Augusta wants more goats for detention pond program

...Today the program is back in business, with goats assigned in recent weeks to dry ponds in the Heph zibah area near Augusta Animal Services.This week, city staffers will seek to purchase 10 to 12 more goats, Traffic Engineer Steve Cas sell said...

Commission defers Augusta Animal Services policy changes

The Augusta Commission's public safety committee on Monday deferred four policy changes for Augusta Animal Services to be decided by the full commission Oct. 7.Animal Services Director Sharon Broady presented the changes as ways to...

Augusta animal ordinance still being reviewed

Augusta-Richmond County's long-debated animal ordinance package is under review by the city law department, but there is no timeline for when it could go to the Augusta Commission for a vote.

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...

Augusta area animal rescues

...706-860-5020; www.columbiacountyhumanesociety.org AUGUSTA ANIMAL RESCUE FRIENDS (AARF): P. O. Box 6824, Augusta...Road, Aiken, SC 29801, (803) 642-1537 NORTH AUGUSTA ANIMAL CONTROL : 403 East Buena Vista Avenue, North Augusta...

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.

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...

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...

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...