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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The number of animals euthanized in Dougherty County decreased by more than a thousand this year.

Thursday Humane Society lit its Christmas tree with more than 3,200 lights 1,200 fewer than last year.

Each light represents an animal that had to be put down over the last year.

They hosted their Christmas with the critters open house, which gives the community a chance to see and adopt the animals.

Leaders credit donors who keep services going for the drop in animal euthanizations.

"We've had so many wonderful donors we have a free and reduced spay and neuter program that's available to any resident in Dougherty County, another thing that affected our numbers is Lee County opening their shelter," said Donna Strickland, Albany Humane Society Director.

This year, the Albany Autumn Classic Charity Horse Show raised $12,000 for the shelter. Recently a generous donor also bought a van for the Humane Society.

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