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helping the animals of macon-bibb


Sonja Adams



Assistant Director
Cson Johnson



Office Manager

A. Cephus 478-621-6794



Animal Enforcement Officer

B. Rozier

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Animal Enforcement Officer

T. Jackson



Animal Enforcement Officer

J. Vinson


R. Galeazzo, Animal Enforcement Officer,  (picture coming soon)



Kennel Supervisor

T. Belew



Kennel Attendant

C. Upchurch


Pictures coming soon for the following:

J. MacWilliams, Kennel Attendant

N. Pitts, Kennel Attendant

D. McEldowney, Kennel Attendant

T. Rozier, Kennel Attendant

P. Petatan, Kennel Attendant

J. Smith, Adoption Coordinator/Kennel Attendant


Y. Hoges

C. Bland, Volunteer/Rescue Coordinator


Animal Welfare
4214 Fulton Mill Road

P: (478) 621-6791

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Welcome to Animal Welfare

Dispatch 478-621-6791, Adoptions 478-621-6774, Community Service 478-621-6794




CLOSED: Saturday, Sunday, and Macon-Bibb County holidays

We accept cash, checks, debit, and credit cards.

Adoption Hours:

Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm and Saturday 11am-4pm (closed Sunday and Monday)

Our Adoption fee is $100.00 for dogs and $75.00 for cats. This includes your new family member’s spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, Bordetella, de-worming, vaccinations, and county tag.

Click here to download an adoption application:  new adoption application

CLICK HERE to view Animal Welfare Fee Schedule

Need to know how to be in compliance and avoid a citation from Animal Welfare? Click this link:  Animal Ordinance Summary

Cold Weather is on the way…Make sure you keep your furry friends safe!


Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your pet’s health, please heed the following advice from our experts:

  • Repeatedly coming out of the cold into the dry heat of your home can cause itchy, flaking skin. Keep your home humidified and towel dry your pet as soon as he comes inside, paying special attention to his feet and in-between the toes. Remove any snow balls from between his foot pads.
  • Never shave your dog down to the skin in winter, as a longer coat will provide more warmth. If your dog is long-haired, simply trim him to minimize the clinging ice balls, salt crystals and de-icing chemicals that can dry his skin, and don’t neglect the hair between his toes. If your dog is short-haired, consider getting him a coat or sweater with a high collar or turtleneck with coverage from the base of the tail to the belly. For many dogs, this is regulation winter wear.
  • Bring a towel on long walks to clean off stinging, irritated paws. After each walk, wash and dry your pet’s feet and stomach to remove ice, salt and chemicals—and check for cracks in paw pads or redness between the toes.
  • Bathe your pets as little as possible during cold spells. Washing too often can remove essential oils and increase the chance of developing dry, flaky skin. If your pooch must be bathed, ask your vet to recommend a moisturizing shampoo and/or rinse.
  • Massaging petroleum jelly or other paw protectants into paw pads before going outside can help protect from salt and chemical agents. Booties provide even more coverage and can also prevent sand and salt from getting lodged between bare toes and causing irritation. Use pet-friendly ice melts whenever possible.
  • Like coolant, antifreeze is a lethal poison for dogs and cats. Be sure to thoroughly clean up any spills from your vehicle, and consider using products that contain propylene glycol rather than ethylene glycol.
  • Pets burn extra energy by trying to stay warm in wintertime. Feeding your pet a little bit more during the cold weather months can provide much-needed calories, and making sure she has plenty of water to drink will help keep her well-hydrated and her skin less dry.
  • Make sure your companion animal has a warm place to sleep, off the floor and away from all drafts. A cozy dog or cat bed with a warm blanket or pillow is perfect.
  • Remember, if it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet, so keep your animals inside. If left outdoors, pets can freeze, become disoriented, lost, stolen, injured or killed. In addition, don’t leave pets alone in a car during cold weather, as cars can act as refrigerators that hold in the cold and cause animals to freeze to death.




Vaccinations and Heartworm Preventative

Please discuss a vaccination schedule for your cat or dog with your personal veterinarian. Vets normally vaccinate puppies at 6 weeks, 9 weeks, 12 weeks and 15 weeks. This puppy vaccination covers parvo, distemper, corona virus as well as other viruses to which your puppy can be exposed. The puppy should receive the rabies vaccination at 12 weeks or 15 weeks. Vets normally vaccinate kittens at 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 12 weeks for feline viral rhinotrachetus (FVR), feline calicivirus (FCV) and feline panleukopenia (FPL). Rabies vaccination are done at 12 weeks. Feline leukemia and Feline Infectious peritonitis (FIP) are both fatal to cats and vaccinations are done at the 12 week age range. Adult cats need a booster, rabies, feline leukemia and FIP vaccination yearly. Please discuss feline leukemia and FIP with your vet. Adult dogs and cats require annual booster vaccinations as well as an annual rabies vaccination.

Adult dogs should be tested for heartworms each year by your veterinarian. Heartworms are transmitted to dogs and cats by mosquitos. This is a painful, debilitating and fatal disease and it can be prevented by monthly heartworm preventative. Heartworm preventative is a few dollars each month, but well worth protecting your pet. Treatment for heartworms is expensive and painful to your pet. Please check out the links below for vaccination information for dogs and cats.

Donations and Volunteers

We would greatly appreciate any donations of towels, blankets, pet food, pet supplies including grooming aids, toys, treats, collars and leashes. All Donations are tax deductible and goes directly to help the shelter and shelter animals.Come Visit Us!

Contact Us

4214 Fulton Mill Road Bldg B, Macon, Ga. 31216 Phone: 478-621-6791



Left to Right: Sonja Adams, Tracey Belew, Lia Cephus, and Cson Johnson


B. Rozier, Animal Enforcement Officer:

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Hello, I am 39 years old and enjoy football, baseball, and spending time with my kids and animals. I have three dogs and a cat of my own. My favorite sports teams are: Atlanta Braves, Georgia Bulldogs, and the Atlanta Falcons.  I have been doing animal welfare for 10 years. I have lots of experience in animal cruelty investigations, handling stray roam calls, handling police call outs, dealing with the customer complaints, and I am certified in euthanasia. I do this job because I love animals and I love helping them out of bad situations.

T. Jackson, Animal Enforcement Officer:


I am and have been an officer for Animal Welfare Enforcement for 4 years. I enjoy and love my job by being able to give a better quality of life to an animal by rescuing it out of a precarious situation or educating the owners about better responsible ownership. On my off time I do enjoy abstract art, tattoos, video games, guns, and loud music. I play percussion in my church band and it is a great stress relief from the hard times that occasionally come from this job. We appreciate any and all help received at MBCAW that makes our jobs and lives easier. Thank you to all the volunteers and rescuers for everything you guys do.

J. Vinson, Animal Enforcement Officer


I was born and raised in the North Georgia Mountains. Growing up I have always been involved and loved working with animals. I have been very blessed to be raised owning and working with horses and have always had a dog by my side. I’ve worked in management for the past 15 years. first in the fast food industry for 2 years, then found myself wanting to be and work outdoors. I was Foreman for a landscaping company for 4 years. An opportunity came along to work in retail and so I decided to take the opportunity and grow and learn in a different area. I worked for Home Depot for 2 years in North Georgia, then decided to make a big change and move to the city of Macon, where I worked for Home Depot for the next 4 years. But my passion for working with animals grew stronger. I decided to get into a field where I could help the community and the animals and found myself applying at Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare. Here, I have found my home. I look forward to doing all I can do to help educate and make a difference in the community and in the lives of the helpless animals.

R. Galeazzo, Animal Enforcement Officer/Kennel Tech


T. Belew, Kennel Supervisor:


My name is Tracey Belew, I am 27 years old and have two amazing children. Over the past three years I have been the dispatcher, office assistant,adoption and volunteer coordinator, and currently hold my favorite position as Interim Kennel Supervisor. I have had the privilege during my career at MBCAW to have worked on the spay/neuter ordinance, become a member of the Joint Task Force, represented MBCAW on the 5×5 Committee, and now I am a member of the Emergency Support Function. At this point in my career I enjoy making sure the animals are properly taken care of while they are at our facility, which includes getting appropriate medical care,as well as nutrition, and daily care. Myself and kennel staff work hard to assure that adoptable animals are transferred to SAFE Adoption Center, or rescued by local rescue groups. I try to work diligently with rescue groups to gt animals out of our facility that may have behavior issues or long term medical needs. I am constantly focused on training and gaining more knowledge on animals and their welfare. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my children, husband, and dogs.  I also devote my spare time to being a volunteer Firefighter and First Responder with Jones County Fire & Rescue. My whole life is devoted to helping animals and people; all while trying to be the best mother and wife I can be.

C. Upchurch, Kennel Attendant:

Born and raised Catholic. Musically inclined. Has obtained a Bachelors of Science in  Accounting and Information Technology. Prefers saving lives over crunching numbers. Hey ladies…and I’m single!

Picures and Bios coming soon for the following kennel employees:

J. MacWilliams, Kennel Attendant

N. Pitts, Kennel Attendant

D. McEldowney, Kennel Attendant (part time)

T. Rozier, Kennel Attendant (part time)

J. Smith, Adoption Coordinator (part time)

Y. Hoges, Dispatcher (part time)