Monday, March 31, 2008
We're in the paper again. Check out Sunday's Walton Tribune for a photo of Dr. Beth Perry, Lynn Turner, and the folks at Tractor Supply posing at our last adoption event.
OK, maybe not as headline-grabbing as Paris and her pink sparkle phone, but I bet the dogs in our picture are much happier than that poor Tinkerbell, the dinky dog PH's always carting around.
We had some great stuff dropped off this weekend in anticipation of the big Dogs and Fleas Market. Another drop-off opportunity will be Saturday, April 5 from 12 pm - 4. The address is 6050 Ga. Highway 20 in Loganville. Look for the WAG banner in front.
One thing to note - there is a rescue group operating a thrift store in Monroe. To answer a common question: No, we aren't affiliated with that organization, so make sure you're delivering things to the place you intended. But check out their stuff, and kudos to anyone who tries to help animals!
There's some other great news - our website at http://www.wagwalton.com/ will soon have a new appearance. I've always said our current site is kinda like a Yugo - not much to look at, but at least it gets the job done.
But the folks at http://www.elegantimagestudios.com/ will be giving us a much more professional look in the near future. Thanks, guys!
Monday, March 24, 2008
At http://www.beerfordogs.com/, Dog Star Brewing offers a hearty ale made from beef drippings and with just the right amount of foam head to make it macho. This alcohol-free product means no a fun night out without worrying about those pesky breathalyzers.
The more discriminating canine, however, might wish to peruse the choices at http://www.barkvineyards.com/, with varieties like Pinot Leasheo, Barkundy, or Meowlot.
Human ingenuity - you gotta love it!
Here are the drop off days/times to bring your donated items:
Saturday, March 29 from 12 - 4 pm.
Saturday, April 5 from 12 -4 pm
The drop off site is at 6050 GA Highway 20 in Loganville. The nice folks at Alliance Fire Protection have offered some space to store our stuff until the sale.
Any questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is Opie with his new pack, the Kerpics. Opie came from Walton Animal Control, but we promised him a new home and were glad to fulfill that promise. Thanks to the Kerpics for welcoming Opie into their brood.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Spring brings flowers and lots of puppies and kittens. Anticipating the upcoming baby crunch in the animal shelter, we've arranged for both Boss Bros. and Tractor Supply to showcase kittens for adoption this season. Fortunately, our local stores are run by great pet lovers! WAG will furnish multi-level cages, so shoppers will have a great opportunity to watch the babies tumble and play. Some say kittens are irresistible. I don't personally share that opinion. They're ill-mannered, pesky and tend to bite at wagging dog tails. Obnoxious!
Hope everyone is cleaning out their closets and basements in anticipation of our April 22 Fleas and Dogs event. It's a handy opportunity to get rid of stuff that you don't need but is too good to throw away, while helping animals at the same time. Proceeds will fund more WAG projects. It'll be a day of food, fantastic finds and lots of fun, so come on out!
'Til later, Buddy
Saturday, March 8, 2008
First, let’s set things straight. This event was conducted by humans – my species was just along for the ride. Because no canine in their right mind, homeless or not, would choose to sit outside for any length of time in that kind of weather.
All I can say in WAG member’s defense is that their hearts are sometimes bigger than their brains.
Boss Bros. has good crowds on weekends, so we seem to have found a great spot for adoptions. Our continuing gratitude to everyone at BB for their hospitality. They even made WAG folks a fresh pot of coffee this morning to help thaw them out!
But I can’t wait for the mild April weather.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
On February 18th WAG presented the Walton Co. Fire Department with 20 sets of pet oxygen masks, enough for each fire station in the county. The masks work much better for pets than human masks by offering a better stream of oxygen. Surprisingly, it's not uncommon for rescuers to find pets affected by fires. They're often the first to experience smoke inhalation symptoms. Fireman related stories of an emergency at an exotic petshop owners house. They rescued tons of snakes, lizards, cats, dogs and tarantulas. I gotta tell you - I could've easily excused them for conveniently "forgetting" the tarantulas.
Unfortunately, there's no photos of the presentation, since WAG Peeps forgot the camera. Quite a reliable publicity department we've got, huh? But we did manage to snag some Tribune coverage. And local MUN TV ran coverage as well, so at least some people were on the ball.
Walton County Commission chairman Kevin Little attended the presentation, something we greatly appreciated. Thanks also to Fire Chief Moore and Battalion Chief Marsh for their cooperation. While we hope they never need them, perhaps these masks will help in some way.
Meet one of WAG's newest friends - Christy Breedlove. She recently had a birthday and asked her friends to give her pet food instead of gifts. Then she called us and donated 125 lbs. of dog food! How cool is that? What a creative way to help animals. Many thanks to Christy.
Our last S/N "Walk-About" canvassing Monroe neighborhoods signed up 12 pets for free surgeries. That means we made our goal of 24 for the month. What a great way to end our first Spay/Neuter program!
Saturday, March 8 is our next adoption day at Boss Brothers General Store. Make sure to come out and find your new pal!
We're also planning a rummage sale for April, so stay tuned for more news on that.
But that'll wrap up my news for now. I see a cat creeping onto the back porch. Grrrr.
'Til later, Buddy