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Pet of the Day: Meet Bandit

Pet of the Day: Meet Bandit

This is Bandit at Jones County Animal Control in Gray, GA near Macon. He is a young, shepherd mix and a very sweet boy who is so deserving of a home. His time is extremely urgent. Please consider adopting him! Shelter is open Monday through Friday, 9-1 and Saturday, 9-12.  Call the shelter at 478-986-1427 for more information.

--From All About Animals Rescue Facebook Page

Pet Pardon at the Pound Ends Tuesday; Adopters and Fosters Needed

Pet Pardon at the Pound Ends Tuesday; Adopters and Fosters Needed

On January 9, the Macon-Bibb animal control facility entered its third Pet Pardon, pledging not to put down any animals through January 22.

Engineered once again by Shane Smith of Paws for Hope and Faith, the pardon was signed by director Sarah Tenon, and this pardon includes a unique event within the event: an off-site adoption period Saturday.

While the facility is open on Saturdays, except for holidays, for on-site adoptions, this is the first time animals have been allowed to leave the confines of the shelter for broader exposure to the public.

New Home: All Ruby Wants for Christmas

New Home: All Ruby Wants for Christmas

The American bulldog beagle mix, Ruby, currently hangs out at Jones County Animal Control.

On her wish list to Santa this year is a new home.

Not one to give her out her phone number, you can inquire about Ruby by emailing the Jones County Animal Control at animal.control@jonescountyga.org

Pet of the Week: Meet Kidman

Pet of the Week: Meet Kidman

This golden retriever needs a home.

Currently, the young adult female spends her time at Jones County Animal Control.

To reach Animal Control about Kidman, call 478-986-1427.

Jones County Animal Control Shelter is Full

Jones County Animal Control Shelter is Full

Like all municpal animal shelters that are not "no-kill," Jones County's animal shelter is always full and many adoptable, healthy dogs die there when more room is needed.

Some are lost and their owners do not know to come to the shelter to look for them. Some are abandoned when their owners move, or simply stop caring. Some are dumped at the shelter for a variety of reasons that are almost always not the dog's fault.

The shelter is open only for very limited hours on weekdays, from 8 a.m. to noon. The shelter is located at 395 Eatonton Highway in Gray. Call 478-986-1427 for information on a specific dog. Have the ID number handy when you call.

Adoption fees range from $60 to $95 and includes spay or neuter surgery and a rabies shot.

Check out the photo gallery of some of the available dogs. There are also many puppies.

Special Adoption Hours Saturday at Macon Animal Control

Special Adoption Hours Saturday at Macon Animal Control

For only the second time in recent memory, Macon Animal Control will be open -- albeit briefly -- on Saturday, June 2. Many area residents interested in adopting a dog from the facility cannot get there during the shelter's normal weekday-only operating hours due to work or school. The special adoption event, planned for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  provides an opportunity for more adopters to visit the shelter, where time is rapidly running out for the animals.

The cats and kittens have all left the building. More than 40 dogs have left, too, headed for new lives with new families, or bound for rescue and a foster home while they keep looking for a family to adopt them.

Macon Animal Control shelter is shutting down June 6 for 3 to 5 days, and all of the remaining dogs at the shelter must be out by then or be killed.