Pets of the Day: Nov. 6 | News
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM)- The Columbus Animal Care and Control Center provides services for thousands of stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals each year. Last year alone, more than 8,000 were impounded and 36 percent of those were adopted or reunited with their owners.
The uncomfortable truth is the majority of impounded animals were not so fortunate, with 64 percent being put to death.
"For those animals that don't get pulled or adopted for whatever reason, we do have to euthanize because we don't have the capacity to house all of the unwanted animals in Columbus," says Drale Short, Special Enforcement Division Manager.
To prevent euthanization of these animals, the center actively seeks animal lovers to adopt and give them a second chance at life.
Beginning Tuesday Nov. 6, we will show adoptable animals in our 5:30 newscast on Tuesdays and Thursdays to find these animals loving homes.
Below are Tuesday's featured pets:
TAG 108 is a female Chihuahua mix who was brought into the shelter October 27 when she was found on Amber Drive. Since coming to Animal Control, she has been observed as shy and a little timid, but will blossom with the right family!
TAG 300 is a female Poodle mix that was found near Lake Bottom Park on October 30. She is a mellow and sweet-natured girl that will make a great addition to any family.
TAG 195 is a mixed-breed female that has unusual coloring and a great temperament. She appears to be 1-2 years old. She was found as a stray near Clay Mobile Home Park on October 19 and is available for adoption now. She has been to the Animal Control offside adoption event and dazzled everyone with her confident and energetic personality.
TAG 292 is a Terrier mix that is approximately 10 months to 1 year old. She has already been spayed and was found on Milgen Road on October 14 and has been available for adoption since October 20. She is up-to-date on her shots, including rabies. She has been described by the volunteers as a bouncy and affectionate girl who will make a great family pet.
TAGS 318 & 356 are orange and white domestic short-haired kittens that were found in South Columbus together. These siblings appear to be between 8 and 10 weeks old. They were very cold and hungry when found as strays. With a warm place to sleep and good food, these siblings will make perfect pets for any loving home.
TAG 395 is a domestic short-haired Tabby that is approximately 8 months old. He is already neutered and is one of the most vocal felines at the shelter, telling every visitor that he wants to go home with them! He was picked up on October 24. Despite being micro-chipped, his owners have sadly not come to collect him.
TAG 102 is a male domestic medium-haired black and white kitten that was found on Edgewood Road on October 24. He is a curious and busy kitten that is approximately 6 to 8 months old. He is ready for his new home!
Sadly, all of these animals will be put to death – usually in only 7 to 10 days – but you can save them and give them a home.
For more on Animal Control and these pets, visit http://www.columbusga.org/publicservices2/Animal_Control/ or call 706-653-4512. They are located at 4910 Milgen Road.
Tune in every Tuesday and Thursday for new animals in need of forever homes.
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