(At Left: Murphy is a handsome Cattle Dog Mix who is up to date on his shots. He came from a home somewhere and is a well mannered, HOUSEBROKEN and very lovable boy and appears to be in excellent health. UPDATE: A rescue is stepping up for him, but he needs a home to bunk down in for two weeks in order to meet his ride and make his jailbreak possible. Please contact the volunteers below to help. Adopters also welcome if you would like to give him a permanent home.)
The dogs and cats…especially the dogs…at Clayton County Animal Control in Jonesboro, Georgia, need your help. Many pets at many pets need your help. Euthanasia happens at least twice a week, but this past week, a third day was added. 54 dogs were on the list. An offsite vet comes to euthanize and if they are there and an owner turn in dog comes in, that dog doesn’t get any time. There is no “three day hold” for them when the shelter is filled to the brim. Dogs just keep coming in.
However, the bright light is that the volunteers that help this shelter are extremely organized and have a system. If you are a member of a rescue and make intake decisions and can take even just one beautiful dog, please contact jm doro (at) earthlink.net. They have a Facebook page called Partners with Clayton County Animal Control. There is a folder called ANIMALS IN NEED OF RESCUE/ADOPTION that the volunteers do their best to keep up to date. This week, there was a Great Pyrenese, many purebred Chihuahuas as well as beautiful “Pure Bred Georgia Brown Dogs.” So, please visit the shelter if you are local to adopt or if you are a decision maker at a breed or all-breed rescue, the volunteers are there to help you help them. They are standing by now and waiting for your offer of fostering a dog for a few days or weeks, accepting a dog into your rescue or if you see a dog and know that they are “the one.”