Homes sought for animals in roach-infested Macon shelter

MACON, Ga. — Macon’s animal control authorities are trying to find homes for dozens of animals as it fumigates its mice and roach-infested shelter.

The Telegraph newspaper reports that homes must be found for 78 dogs and 11 cats for at least three days and perhaps as many as five while the facility is cleaned.

Van VanDeWalker, who is in charge of the Macon animal shelter’s daily operations, keeps a large bucket below a hole in his office ceiling to trap the mice that get in. He said a team from the Georgia Department of Agriculture found the building overrun with mice and roaches Monday and said it was the worst infestation they’d ever seen.

Last year, city officials were told that animals are covered in roaches at night.

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