Here’s how you can help keep adoptable pets from being euthanized

Macon-Bibb’s Animal Welfare will hold its third Midnight Miracle event Friday, May 4 from 11:00 a.m. until midnight to find permanent or foster homes for stray and abandoned dogs and cats, and to relieve overcrowding in the shelter. To see all of the animals that are up for adoption, follow Animal Welfare on Facebook and Twitter.

As of May 1, there were 98 dogs and 41 cats in the shelter, and it should only house 80 dogs and 40 cats. If they are unable to find homes for many of these animals, some will have to be euthanized to make room, per state law. The shelter has not had to euthanize an adoptable animal in two and a half years thanks to the work of the shelter staff, local and state rescue groups, and our community. The last Midnight Miracle was held in March 2018, and 40 dogs and 20 cats were adopted or fostered.

During this time, adoption fees with be half price, so it will only cost $50 to bring home a dog and $37.50 for a cat. This price also includes spay or neuter services, the city’s license fee, and a rabies shot.  The reduced fee is made possible thanks to sponsorships by Bland Roofing, Blues Plumbing and Home Repair, and The Pet Sitter.

“These wonderful animals would make amazing additions to families all over the state, and I want to thank our staff and partner groups that work so hard every day to find them homes.”

Shelter Manager Tracey Belew

In addition to the adoption fee reduction, Go Dogs Go will be on hand throughout the day offering microchip services for pets for only $10. The process only takes 5 to 10 minutes, and it will be available to anyone that wants to bring their animal by the shelter. This service usually runs $50 or more.

The shelter will be working with the following groups to help find the animals more permanent homes.

Pixel Fund
All About Animals Rescue
Go Dogs Go
Rock on Rescue
Pawsome Southern Rescue
Furever After Rescue
Kitty City
Peach County Animal Rescue
Critical Care for Animal Angels
Barkers Good Pups
Maine Lab
Heart of Georgia
Houston County Humane Society
Circle of Friends

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