Annual fundraiser by Hart’s will benefit Jones Co. Animal Control

A Hart’s Petuary tradition will help give animals served by Jones County’s Animal Control a merry Christmas and a happier New Year.

Rainbow Paws and Santa Claws has been a tradition at Hart’s Mortuary since 2007, but this year Jones County Animal Control has been selected as the recipient of all donations to the effort. 

A beautiful and festive Christmas tree is on display at Hart’s Mortuary Jones County Chapel throughout the Christmas season. Gifts from the wish list or monetary donations in the memory of or honor of a furry friend can be made in the brightly colored doghouse that sits beside the tree. 

For anyone who prefers, donations may be mailed to Hart’s Petuary, 6324 Peake Road, Macon, 31210. Checks should be made to Jones County Animal Control for the new shelter that will be able to house twice as many dogs and cats as its present building.

“We may not know their past, but our donations can determine their future,” is the campaign theme located on a Rainbow Paws and Santa Claws brochure. 

Jones County Animal Control Manager John Jackson was excited about the news of donations and is encouraging the community to get involved.
“If you have ever owned a pet, then you have understood the concept of unconditional love. You can do something to return the love that has been so eagerly given to you by your furry friend,” he said.  
“Jones County Animal Control is making great strides to ensure better care and placement for Jones County’s homeless, abandoned and unwanted fur babies. Rainbow Paws and Santa Claws has chosen to help us get our new facility off the ground,” he said. 

He said the tree at Hart’s is magnificent and is adorned with more than 200 glass dog and cat ornaments. It is also decorated with milk bone garland, catnip mice running up the tree, cat teasers and a dog angel on top. 

Jackson said Jones County Animal Control is also sponsoring a kennel drive. He said the plans for the new building are on display at Hart’s Mortuary Jones County Chapel.

“We will have 24 dog kennels, six puppy kennels, and 14 cat and kitten cages. When you sponsor a kennel or cage, you will get your name or your company’s name on a plaque and it will be placed on the kennel door,” the manager said. 

More details are available on the Jones County Animal Service Facebook page or by calling Jones County Animal Control at 478-986-1427, or for more information about Rainbow Paws and Santa Claws, contact Hart’s Petuary at 478-741-0709 or via email

-- Debbie Lurie-Smith |


The Jones County News

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