Pearl the obese dog gradually losing weight

...15.7 pounds, down from the 76.5 she weighed when she was found as a stray on Kensington Drive in September.Augusta Animal Services was called by a neighbor to pick her up, but no one could give details about Pearl's history or explain...

Change ordinances to reflect compassion that stray animals deserve

...over the apparent preference to kill more animals instead of using proven methods to improve the dismal statistics at Augusta Animal Services.When cats are sterilized, the offensive behaviors end, as they stop fighting over territory and mates...

District 7 candidates spar over power, need for stormwater fees at forum

...public."Pittman said completed real estate transactions, as many of the Hyde Park sales are, should be public.On Augusta Animal Services' kill rate, Frantom said the city needed a "full-time grant writer" to find new funding sources, while...

Owner identified in attack by dogs on city goats

Augusta Animal Services has released the name of the owner of two dogs who attacked and killed several city-owned goats used to graze a detention...

Dogs kill retention pond goats

...mix ? was identified by sheriff's deputies and cited Friday for failing to control his animals, according to Augusta Animal Services Field Supervisor Edward Jefferson. The owner of the third dog is not known, officials say.The man, with...

Commission approves hiring of full-time vet for Augusta Animal Services

The Augusta Commission on Tuesday approved the hire of a full-time veterinarian for Animal Services, a new position created last year as a strategy to lower the shelter's elevated euthanasia rate.

Frantom for District 7

...change.As the owner himself of a rescue animal ? a small Maltese mix ? Frantom recognizes how important it is for Augusta Animal Services to change the abominable way it does business in general, and its unforgivably high kill rate in particular...

Don't keep dogs tethered

...cats in Richmond County has been in the news frequently of late, and because of this we are seeing improvement at Augusta Animal Services and in the lives of many animals. Thanks to the efforts of Lorna Barrett and many rescue groups ? such as...

Augusta Animal Services advisory subcommittee meetings, discussion drifting away from stated goals

A subcommittee formed last year to address concerns competitive dog owners had about proposed animal ordinances now appears to have drifted off topic.

Grand jury report finds several needs at animal shelter

Augusta Animal Services is understaffed and undersized with a need for more trucks on the road, a bigger building and more comfortable conditions...