The July 9 issue of the Bryan County News contained an article on SBAWL (South Bryan Animal Welfare League), a local organization which hopes to open a no-kill shelter in south Bryan County.
While well-written, the article contained a misleading statement. SBAWL president Nancy Baker was quoted as saying, "The Richmond Hill Animal Control shelter generally doesn’t hold animals for adoption. The only nearby options for animal adoption right now seem to be the humane societies in Chatham or Liberty counties or PetSmart in Savannah. It shouldn’t have to be that way."
Bryan County Animal Control would like to take this opportunity to rebut that statement.
On May 17, animal control officer Valerie Bernard held a successful adoption day at the Richmond Hill Shelter. Signs were posted around Richmond Hill and 38 dogs and cats were adopted by caring citizens and taken to good homes. Plans for more adoption days are already in the works.
Bryan County Animal Control also works with the Bryan Animal Caregivers, a local animal rescue group. Together they have provided discount vouchers for pet owners who would like to get their pet spayed or neutered.
Both shelters in Bryan County are open for adoption Monday through Friday (and some Saturdays) by appointment. Even with three full-time animal control officers, caring for the needs of our growing community may mean there is not an officer available when you call. If you would like to make an appointment to adopt an animal, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. In Richmond Hill, call 727-3884 and in Pembroke call 653-3816. Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered to do your part to help reduce the stray animal population!
Bryan County Animal Control