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Death Sentence? Two Dogs Wind up in Jones County Animal Control after Owner Dies
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Death Sentence? Two Dogs Wind up in Jones County Animal Control after Owner Dies

The man who loved his two dogs all of their lives probably never dreamed they would end up facing death at Jones County Animal Control. He probably thought he had time to make arrangements for them to be cared for when he passed on.

But there wasn't time.

Bucky and Jenny's owner died before he could make arrangements for someone to care for them, and with no family to step in, the dogs were sent to Jones County Animal Control.

They don't know why they are in this strange, noisy place. They don't know why their owner has not come to get them. All Bucky and Jenny have left is each other. They've been together, safe and well cared for and loved their whole lives. Now, they are likely to die together unless they are adopted or rescued quickly.

A foxhound, Bucky is neutered and up-to-date on all of his vaccines. His best friend, Jenny, is a Labrador retriever mix. She is spayed and also up-to-date on shots. Since they are both fixed, there is no danger of unwanted litters of puppies. Both dogs are well-mannered and know how to love and be loved.

The director of Jones County Animal Control, along with Macon Purrs N Paws rescue of Macon, issued a plea Monday for someone to help save the lives of these two grieving, confused friends. With Macon Animal Control shutting down June 6, all local rescues are full to the brim as they try to save every life at that shelter. No foster homes are available to take Bucky and Jenny.

Macon Purrs N Paws pledges that anyone who will agree to foster these dogs will have their full support. Macon Purrs N Paws will do its utmost to get the dogs into a permanent home as fast as possible. Since the dogs are already spayed/neutered and have their shots, fostering them is much easier. You supply the home and the love, and the rescue supplies everything else, from dog food to medications and vet visits if the dog needs them.

The best outcome for Jenny and Bucky is a permanent home where they can be together for the rest of their lives. They can be adopted or fostered separately, though, if it comes down to that or death.

They don't have much time. Jones County  Animal Control, like virtually all municipal shelters, only keeps animals for a few days.

Contact Jones County Animal Control at 478-986-1427 for information and to find out what the adoption fee is for Bucky and Jenny. The shelter is at 395 Eatonton Highway in Gray. Just take Gray Highway through town and turn left on Eatonton Highway (Hwy. 129), and the shelter is about two miles down on the left.

Call Macon Purrs N Paws at 478-719-5808 or contact them via e-mail if you can help save Bucky and Jenny's lives.


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