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      County won't pay full humane society bill

      The Colquitt County Commission voted this week to pay less than half of what they were billed from the Humane Society. / Courtney Highfield


      According to the Moultrie Observer, the Colquitt County Commission voted this week to pay less than half of what they were billed from the Humane Society for taking care of roosters seized in a cock-fighting operation last year.

      The Humane Society of Colquitt County billed them $4,732. This includes food, medication, a tarp, a pick-up fee, and employee time of caring for them. The county only approved paying $1,883.

      Don Flowers with the Colquitt County Humane Society told FOX 31 he wanted to wait to see if Wallace Hurst, accused of operating the cock-fighting right, will have to pay fines that would add up to the rest of the money the Humane Society is owed before he releases a statement.

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