Macon cat rescue group finds new home; volunteers worry about pet adoptions

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – After months of searching, volunteers at Macon Purrs N’ Paws have found a new home. 

They’re calling it a transitional period. Volunteers haven’t started packing yet, but they are preparing to move to a new location. 

“We’re looking forward to our new landlords.”

Tiffany Rogers, the assistant manager at the cat rescue group, says finding a new building wasn’t easy. 

“If we ever found a place that had the perfect size, it didn’t have the right price or if it did have the right price it needed a lot of fix up,” Rogers said. 

In July, the group found out the new property owners of the Fall Line Plaza weren’t going to renew their leasing agreement. 

Since then, they’ve had to look for a place to put the dozens of cats. 

“We depend on the community. We do have several things that we sign up with that help give us discounted rates on litter or with food,” Rogers said. 

Volunteers says their new space on Riverside Drive isn’t ideal, but it’ll have to do for now. They say they hope they can get as many cats adopted as possible. 

“We’ve signed a 12 month lease, so we’ll be renting it for at least 12 months,” Rogers said. 

Volunteers are losing almost 1000 square feet, which means they have to find homes for about two dozen cats in order to get into the new building. 

The regulation limit is 60. 

“We’ll have like a little storage facility. We’ll put stuff in there, and then whatever we need for the week, just take in to the new location,” Rogers said. 

Rogers says she and other volunteers are trying to make the best of the situation.

“It will be consolidated. It will make clean up a lot quicker, and it will be easier to keep an eye on everything that goes on in the shelter,” Rogers said. 

Rogers says starting next week, Macon Purrs N’ Paws are waiving all adoption fees to try to find a home for the cats before they move to the new building next weekend. 

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