Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
October 27, 2005
Thomasville, Georgia-- The Thomas County Humane Society is using National Shelter Dog Adoption Month to spread the word about neutering or spaying your pet. That's one guaranteed way to help reduce the number of animals shelters have to euthanize.
For Ronda Shiver, each day is a busy one at the shelter. "Take in the animals, write them in, then clean up," says Shiver.
Shiver helps take care of hundreds of animals each day, many of them dogs the shelter director says are dropped off at night, or by owners who don't want them anymore. "We can only house about four hundred animals here at one time. And we take in probably over five thousand a year. Eventually they have to be euthanized if they don't find homes," says Carol Jones.
That's a heart wrenching dose of reality that reinforces National Shelter Dog Adoption Month. It costs only $75 to adopt, where a breeder can be more than quadruple that. "All these shelter animals must be spayed or neutered either before they leave here or before they reach the age of six months," says Jones.
A state law the animals' potential owner has to agree to when filling out an application. "We want to make sure that the animal is going to have a safe and healthy environment," says Jones.
Especially after they've been through a shelter. And the one thing the dogs want that they can't ask for themselves, "Just want's somebody to love on her," says Shiver, you can give by going to the shelter during banker's hours Tuesday through Friday.
Most of the dogs that come into Thomas County's shelter are mixed breeds, which are known to have great personalities. If you'd like more information, call the Humane Society at 228-0613.