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Monroe County Animal Control Needs Help
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Monroe County Animal Control Needs Help

Monroe County Animal Control in Forsyth is calling for help. The shelter is more than full, and unless some of the dogs and puppies are adopted or rescued, many will be killed in the morning.

Shelter staff hold onto the dogs as long as possible, but when the shelter is full more room has to be made for new arrivals.

Like most government shelters, Monroe County Animal Control is mandated to pick up lost, stray or injured dogs and dogs involved in criminal cases.

The shelter also picks up owner-surrendered dogs, and takes in dogs brought to the shelter by residents.

Because the law requires the shelter to keep certain categories of dogs for a specific number of days, when the shelter gets full, dogs that do not fall in those categories, such as owner-surrenders, must be adopted, rescued or killed to make room.

Currently, the shelter has 20 puppies and 18 adult dogs. While most of the puppies are tentatively scheduled to transfer to Atlanta Humane Society, the adult dogs are in mortal peril.

Euthanasia will begin Tuesday morning after 10 a.m.

View the slideshow of available pets and go to the shelter or call them at 478-994-7976 as soon as possible if you see a dog you'd like to save.

Monroe County Animal Control is located at at 157 L. Cary Bittick Drive in Forsyth.


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