Hot confines of car can be deadly to pets

...calls to city departments about pets locked in vehicles. This year, the Rich mond County Sheriff's Office and Augusta Animal Services have received a combined 40 calls about pets in hot cars.Last year, the departments responded to 65 calls...

Stubborn bloodhound survives multiple copperhead bites

...a snake got him," I told my wife, who was talking to friends in the driveway.It was Sunday, so I headed for Augusta Animal Emergency, where Louie received great care last spring after eating a pound of baker's chocolate (another story...

Police charge 3 with child deprivation

...chained outside with no access to a doghouse. That home was also condemned for no electricity or running water. Augusta Animal Control responded to the scene and issued warnings for Reed and Thomas.Evans and Reed were booked at the jail on...

Show dogs not exempt from licensing requirements approved by animal ordinance subcommitee

...animals.The discussion followed the subcommittees' decision that the city ordinance should not sanction or authorize Augusta Animal Services to be involved in "trap, neuter and return" programs ? an approach to reducing the cat population by sterilizing...

Animal subcommittee discusses exemptions to spay, neuter requirement

...purebred dogs from backyard breeders abandoned at the shelter and euthanized each week.Huffman is a volunteer at Augusta Animal Services."It's not uncommon for breed specific dogs to show up there," she said. "These are beautiful, innocent...

Rabid bat found in Goshen

...according to the Richmond County Health Department.Augusta Animal Services retrieved the bat from a home in the south...667-4234. Report contact of pets with wild animals to Augusta Animal Services at (706) 790-6836.

Event to help shelter animals find homes

Augusta Animal Services is holding its third annual Family Fun Day on Saturday to help educate the public about pet care and to move dogs and...

Animal ordinance panel votes to ban tethering

The Augusta Animal Services ordinance subcommittee voted Mon day to include in the county's animal ordinance package a ban on outdoor tethering...

What's New - Augusta Goats

...goats left at Walton Acres were relocated back to Augusta Animal Services, where they were being dewormed last week...The city's remaining group of 10 goats remained at Augusta Animal Services last week, but the city would soon "put...

Owner pays steep price when dogs kill city goats

...eight goats, three of which were so severely injured they had to be euthanized.Robinson surrendered the two dogs to Augusta Animal Services while a third dog, observed by deputies at the scene, and its owner have not been identified.