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The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
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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 >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - Overpopulation is a huge problem for animal shelters. More than seven million dogs and cats are put to sleep every year because there just isn't enough space.
Now, the Humane Society in Bainbridge is taking part in a contest to win 10,000 dollars for a much needed makeover.
At the local animal shelter Monday, little puppies and kittens wanted nothing more than a happy home. But for now, their home is at the Bainbridge-Decatur County Animal Shelter. A shelter in dire need of expansion, and repairs.
"We have a chance to get a 10,000 dollar makeover which we desperately need because our building is very limited as far as space goes and we have lots and lots of animals coming in and we don't have the funds necessary to keep them as long as we would like to," says Jennifer Dupree, Animal Caretaker.
The 10,000 dollars she's referring to is the grand prize in a contest CARE2.com started a couple weeks ago.
The America's Favorite Animal Shelter contest will award one local shelter the money when the contest ends November 1st. And voting is easy. All it takes is the click of your mouse.
This shelter has been struggling for a couple years now. A few months ago they thought their doors would have to shut for good.
One of their biggest problems, overpopulation.
Right now is the perfect time to adopt a pet. The shelters are filling up fast and not enough people are getting out and adopting.
"We are one of the very few that have an open door policy, all animals from anywhere are welcome, any type of animal. And we do get full unfortunately and that is when we have to euthanize," says Dupree.
"It's very small, most other shelters have twice as much room if not more," she says.
If you want to help the Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society or vote for your own local animal shelter, click on the link below.