Pet owners handing over animals because of new ordinance - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Pet owners handing over animals because of new ordinance

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:54:50 GMT
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

January 14, 2008

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - A new animal control ordinance in Decatur County has the humane society shelter there overcrowded with dogs and cats.

The ordinance goes into effect January 15th. It forces pet owners to register their pets and make sure they rabies shots.

Those shots only cost 15 to 20 dollars and registration is free.

But over the last week people brought more than 70 animals to the shelter. Monday alone they had to euthanize 25 animals, a much higher number than usual.

"People have been coming to the shelter to surrender their pets rather than take them to have their rabies shot and register them. And the rabies shot is for the protection of the pet, and the protection of the general public," said Pam Imnendorf, the Humane Society President.

Pet registration is easy.  You can pick up a form at the humane society or go to the county's website. Feedback

Powered by WorldNow