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Dumping pets reports on the rise

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -Dougherty County pet advocates say they're getting more reports of dumped pets in rural areas.

They want to remind you that is illegal, and they say immoral.

8-year old Bailey Biedgzycki saw a man in a white pick-up truck dump two small dogs near her home off Leary Road last week.

She and pet advocate PACK member Linda Giles have been searching for the dogs since.

Giles said the bad economy could be partly to blame for the increased dumping of pets.

"Contrary to what many people believe, they are giving them a chance to survive when they put them out. And it's just not true. They starve to death, thirst to death, killed by other animals, run over.", Giles said.

There are state and county ordinances against dumping pets.

Pet advocates want you to you report violations if you see them.

You can call Dougherty County Animal Control at 430-6600 or write to PACK at P-O Box 198, Albany Georgia, 31701.

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