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Donors Helping Pay for Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Donors Helping Pay for Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Two major donors have come forward to help pay the $20 per pet fee for spay/neuter surgery at the mobile vet clinic coming to GEICO in February.

Thanks to a $300 donation from Heart of Georgia Humane Society and a $200 donation from Anna Roberts and Rivoli Realty, plus help from other donors, the fee for 37 of the spay/neuter surgeries are covered.

Cost for the surgery, plus a microchip and rabies shot, is only $20 per pet. The clinic is designed to help senior citizens and low-income residents get their pets "fixed" to stop unwanted litters of puppies and kittens from flooding Macon Animal Control constantly. Many of these unwanted babies die because no homes can be found in time to save them.

Central Georgia Reptile & Exotic Show

Central Georgia Reptile & Exotic Show

PERRY, GA.--Repticon Central Georgia is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise.  

The event takes place at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter on March 31from 10-4. 

Participate in free raffles held for enthusiasts, animal seminars, and kid’s activities.  

Admission is $10 per adult, $5 for children. Children 4 and under are free. 

 

Chicken Jerky May Cause Sickness in Dogs

Chicken Jerky May Cause Sickness in Dogs

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, chicken jerky dog treats made in China are once again causing sickness in pets.

Citing an FDA warning issued in November, the AVMA said it has received reports from the Canadian Veterinary medical Association of illnesses similar to the cases reported in 2007.

While the specific cause of the problem in 2007 was never pinpointed, the FDA says reported cases of illnesses in dogs given chicken jerky treats made in China are on the rise again.

Happy Ending: Hunter Carter Found

Happy Ending: Hunter Carter Found

Hunter Carter, the dog reported missing off of Exit 142 on I-75 last Saturday was found Friday afternoon.

His owner's aunt, Rochell Lewis, confirmed that the dog had been found.

"This could not have happened without the love and coordination of the community," Carter says.

Hunter was found with a few scrapes and a leg wound. He's been taken to a vet to be checked out and hopefully will be reunited with Allie Carter, his owner, Saturday.

His owner, Allie Carter, is a college student in Valdosta and was traveling home to Atlanta for Christmas break with Hunter, when they were in a traffic accident last Saturday evening.

Have You Seen This Dog?

Have You Seen This Dog?

Many people have contacted 13WMAZ about Hunter Carter, a brown and white American bulldog mix, who ran way from his owner's vehicle after a traffic accident near Exit 142 on Houser Mill Rd. Saturday evening.

His owner, Allie Carter, is a college student in Valdosta and was traveling home to Atlanta for Christmas break with Hunter, when they were in a traffic accident.

As Carter had rescued Hunter from a shelter in Valdosta, Hunter has a black and gray collar with tags and also has a microchip.

He weighs between 55 - 60 lbs.  Hunter is about a year old.The family is offering a reward for Hunter's safe return.

Call 404-325-3978 or 404-784-0698.

Mossy Creek Festival Returns This Weekend

Mossy Creek Festival Returns This Weekend

The Semi-Annual Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival will be held on October 15 & 16, 2011.

Find the festival at 315M Lake Joy Road in Perry.

For a $5 admission fee, you'll find good ole country cooking, hayrides, animals and more.

How 20 Pounds Changed My Life - In an Instant!

How 20 Pounds Changed My Life - In an Instant!

This weekend was a typically busy one. House cleaning, events, kids’ birthday parties, a new dog…  Wait, a new dog! That’s not typical, nor was it very planned.  That is so not my style!

With some time to kill while the kids were at a birthday party, my husband suggested we stroll through PetSmart. After appropriately bantering about the birds and rodents, we ended up at the adoption area. We loved on the kittens and then made our way to the dogs where the biggest pair of brown eyes looked up at me and said “Mommy, take me home!”

Now I am usually a sap when it comes to kittens and puppies but I generally can walk away. But this time was different. So to make a long story short, we came home with Joie, a 4-month-old black lab mix with the sweetest disposition and, of course, the sweetest pair of eyes around!