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Confusion pushes back changes to antiquated county animal ordinances

...have been pushed back another two weeks because of confusion between Augusta Animal Services advisory board members and the shelter's director.The ten-member advisory board voted on revisions to the ordinances in March 2013, but the package...

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

...states.Both rescue groups working with Animal Services are in desperate need of people to foster animals coming in to the shelter and for supplies and donations to support the animals.Call STARS at 706-231-4399 to contribute.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-15/rescue-organizations-holding
Around the block

...donations of gently used items for its fall rummage sale, which will be held Sept. 13.Donations may be dropped off at the shelter at 425 Wood St. on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-08-13/around-block
Summer heat sends more to area cooling centers

...said the container is refilled about three times a day before the Center of Hope begins welcoming the homeless into the shelter at 6 p.m.This summer, Suarez said 75 percent of beds have been consistently filled, or about 60 to 80 people nightly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-08/summer-heat-sends-more-area-
Around the block

...donations of gently used items for its fall rummage sale, which will be held Sept. 13.Donations may be dropped off at the shelter at 425 Wood St. on Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-08-07/around-block
Goat project aimed at maintenance of retention ponds going to work Thursday in Hephzibah

...had been abandoned at animal services, Ladson said. The goats, only one of which is a male, won't be subject to the shelter's spay and neuter policy in an effort to expand the herd. The city has some 700 detention ponds, and keeping vegetation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-06/goat-project-aimed-maint
Poodle and Pooch Rescue moves more than 20 dogs out of Richmond County Animal Services

...week, she took six more dogs from the shelter, two of which were very sick...and said these dogs we got out of the shelter are in horrible condition," Mobley...overcrowding and conditions at the shelter, we just made the decision to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-02/rescue-group-moves-more-20-do
Adoption coordinator could be hired at Augusta Animal Services as rescues begin removing animals

...and cats in homes to drive down the shelter's 70 percent kill rate.Broady...also ask commissioners to extend the shelter's schedule by one hour on weekdays...decrease the euthanasia rate at the shelter while also combating Augusta's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-23/adoption-coordinator-could-be
What about dying babies?

...Massachusetts where they could send unwanted dogs for reposition. Many readers must have been shocked to learn that the shelter euthanized 6,500 animals last year. What a shame!Reading that article with its references to "kill shelters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-15/what-about-dying-babies
Augusta Commission approves animal adoption plan

...rescue groups and potentially reduce the shelter's 70 percent kill rate.Under...entering into written contracts with the shelter, guaranteeing they would get the...Colvin said. "If I go down to the shelter and say I want these dogs and they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-15/augusta-commission-appro