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...

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...

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...

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.

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.