Saturday, November 30, 2013

A wonderful moment

The nicest thing happened today. Transporting Oreo to a meet and greet in the WAG van, I stopped at the Good Hope General Store to get some gas. A wonderful lady came up to me and offered to pay for our gas as her donation to WAG! Aren't animal lovers the best people? And even though the potential home didn't work out for Oreo, we had a great day and met some new friends. Thank you Trudy!

Monday, November 25, 2013

$2 Tuesday for Rescue

Every day there's a companion animal needing rescue: dogs, cats, puppies or kittens. And every day there's a rescue that steps up for those animals. There's no magic pot of money - rescues are sustained through the support of other animal lovers who believe in their cause and want to help. Have you supported your local rescue lately? Today is WAG's first official $2 Tuesday for Rescue. Donate $2 and you'll help save a life, for less than the price of a Big Mac! Visit our website at for a Paypal link.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Getting ready for Snellville's Petsmart

Join us for the Grand Opening of the Snellville Petsmart on Saturday, November 23. They have a big blow-out planned, music, demos, food and fun. And, of course, some very deserving cats and dogs for adoption! The fun starts at 9 am.

We're getting ready - here are the hardy WAG and Pound Puppies volunteers helping take care of the Snellville kitties. We still have some openings available for new volunteers. Can you offer once or twice a month to help our cats/kittens find new homes? Email for more info!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Eating for Waldo!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Marco' Pizza in Loganville to support the fundraiser for Waldo. We had a great time, wonderful food and raised $80 for Waldo. A huge THANK YOU to the owners of Marco's Pizza for agreeing to donate for Waldo. He really misses their pizza, but you do't have to. Visit

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gone Too Soon - Lucinda Wiseman

Is there any doubt that people who love animals are the most compassionate folks around? And the best continue giving even after they're gone.

We recently learned of the passing of Lucinda Wiseman, a kind, wonderful person who was an early supporter of WAG. She volunteered for awhile until life took her in other directions, but she remained a friend.

Lucinda passed away too soon from cancer, but to honor her love of pets the family requested donations to her favorite causes. As a result, Walton Animal Guild was the recipient of 14 Kuranda beds for our dogs - all donated by people who loved Lucinda!

We're grateful for their kindness. Lucinda's love of animals will continue to keep our rescue dogs warm and cozy. Our condolences to her family and friends for her loss.

Here is the memorial published for this special lady:

For those who knew her:

I hope you are one of the lucky people who got to know Lucinda April Wiseman.

Her strength, her will, her faith, her love of animals and all nature, her love of country, her comic relief, her beauty or just her smile. Knowing one of her many facets is a blessing, but knowing all of them could make your heart explode.

For those who knew her, will it be a cross-eyed cat, a photograph of a beautiful mushroom, or a lonely dog that reminds you of her?

Will it be a comedian, a vintage vehicle or the wonderful smells of a barn hall that will force you to think of her?

Would it be the hum of a tractor, the harmony in a song or the thunder of horse hooves that catches your ear and she comes to mind?

Or did someone just smile at you when you walked in the door and offer conversation that would never include the weather? A person who offered true interest in you, your life, and your loves. Would you remember Lucinda?

If at Christmas time you hear the tiny voice of Linus reciting: "And the angel said unto them, fear not, for behold I bring you tidings of great joy", will you turn and look for her?

Lucinda has battled cancer hard for one year. There was such a tremendous amount of support for her thru kindness, encouragement and prayer from all over the world, from here to Sweden, New York to Italy. A suddenly detected spread of cancer prevented many of her last goodbyes. But she knew everyone would understand. She said, "They know."

Lucinda chose to be sprinkled quietly at her favorite place. Where a flag flies at half staff and the signature sign that hangs there reads: "Heaven is a little closer at the barn". Everyone who knew her had attended service with her for this past year. She was able to witness her service during her life. Thank you to all of you. So many of you did or said just the right things…and continue to do so.

Lucinda was survived by her mother Peggy, her sister Janelle, and brother-in-law Nathan, Great Dane River, Lilly, Echo, Wyatt, Brace, Boone, Laurent, Callie, Pikeur, Romanee, Cowboy, Zack, and Frosty Steven. Preceded in death by Heart, Aubrey, Melodie, Lyrical Bend and precious more.

In honor of Lucinda the family will be concentrating efforts on Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research as it is desperately needed. Lucinda also wanted to take care of Gods creatures. If you wish to make a donation in honor of Lucinda please call: 1-800-752-5308 and donate a Kuranda bed to the Walton Animal Guild, Inc.

And to Lucinda…you loved the fleur-de-lis. Our hearts are exploding because you are our flower of life gone too soon.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

More Waldo

Waldo is making good progress - his tail wags and he barks greetings like all the the other foster dogs when we come outside to visit. Getting the leash around his neck was much easier today, he realizes good things happen when we go out on the leash.

We took a short video this afternoon - meet our happy Basset boy!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Here's Waldo!

Meet Waldo, f/k/a Honey Bear. The Bassett Hound mix has been roaming the streets of Loganville for about 5 months and became a local legend for stopping in at some of the city's finer restaurants for dinner. He was captured and escaped, finally captured again two days ago.

His fans named him Honey Bear, but since we already have a foster named Honey the decision was made to rename him. Waldo seemed like an appropriate moniker, since he was Loganville's K9 "Where'e Waldo" for so long. 

He's doing well here, but is scared, of course. We went for a short walk once we got home today. He did surprising well on the leash and only tried to pull away once or twice. Of course, I was carrying chunks of ham to help with motivation. He's spent some time in the kennel, then we went for another short walk and bathroom break. The other foster dogs have met him through the fence and all tails were wagging - his a little more tentative than the others. But he's currently relaxing in a kennel and hopefully all the other fosters will give him pointers on the life of a WAG rescue dog. I think he'll do great. 

Waldo is heartworm positive and loaded with worms, but his sweetness shines through. The community has embraced him and are raising money for his treatment. Marco's Pizza, a true pet-lovers restaurant, is donating a portion of their proceeds from November 11 sales, so let's all go chow down! Thanks to everyone for their support of Waldo!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Many thanks to our supporters!

We're grateful for the support of the following animal lovers: Janine Martin, Deborah Anthony, Leslie White Allen, Sirius Grooming, Kim and Brent Norwood, Chrissy Lort, Katherine Hills, Alice O'Neal, Monica Hill, Elyssa Wright, Daniel Kavanagh, Charles McKissick, Jon Narducci, Andrea Brooks, Nancy Bogardts, Betsy Brooks, Pamela Martin, Mary Ventress, John Brooks, Marie Harrison, Benjamin Cornelius, Anne Marie Burney, Robert Brinkerhoff, Rachel Swartz, Kathleen Deveau, William Bailey, Louis Doboe, Robin DeD'Amico, Mark McDonagh, W. Daugherty, and Kerry Browne.