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...

Animal services board chairman BB Langham resigns

The chairman of the Augusta Animal Services advisory board resigned Friday, becoming the seventh person to leave the 10-member board in three months.BB Langham...

More dead deer found along roads last year

...roads in two counties points to shifts in the local deer population, officials say.For the sixth consecutive year, Augusta Animal Ser vices reported more dead dear recovered on its roads, according to department data. Last year, the department...

Qualifying for District 7 Augusta Commission special election starts Monday

...successful commission campaigns.Harris said the district's needs range from transportation issues and concerns about Augusta Animal Services' high kill rate to "trying to save money in the budget."Pittman, who named former Republican U.S...

December pet adoptions fall at Augusta shelter

...After peaking at 120 adoptions in 2011, December has fallen from its spot as the most popular pet adoption month at Augusta Animal Services.According to statistics on the city's Web site, December adoptions have steadily decreased to 72 dogs...

Augusta's goat program to control vegetation is 'very successful'

...Williams took the idea to the city government in May, and it approved purchasing a few goats. Most were provided by Augusta Animal Services. Males were neutered, and all of them microchipped in case one escaped or was stolen from their enclosures...

Animal services subcommittee holds second meeting to discuss ordinance revisions

An Augusta Animal Services advisory board subcommittee reconvened Tuesday to discuss...of dog it is," said Edward Jefferson, field operations manager of Augusta Animal Services Enforcement. "... Also, the fence needs to be dig-proof...

Don't let animals die

...and quite telling. The CSRA Humane Society operates on less than $300,000 of donations to save and adopt, while Augusta Animal Services spends $1,248,900 of your tax money.Are you getting your money's worth?

Animal Services subcommittee debates ordinance revisions

...Sammie Sias, subcommittee chairman and District 4 commissioner-elect.Revised ordinances were first written by Augusta Animal Services staff nearly four years ago and approved by the advisory board in March 2013, but stalled in the legal department's...

Rants & Raves

...They were very professional and very nice, every one of them. Thank you all.ACCORDING TO YOUR numbers, the Augusta Animal Shelter has a kill rate of 91 percent. How can anyone think this is acceptable? Something needs to be done.RANT...