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Animal Welfare
Welcome to Animal Welfare

Attention - Our phone number has changed. It is now 478-621-6791.

The shelter is open for adoptions, transfers to rescue groups, redemptions, animal drop off and other walk-in business:

11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday (Adoptions and Reclaims Only)
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Bibb County holidays

Our adoptions are based on a first come, first serve basis. We accept cash and credit cards, and a photo ID is required.

Annual Report Presentation

View Sarah A. Tenon's, Animal Welfare Director, Annual report presentation,click here. The presentation includes a breif overview of the Animal Welfare mission, services provided, general overview, challenges, volunteer support, community outreach and the new Animal Welfare site.

Announcing the PetSmart Charities Inc. Grant Award

Highlights of the Program:

  • Two year grant for $100,000 for a spay/neuter pilot program.

  • 10% of the funding will be used to educate the community on importance of responsible pet ownership by spay and neutering your pets.

  • 90% of the funding will be used to offer free spay and neutering services for DOGS of pet owners who live in target zone- zip code 31201 regardless of income level.

  • Transportation of the dog to and from the surgery will be provided at no cost to pet owner through MACON-BIBB COUNTY ANIMAL WELFARE.

  • Funding is through PetSmart Charities Inc. No required MATCH. Goal is to reach approximately 1,400 dogs over two years.

  • Start date will be Nov 1 2012.

  • Read More at:

    Adoption Fees

    Our adoption fee for Dogs and Cats is $80. This fee includes spaying or neutering, which will be done prior to you receiving your pet, and a rabies vaccination. Our adoption fee is extremely reasonable to include surgery that could cost more than $125 from an area veterinarian.

    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!

    Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare Department

    Monday – Friday 11:00am until 4:30pm
    1010 Eleventh Street
    Macon, GA 31201
    Phone: 478-621-6791

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