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No more euthanizations in Mitchell County

Kathy Harrell and Janet Goree, Volunteers Kathy Harrell and Janet Goree, Volunteers
MITCHELL CO., GA (WALB) -

No more animals will be euthanized in Mitchell County.
It's a settlement to that controversy that erupted last week.

Commissioners agreed to set up a committee of volunteers.
They'll work with the Warden at Mitchell County Correctional Institute on a plan to stop euthanizations at Mitchell County Animal Control.
 Last week, 25 dogs and 22 cats were euthanized in one day.
 Volunteers say they're excited and can't wait to get back to work with the animals.

"At 8 o'clock in the morning we will be out at the Animal Shelter working the dogs again to make sure that there's been one adopted that had a little bit of a problem,” said Kathy Harrell, Volunteer. “There again, that's what we're there for is to work and figure out their problems so that that doesn't happen again."   

Volunteers are still working to set up their own non-profit rescue shelter.
They're also planning a candlelight vigil for the euthanized animals September 18th at Mitchell County Animal Control at 7:00 p.m.
You can volunteer by clicking here or calling Baconton Hardware Store.

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