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January 27, 2015
SoCo Rescue Dog Chosen for Puppy Bowl Festivities

August 22, 2012
SoCo Rescue Dog Featured in New Book

August 15, 2011
Reality Rescue II Festival to Benefit Southern Comfort Animal Rescue

July 1, 2011
Southern Comfort Animal Rescue Ready to Build

May 6, 2011
Terry Wolf Steps Down at Southern Comfort Animal Rescue

April 9, 2011
Fire Devastates Southern Comfort Animal Rescue

March 10, 2011
Rally on March 16 to 'Save Alice'

Timeline concerning the dog "Alice"

Jan. 29, 2011 - Alice found by animal advocates
Photos of original living conditions
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Feb. 1, 2011 - Report filed with Toombs County Sheriff's Office; Sheriff's Office does not press charges
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Feb. 3, 2011 - Alice taken to vet at advocates' insistence; Alice is diagnosed with heartworms (page 1), but no medicine is purchased (page 2)
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Feb. 27, 2011 - Alice's owner explains her position to 13WMAZ
Watch report
"She may have been in that (wooden box) for about 2 1/2 - 3 years. I didn't see anything wrong with it. We took it out, exercised it, this and that, fed it. I mean, played with it." -Delois Hayward

March 4, 2011 - Toombs County officials explain their position on CNN
Watch report
"When it gets down to cruelty to animals, and the way the way the law reads, what's cruelty to you may not be cruelty to me." -Sheriff Alvie Kight
What is the legal definition of animal cruelty in Georgia?

March 16, 2011 - Animal advocates hold rally to urge Toombs County to bring case against Alice's owner; Chief Magistrate John "Chip" Matheson refuses to meet with ralliers
Press release
Photos of rally
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