Photo of a dog in a kennel at Augusta Animal Services
Augusta, GA -
Help has arrived at Augusta Animal Services.
Three weeks ago, we told you that adoptions were at risk because the shelter's veterinarian had moved away and there was no one to fix the animals, but adoptions are picking up again thanks to volunteer vets who have stepped in to treat the pets.
"Two veterinarians volunteer their time. We've been taking animals to them...one of them has been coming here and using our surgical suite to do operations. So far, we've done about 33 spays and neuters, we've put those animals up for adoption," says Priscilla Crisler, the Kennel Operations Manager for Augusta Animal Services.
More changes could be on the way for Augusta Animal Services, as well. Thursday, Augusta Commissioners are scheduled to discuss changes to the city ordinance that would require dog and cat license tags, mandatory spay and neutering, and would no longer allow dogs to be chained and instead would have to be tethered to a run.