Thomas County animal shelter helps rescue, relocate neglected livestock

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 28, 2018

THOAMS COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- An investigation into the deaths and dumping of two donkeys in Thomas County is bringing attention to the welfare of local livestock.

The Thomas County Humane Society says they go beyond just house pets and often help neglected livestock, too.

Wednesday, a potbelly pig they named Albert Einswine was adopted from the shelter. Last week, Animal Control Officer Justin Hatchett found Einswine abandoned and covered in blood.

"It's just too easy for us to help find them a home somewhere else than for them to be neglected and not treated well. If somebody finds themselves in hard times, call us at the shelter and we can network to get the animals to safety," said Gail Roberts, Executive Director of the Thomas County Humane Society.

The humane society is reminding people to reach out for help if they need it. The say for every animal, there's a person.

The shelter has helped rescue around a half dozen animals, like Einswine, this year.