The Byers & Co Pet Project


Listen to Byers & Co each Friday Morning as we feature adoptable pets from the Macon County Animal Control and Care Center, Presented by the Decatur Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation, Brush College Animal Hospital, Decatur Animal Clinic and Delong Bed and Biscuit
To Find out more about adopting a pet from the Macon County Animal Control and Care Center, visit them at 2820 E. Parkway Dr in Decatur, Online at or call them at 425-4508.  
Open Monday – Friday, Noon – 5pm, Saturday, Noon – 4pm, Closed  Sundays 

Meet Khalessi
Khalessi is a 9 month old Australian Shepard mix who has been at the shelter since the beginning of this month. She is very intelligent and loves toys and catching Frisbees. Khalessi had a previous home that did quite a bit of obedience training and she would do well in a home that could continue her training and possibly add agility exercises and tricks into the mix.  Khalessi is not a big dog, but she has alot of energy and would also do well in a home that can provide her plenty of exercise.  She warms up to people very quickly, but is a little more apprehensive around men.  Right now, during October, you can adopt Khalessi or any animal in the shelter for just $25.00!  That includes her spay, vaccines, microchip and wellness exam! 

Meet Ursula
Ursula is a year old calico that came to the shelter as a stray.  She is very unique as she is a polydactyl, meaning she has extra toes.  It looks like she is wearing little white mittens. That may seem a little strange, however polydactyl cats are also called "Hemingway Cats" and are sought after by people attracted to the lore around their strange little  genetic abnormality. Long ago, polydactyl cats were considered good luck on ships. When a ship captain gave a white polydactyl cat named Snowball to writer Ernest Hemingway, he became obsessed with polydactyls and adopted over 50 for his home in Key West, FL.  Snowballs decedents are also polydactyl and still live at the cat colony at The Hemingway Museum. Polydactyls are such a big deal that President Theodore Roosevelt had a six-toed first kitty named Slippers. Besides Ursula's unique features, she is a very sweet and loving cat who likes to reach her paws out and give you hugs.  You can adopt Ursula for only $25.00 now through the end of October. That includes her wellness exam, spay, microchip and vaccines.