Georgia Ag Commissioner Speaks at Southeastern Tech
May 22, 2013 - Georgia Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black spoke at Southeastern Technical College’s Vidalia campus on May 21 to a group of animal protection groups from the region.
“It took a little while to get to this day, but I’m real pleased we’re able to do this,” said Black.
Black, along with a team from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, presented the groups with grants between $4,000 and $7,500 to aid in spaying and neutering costs. The grant project awarded 19 grants to groups around the state, totaling $125,000 in funding.
“This is something [Black] has wanted to do and has worked hard over a long period of time to make happen,” said State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb.
Receiving grants were the Dublin-Laurens County Humane Society, Friends of Screven County Animals, Humane Animal Rescue Team (HART) from McIntosh County, the Humane Society of Greater Savannah, Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue, and the Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society (SOAPS) of Toombs County.