Sunday, July 20, 2008

Why We're Here

Do you love animals? Are you wanting to make a difference? You've come to the right place.

We stay busy, but it's important to remember - WAG is a community-supported organization. The reason we can rescue animals, offer programs like subsidized spay/neuter, Ani-Meals on Wheels or others helping pets and their owners, is because animal lovers like you care enough to give us donations. It doesn't matter whether it's $10, $25, or $100 - every amount is incredibly important.

The cost of rescuing an animal from the shelter and ensuring they are healthy, vaccinated, spayed or neutered is about $100. We can do that because YOU care enough to give that animal a chance at a better life.

Harley got that chance. So did Brandy.

Every penny you give WAG stays in our community and helps the animals and people in our hometown.

We'll keep working to help these animals and more like them. Thanks for what you've done, and please keep doing it. We go nowhere without your support!

'Til later,


More Stuff

Boy, this heat makes me sluggish. But it's time to update a few things.

On August 16 WAG will be at Between Fest, or whatever they're calling the city's anniversary celebration. We're having a pet Fun Show, so get your pet's best duds out and dress them for the event.*

(* Note -I was told to say that. No self-respecting dog in their right mind wants to play dress up!)

We'll also be having events like Fastest Tail Wagger, and other highly competitive events. The entry form will be up on our website soon, so mark your calendars.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, August 12. Once again, we had to change the date because the library wasn't available on our usual date. So we'll be meeting the second Tuesday in August. After that it's back to our normal schedule.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Adoption time!

Gotta remind everybody about our adoption this Saturday, July 12, at Boss Brothers Country Store on Highway 78 in Loganville. Come see the dogs and kitties rescued from the shelter, spayed and neutered, and all needing loving homes. The fun starts at 11 am.

'Til later,


Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tail Waggin' Thanks

Where have my manners gone? I've been lax in publicly thanking our most recent contributors. A big Tail Wag to Jayne Rogers, Teresa Pruitt, Robert and Nell Mitchell, Steve and Susan Brown, Alex and Diane Kliros, John and Sue Ruckdeschel, Edwin and Carolee McKay, Julie Petty and Mark Mobley, Jane Pannell and Gary Coker. Without folks like these, our programs would never get off the ground. Many thanks for your generous support!

Want to help animals like me, or the people who love animals like me? Heck, we even help cats! (though I'm not sure why.) Just send your tax-deductible contribution to Walton Animal Guild, PO Box 169, Monroe, GA 30655. Or print out the form on our website and mail it in.

It will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, guaranteed!

'Til Later,


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Bad Dog

We love snacks, but not everything humans eat is safe for dogs. We’ve heard about chocolate, but here’s a little known dangerous product.

Xylitol is a common sugar substitute contained in products like gum, candy, breath mints, toothpaste, mouthwash and other products. It’s harmless to humans, but very toxic to dogs. Dogs ingesting products with Xylitol experience a rapid drop in blood sugar and often experience liver damage. As few as 2 sticks of gum can be fatal to a small dog – 5 can be toxic to a large dog. Here's the ASPCA press release.

We dogs are pretty smart, but sometimes our nose will leads us where our mouth shouldn’t go. Be extra careful what you leave around the house!

'Til later,