Saturday, March 6, 2010

More community support!

It's great when the community pitches in to help with our cause. The Walton County Foundation approved WAG's grant request and will be funding a whopping $4,000 in spay/neuter costs this year. Spay/neuter is vital to ending pet overpopulation. Plus, strays can carry diseases and keep shelter staff busy impounding or euthanizing them, if necessary. Prevention is a smart move.

Many thanks to the foundation for their confidence in us and their commitment to the Walton County community!

'til later,


Friday, March 5, 2010


Guthrie was impounded as a cruelty case. He'd been hit by a car but his owners never took him for medical care. Skinny and in constant pain, his chance of rescue seemed slim. But shelter staff decided to give it a try and posted his photo on their website.

WAG posted Guthrie's story on several rescue message boards and it caught the attention of Whispering Woods Rescue in NY. A flurry of phone calls and emails ensued. Guthrie's happy ending came when WAG pulled him from the shelter and took him to Countryside Hospital for Animals for evaluation and pain medications. The next day a volunteer with Atlanta's Angels Among Us Rescue picked up Guthrie from Countryside to foster him. Because the vet suggested amputation, Guthrie will have his surgery in GA and recuperate before heading to his new home in NY.
One more happy tail!

The Nuts and Bolts of Rescue

There's a lot of work involved in rescue, but a lot of good stuff, too. Seeing a rescue dog blossom in foster care, a happy adoptive family and their new pet, the bouncing enthusiasm of a dog finally freed from a shelter kennel.

Rescue is definitely a "takes a village" effort. So many people help in many different ways. We'll take a look at some stories coming out of the Walton shelter. You'll see what what we mean.

Enjoy the tales.

'til later,


Monday, March 1, 2010

WAG Spring fun

Here are a few dates to note:

April 10 is our Spring Fling Adoption Extravaganza at the Loganville Petsmart from 11 a.m - 4 pm. Over 100 dogs and cats will be hoping for new homes. Come and "Let Love Blossom" with a new pet!

Saturday, May 8 is our first annual WAG 'n Walk, a community dog walk/festival in downtown Monroe. Bring your family and pets out to walk a 1.5 mile route through beautiful downtown Monroe. There's a $10 donation for entry, OR get your friends/family to sponsor you. The more sponsor money you get, the more goodies you'll receive - WAG t-shirts and lots of other fun stuff.

So it's a busy spring season for us. Hope you can join us!

'til later,