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Four dead donkeys disposed of along county roads

Over the course of the past two weeks Grady County Road Department crews have buried four donkeys that had been left dead alongside county roads in the Calvary area.
During the first county commission meeting of 2014, Dist. 3 Commissioner Charles Norton recommended state officials be contacted to investigate if any more animal carcasses are abandoned on the right-of-way.
“There is nothing we can do now unless another one shows up,” Norton said.
The veteran county commissioner said the concern is that the donkeys were sick or could have been contagious.
“I don’t know where they may have come from, they may even have come in from Florida,” Norton said.
Grady County Road Superintendent Stanley Elkins reported that two dead donkeys were found on Sat., Dec. 28, along Higdon Road and another found on Cabin Lane off McCraeville Road on Sun., Dec. 29.
Then on Monday, Jan. 6, a fourth dead donkey was found off Lower Hawthorne Trail, according to Elkins.
Commissioner Norton said that one of the donkeys still had a halter around its neck.
If you have information about the discarded animals contact the county commission office at 229-377-1512.

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