Shelter dogs head to the capital for Pet Adoption Day

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By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 29, 2019

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Lowndes County is wishing 'happy trails' to a few shelter tails.

Lowndes County officials will be taking about one dozen shelter dogs to Atlanta Saturday morning for Pet Adoption Day at the Governor's Mansion.

The event, organized by First Lady Marty Kemp, is aimed to raise awareness for the need to spay and neuter animals and help control pet overpopulation.

Dogs and cats from all across the state will be available for adoption.

County officials said close to 2,000 dogs are brought to the shelter each year, and about half of those find homes. Officials said events like this can help these animals find homes while also opening up space in local shelters, making room to save even more lives.

Pet Adoption Day runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. this Saturday.