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.