Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - The furry little bundles of energy at the Decatur county humane society, sadly are homeless, but certainly not unloved. The employees and volunteers at the shelter work tirelessly to find them all families.
"We take in all of the animals that come to us. We're an open shelter so we don't turn any animals away," said Pam Immendorf, Decatur Humane Society President. They've been doing the job since 2004 since they took over operation of the shelter from the city.
They stay busy, already taking in 275 animals so far this month, over 2400 last year. Think about feeding and taking care of all those animals. "It makes it very difficult because our budget is way in excess of our funding under contract from the city," said Immendorf.
The city agreed to pay $78,000 but the shelter's budget ended up at $212,000 last year. The rest had to be raised soley from adoption fees and donations. "The crisis has come about because we are no longer able to raise that kind of money. It is impossible to raise 10 to 12 thousand dollars every month. We can't do it."
And unless the city can significantly increase funding, they say they'll no longer be able to run the shelter. City officials are trying to figure out a plan. They say they don't want the humane society to go under, but don't have unlimited funds to give. Immendorf said, "As it stands right now we can operate through the middle of July and at that point we'll have to turn it back over to the city of Bainbridge."
Now shelter workers are hopeful the county government will be able to step up and provide help. "We're in negotiations with them on what we can do to help. We don't want them to go out of business, I think they're a great organization," said Tom Patton, county administrator.
City officials agree saying they hope to find a solution that will work everyone involved. They say taking over the shelter themselves is a last resort. However if it comes to that, they are prepared to do it.