Macon Animal Control Gives Thanks
For over three weeks, Macon Animal Control has not euthanized a single dog or cat at the shelter. This is a huge deal for MAC, usually known to be a high-kill shelter because it euthanizes animals after seven days, but euthanasia is down thanks to several groups in Central Georgia.
"The rescue groups have gone above and beyond pulling animals from here and adopting all over this country from Maine to California, we've had them go to Canada. It's been amazing," says Van VanDeWalker, Interim Director of Macon Animal Control.
The shelter is also thankful for the SPLOST which will help fund a new facility. MAC has done a lot with very little.
"This shelter can lead the way because of the people in this community, they've shown that everybody has come together," says VanDeWalker.
And that's exactly what people did when the shelter had a parvo outbreak back in August and had to quarantine 45 dogs.
"Every dog down there was saved. We just signed a few weeks ago, for a one week pardon from euthanasia. Every dog that was in here, we have 70 or more got a new home, every single one of them. We didn't euthanize one of them because of this community," says VanDeWalker.
So it's not only the shelter that's thankful, but so are all the pets that now have new homes thanks to Central Georgia Rescue Groups and citizens.