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Augusta Commission Wants Better Cooperation With Rescue Groups At Animal Shelter

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Photo from Thursday's Augusta Commission meeting Photo from Thursday's Augusta Commission meeting
Augusta, GA - Augusta's city leaders want to see better cooperation between Augusta Animal Services and animal rescue groups.

Rescue group officials tell Augusta Commissioners they would like to contract with the city to adopt unaltered pets from the shelter, but are being blocked by Augusta Animal Services.

About 500 animals per month are euthanized at the facility.

Commissioners directed the groups to get together to bring back a plan on how the city can best work with the rescue groups.

“I feel, of course, I feel that contracts between rescues and Augusta Animal Services would absolutely benefit the animals first and foremost, and Augusta as a whole,” says Aimee Murphy, an animal advocate and member of the Augusta Animal Services Advisory Board.

Commissioners voted Thursday to have interim City Administrator Tameka Allen, the shelter director, and the rescuers  get together and bring back a plan to have the city work with the rescue groups.
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