E: customerservice@maconbibb.us | T: (478) 751 - 7400
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ANIMAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT

helping the animals of macon-bibb

Director
Sonja Adams

478-621-6627 (click on name for email link)

Assistant Director
Cson Johnson

478-621-6779 (click on name for email link)

OUR STAFF:

Office Manager

A. Cephus

478-621-6794 (click on name for email link)

 

Animal Enforcement Officers – 

B. Rozier

J. Vinson

R. Galleazzo

T. Jackson

 

Kennel Supervisor

T. Belew

478-954-0833 (click name for email link)

 

Kennel Attendants

C. Upchurch

N. Pitts

J. MacWilliams

D. McEldowney

T. Rozier

 

Adoption and Rescue Coordinator: 

J. Smith

478-733-3941  or Jesmith2@maconbibb.us

 

Dispatcher:

Y. Hoges

Yhoges@maconbibb.us

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE:

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

OWNER SURRENDERS AND OWNER RECLAIMS:

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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!

Per ASPCA:

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.

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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