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Bear Hollow Zoo Has a New Look This Spring

ATHENS, Ga.- After three weeks of construction and countless hours of intense labor, the bear observation deck at Bear Hollow Zoo has a noticeable new look. Clinton Murphy, the zoological coordinator at Bear Hollow Zoo said the renovations made were normal protocol to keep the zoo up-to-date. “Who needs a gym, right, when you got eight by eights, 12-foot-long and post hole dig going on,” Murphy said. The changes to the observation deck are now more consistent with safety designs being implemented all around Athens-Clarke County. Murphy said the design…

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Athens Animal Workers Oppose Georgia Pet Bill

The Georgia House is considering a new law to regulate the sale of pets in retail stores. The bill, introduced by Rep. Earl Ehrhart, of District 36, would prohibit local governments from preventing the sale of dogs and cats from any pet store in the state of Georgia. HB 144 would require pet stores to vaccinate their animals against certain diseases, and allow a 14 day return policy for owners. The idea of not prohibiting animals from being sold raises concerns for pet advocates on whether or not this leads…

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Dog Foster Program

ATHENS, Ga- Becca Marrick has been a “dog person” ever since she can remember. “My family has been fostering ever since we were little…my parents wanted to see if me and my sister could handle pets.” Marrick picked up these four Labrador-Basset Hound mixes at the Athens Humane Society on Tuesday. They didn’t have names when she got them….so she named them Rocky, Rambo, Drake and Lilly. “They’re sleeping through the night (sort of) and doing some puppy things!” The foster program tries to work around your schedule. They provide…

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