This will help a lot. In Macon, I’m trying to get the taxpayers out of the animal shelter business.
Fort Valley State University is expected to become the home of a statewide animal shelter for dogs and cats.
The Georgia General Assembly appropriated $750,000 for the project in the state budget, which is now in Gov. Sonny Perdue’s hands.
I think Macon would be wise to have its animal control unit do code enforcement and contract out to a privately owned facility to actually do the animal sheltering, euthanizing, etc. In fact, most of the private facilities have moved to no kill, which is a good thing.