ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Humane Society is stepping up to help Albany law enforcement officers and their encounters with animals.
The Humane Society Director Jonathan Sizemore posted a fundraiser to Facebook to purchase microchip scanners for Albany Police Department Animal Control Officers.
He explained this will allow the officers to scan stray pets for microchips when they pick them up.
Then they will be able to return these animals to their families without having to bring them to the shelter.
And in less than 24 hours, the community banned together meeting their goal of $300.
This allowed the humane society to purchase a scanner for each of the animal control officers.
"I am very very excited about the community engagement we are seeing right now. It's really exciting for us. We've seen a lot of response," said Sizemore.
The Albany Humane Society is always fundraising and their next fundraiser is coming up on May 3, the popular Bark at the Moon event.