fee.
Animal welfare workers say they're reaching capacity as more pet owners are giving up their pets. Agencies are blaming the economy. The Humane Society of Greater Savannah saw an unprecendented situation a few weeks ago when 31 pets were brought in in a single day.