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Rants & Raves

...out. However the overall attitude and operation of the facility has not changed: still stagnant and complacent while dogs and cats are sick and dying. Where is the compassion? People want to help, but the atmosphere is unwelcoming. Leadership must actively...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-21/rants-raves
Confusion pushes back changes to antiquated county animal ordinances

...in the ordinance Monday.? Collars for cats: Since June, someone changed wording to require all cats wear collars with identification with an...agreed collars pose serious safety risks for cats and struck the requirement.Board members...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-18/confusion-pushes-back-change
Rescue organizations holding adoption event for Augusta Animal Services

Two local animal rescue organizations will bring dogs and cats from Augusta Animal Services to Petco at 4209 Washington Road in Evans for an adoption event beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-15/rescue-organizations-holding
Richard Sundberg

...eventually serving as vice-president of operations. Richard's great joys in life were golf, Florida State football, his cats, and his friends and family. Those who knew him best will remember him for his profound sense of integrity, his incomparable...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172164734
Secondhand smoke harmful for dogs, cats

...cancer in dogs, malignant lymphoma in cats and allergy and respiratory problems in...It's even more important to safeguard cats, which are more susceptible to tobacco...and bleeding. Cancer kills more dogs and cats than any other disease, according to Den...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-07-19/secondhand-smoke-harmful-dogs-cats
Fire damages south Georgia town

...businesses was a pet store where some animals perished in the blaze, although Deal couldn't say how many. A number of dogs, cats and other animals from the store were rescued until it became too dangerous and they were instructed to stop.A city firefighter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-06/fire-damages-south-ga-town
Now the real work begins

Because the cats and dogs at Augusta Animal Services can't say it clearly to the city, we will.Thank...delivering a standing ovation when we see far fewer animal deaths in Augusta, and many more cats and dogs finding loving homes.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-12/now-real-work-begins
Adoption coordinator could be hired at Augusta Animal Services as rescues begin removing animals

...animal adoption coordinator who would work to place dogs and cats in homes to drive down the shelter's 70 percent kill rate...euthanasia rate, which has resulted in the deaths of 13,000 dogs, cats and other animals over the past two years.After fierce outcry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-23/adoption-coordinator-could-be
Richmond County firefighters rescue trapped animals in house fire on Wayside Drive

...where they were treated for smoke inhalation. But several pets were still inside. Firefighters rescued three puppies, two cats and three kittens.Firefighters determined the fire started when someone placed a pile of clothes on top of lit cigarettes that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-25/richmond-county-firefi
David Freese

...and Shari; nephews, Norman and Jamie; best friends, Jimmy Stewart, Curtis Wilson and Billy Wilson; his beloved Siamese cats, Stormy and Chantel; and numerous friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 - 8 PM at the funeral home...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172051038