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For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
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Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
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Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -An Albany man can now get back 21 pit bulls Animal Control Officers seized from his home Monday. He was cited for numerous violations of Albany's animal ordinance, but police say there's not enough evidence to charge with him with animal cruelty.
Carey Culbert showed up at the Albany Humane society to take home his 12 dogs and 9 puppies. First, he must pay roughly $800 for impound fees and vet fees.
Culbert doesn't think it was fair that Animal Control came onto his property and took all his dogs when only one puppy was injured.
" I was real shocked about it how could they come to my yard. I don't know what they were looking for but I was told by detectives they didn't find anything that would link it to dog fighting," Culbert said.
Animal Control says the dogs were held on heavy chains and in filthy conditions. That violates city code but not state animal cruelty laws. Culbert can now have his dogs back. He says he can't afford the fees that mount each day the Humane Society cares for them.
"I don't think it's fair for me to have to pay almost $1,000 for nothing. They came to get the dogs and they discovered they were not the dogs they were looking for. I think they should have brought them back," Culbert said.
Even though Animal Control officers found one injured puppy, they impounded all dogs and cited Culbert for inhumane treatment, unsanitary conditions, and failure to keep dogs updated with rabies shots.
In the meantime his dogs will stay at the Humane Society until the city and Culbert can come to an agreement.
If Culbert gets his dogs back, he'll have one week to be in full compliance with city codes. Culbert has a May 27th court date.