Humane societies see record number of animals

One of many dogs not spayed in Southwest Georgia

The Moultrie Humane Society took in 412 animals in May - the most ever for the shelter - and they're not alone.

Albany Humane Society Director Donna Strickland they've taken in over 1,500 animals in the past three months. She says they're euthanizing animals every day. However, Strickland says the economy is not the biggest reason for the increase. She says most of the animals just haven't been spayed or neutered and is urging Dougherty and Lee County pet owners to use the Sunshine Fund.

"It's a $40 voucher free. You're not gonna be turned down as long as you live in Dougherty County or Lee County right now, we will help you spay/neuter your pet," Strickland said.

Strickland says to bring your driver's license and utility bill to the Humane Society on West Oakridge Drive to fill out the application and find a list of participating veterinarians.