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Fix Ga. Pets addresses pet overpopulation
Fix Ga. Pets addresses pet overpopulation

ATLANTA -- Did you know that:

* 70 percent of animals in metro Atlanta shelters are killed every year?

* In 2011, an estimated 80,000 pets were put to death in metro Atlanta?

* Statewide, an estimated 300,000 pets are put to death every year at a cost of $100 million to taxpayers?

Now, a concerned group of Georgians has launched an outreach program designed to prevent the euthanization of dogs and cats through spaying and neutering.

Fix Georgia Pets was created in affiliation with nonprofit Animal Companion Rescue Foundation. The group raises money for local veterinarians and spay/neuter clinics.

"Our primary goal is to raise enough money to fix 50,000 pets over the next two years and slow the growth of our state's pet population," said Ginny Millner, founder of Fix Georiga Pets.

To learn more about the group or to donate money, visit www.fixgeorgiapets.org.