Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kudos to Monroe Animal Care Hospital!

A big THANK YOU to our friends at Monroe Animal Care Hospital, P.C. , Dr. Asha Wise and staff, for donating to WAG a portion of the raffle ticket sales from their open house celebration - $290 dollars! It's not the first time MACH has donated, supported, or otherwise helped us rescue many wonderful animals over the years. We're very grateful and lucky to have them as part of our animal-loving community. Y'all rock!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Shop Amazon and support WAG!

Do you shop online using Amazon? We have great news - now you can shop with Amazon and support WAG at the same time!

Amazon's Smile program allows you to designate a non-profit organization and each time you shop they'll donate a portion of your purchase price to the charity of your choice. No extra cost to you, no fuss, no muss. Walton Animal Guild is listed as one of the eligible organizations. Simply search for our name, click to make us your preferred charity, and that's it. Simple and supportive - just the way it should be!

For more info, visit the link below.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

A second chance for Jake

Wow, take a look at this handsome blue-eyed hunk of doggy love! We rescued Jake (fka Ranger) from the Walton Co. shelter this week when no one else stepped up for him. He's a good looking boy, but unfortunately tested positive for heartworms. So after he's neutered and vaccinated he'll spend the next 60 days with us undergoing heartworm treatment.

The treatment starts with thirty days of daily prescription medication. At the end of the thirty days he'll get a intramuscular injection in his back to kill the heartworms. After another thirty days pass he'll get two more injections within a 24 hour period. It's painful for Jake- no doubt about it - but also the quickest way to kill the dangerous heartworms and get him on the road to health again. No running or jumping allowed during the treatment period for Jake - that should be an interesting challenge for us!

Heartworm treatment for a big dog like Jake normally costs around $500, so we have to think carefully before committing to rescue heartworm positive dogs. But it was Jake's former owner who didn't bother to protect him from heartworm infestation in the first place. Dying in the shelter shouldn't be the penalty for this sweet boy.