• Caring for the bow-wows and meows
By Linda Green

Where does one carry an animal that has wandered into the yard? Where does one report the presence of an injured, lost or abandoned animal? Where does one report a missing pet? Where does one carry a pet that can no longer be kept in the home? Where does one go to find an animal companion?
The McDuffie County Animal Shelter is the place for many things animal related. It is a place of sanctuary, compassionate care and protection of dogs, cats and other pets.
The 13-year old, non-profit shelter, at 802 White Oak Road in Thomson, exists to help get unwanted animals and discarded pets into a home where they will have a quality of life with a loving family.
According to Shelter Director Gail Newsome, the shelter has a multitude of purposes. It gives sanctuary to abandoned, abused and neglected animals; educates the public on responsible pet ownership; encourages spaying and neutering; and gives people the opportunity to adopt a dog or cat.
“The reason we wind up with the pets that we do get is because people pets and they won’t keep them confined to their property. The animals roam everywhere and the next thing you know is that they are pregnant, have a litter and the animals have to go somewhere,” said Newsome. “Litters will multiply.”
On Aug. 28, at nearly 5 p.m., two women came through the shelter’s doors to leave kittens. One lady could not keep her pets because she was moving into a place that did not allow them.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, September 4, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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