• This large, male Bull mix was picked up April 1 in McCaysville and is staying at Fannin County Animal Control until reclaimed or adopted. He’s put on a bit of weight since having adequate water and food at the facility. This handsome guy has a smooth coat of faded caramel or suede leather and white. View this dog under Animal Control number 109-19.
  • This medium-sized, female Hound mix was picked up April 3 in Morganton and is staying at Fannin County Animal Control until reclaimed or adopted. She’s a bit skinny right now, but her tricolor coat features a gorgeous rusty red and her floppy ears beg to be petted. View this sweetie pie under Animal Control number 112-19.
  • This medium-sized, female Feist mix was dropped off March 26 at Fannin County Animal Control and is staying there until reclaimed or adopted. Her adorable folded ears frame big, expressive brown eyes and she has a beautiful coat of brindle and white. Volunteers say she just wants to sit in your lap and bury her head into your arm. View this sweet, shy, cuddley lady under Animal Control number 106-19.
  • Animal Control Officer Pat Patterson poses with this large, male Husky. The dog was dropped off April 2 at Fannin County Animal Control and is staying there until reclaimed or adopted. Striking blue eyes demand attention and his thick, fluffy coat of black, white and sable is a cuddler’s dream. View this handsome fella under Animal Control number 110-19.

Adopt A Pet

In the past week, officers brought in eight dogs. Two dogs were reclaimed by their owner and one was transferred to the Humane Society of Blue Ridge. 

Animal Control Officer JR Cornett said they need dog walkers, especially with the nice weather coming up.

“We need dog walkers. It’d be great for the dogs to get out more now that the weather is starting to change,” he said. 

Walkers are needed Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are encouraged to wear “yard working” clothes and substantial shoes that cover the entire foot. 

Dog walkers can do more than walk the dogs, too. They can socialize puppies, comfort scared dogs, teach basic manners and even give dogs baths. There are many ways to help, volunteers say. 

Donations are another way to help. The list posted in the office suggests Kong and Nylabone toys, washable rugs and towels, small blankets and throws, paper towels, good quality canned dog food, good quality puppy food, dog treats, rope and ball toys, good quality dog nail clippers, Kuranda beds and large and small stuffed animals to be used for litters of abandoned puppies.

Hours of operation at Animal Control are Monday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the facility. After hours the officers follow up with community concerns and respond to stray dog calls.

For information on any of the dogs at Animal Control, to donate, volunteer or to see if a lost family pet has been picked up, call 706-632-3845. 

Dogs currently available may be viewed at www.petfinder.com. Find listings and pictures on Fannin County Animal Control’s Facebook page.

The News Observer

Phone: 706.632.2019
Fax: 706.632.2577
Email: news@thenewsobserver.com

Address: P.O.Box 989,
5748 Appalachian Hwy
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513