HOT OFF THE PRESS FROM PETIE: Trace (the three legged cat) is great now.
Antioch Mary (the brindle Pit Bull) is feeling just fine now. Both her eyes have been operated on. She had the bottom lids turning in towards her eyes. This has been fixed. We had a wonderful woman and her husband who donated $200.00 for one eye and we came up with the $200.00. They healed great. She is so sweet. She would make someone a great friend.
I am the Humane Society dog mascot. My name is Petie. I am a rescue. I was fostered and then adopted by a nice couple but they couldn't keep me. I went back to my foster home all grown up. I had to be crated all day while my foster mom worked. A humane soc. lady asked if I could come play with her dogs during the day so I wouldn't be locked up all day. This became Petie's Doggie Day Care. I went home at night worn out from playing. Finally I moved in permanently. I stay in at night. I like to sleep in the recliner or sofa. My sweet buddy, Coco, use to sleep with me, but she got out of the fence and was hit by a car and killed. I miss her very much. People, please slow down out there on the highway. By the way I'm not up for adoption.
THE HUMANE SOCIETY IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF CAT FOOD (ANY KIND) AS WELL AS CAT LITTER. PLEASE CALL 770-358-4569 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE. WE CAN PICK UP.YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED
The Barnesville-Lamar County Humane Society is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization. We are also certified as a rescue organization through the Ga. Agriculture Department for both dogs and cats. Our main mission, however, is to promote spaying and neutering. We work with the city of Barnesville Animal Control to place animals when possible. We assist individuals in placing stray or unwanted animals through networking with other animal rescue groups and through publicity.
We are all volunteers. No one is paid a salary. We are not funded by the city, county, or state. We are funded by donations. Your donations are tax deductible.
We pursue our mission of spaying and neutering by sponsoring and transporting animals to low cost spay/neuter clinics. We further attempt to educate pet owners about the advantages of spaying and neutering their pets through publicity in local news media, by speaking before governmental bodies and civic groups, and through educational displays and programs.
Neutering seems to decrease instances of future aggression in about 60% of dogs, especially if it is done early, before the dog has a history of being aggressive. Neutering will help calm your adolescent dog, reduce aggression and, of course decrease the population of unwanted dogs. Neutered males have a reduced risk of prostate problems, including testicular cancer in later life. But neutering alone is not the cure-all for every complaint a male dog's owner can think of. It will set the stage for less tersoterone-driven behavior, but positive results will depend on the right kind of training and handling by those around the pet.
Spaying a female dog early will lessen her chance of breast cancer, uterine and ovarian cancer. Spayed dogs tend to live longer and have healthier lives. It will also keep all those un-neutered dogs out of your yard and you trying to keep your female away from them. And needless to say, she won't be cooperating with you. A spayed female means no more puppies.
Aggression in cats is not only affected by spaying and neutering but also by how they are treated as kittens. Undesirable behaviors will be minimized if your cat is altered before unwanted behaviors become habit. For both sexes, yowling and escape attempts are less frequent. Males won't roam as often, are less likely to fight and come home wounded. Female cats won't have litters to protect and become maternal aggressive. Cats are less likely to spray. Cats can go into heat the day after one litter is born and have another litter by the time these are weaned. It is so important to get your kittens fixed!
The BLC Humane Society gladly accepts donations of dog and cat food, cat litter, new and used pet carriers, new or used dog houses, metal crates, blankets, sheets and towels. All monetary donations are tax-deductible. Donations are used to assist low income and elderly pet owners spay or neuter their pets.
We will hold a transport clinic on November 29th. We can only take ten. Male cats don't count in our ten. If you're interested, call 770-358-2711 and leave a message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't give up on us, someone will get in touch with you before the clinic.