Macon-Bibb animal welfare looking into rescue groups helping for pet adoptions

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb County commissioners are looking for a group to run adoptions at their animal shelter.

Commissioners are issuing a request for proposal to rescue groups — creating a partnership where a non-profit would provide spay and neuter services in addition to adoptions for the animals.

Steve Layson, one of Macon-Bibb’s assistant county managers, says shifting what the animal welfare department’s responsibilities are would allow for staff to focus on animal abuse and neglect cases, and public safety concerns. 

“It’s not anyone’s particular — It’s not the county’s problem, it’s our community’s problem and so this is something that we need to try to embrace the other organizations to help us out with this situation. It’s a major problem for us,” Layson said. 

He says the move could save the county money and would work to develop positive relationships with animal rescue groups in the surrounding area. 

Leaders will vote on the RFP at next week’s commission meeting. 

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