Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Thankful Woof!

WAG is very grateful to these January donors for giving second chances to some wonderful animals: Debbie Jackson, Marlena Wald, Keith and Rachel Nilsen, Brad and Natalie Phillips, Jack and Dianne James, Alliance Fire Protection, Kroger Company, Warren Furlow, Steve and Susan Brown, Petsmart, Georgeann Ferguson, Crystal Francis, Tammy Mesite, Martha Hardy, Chris Sherlock, Tara Perrin, Vicki Morrissey, Crystal Pugh, Annie Halstead, William Dean, Trudy Wall, Alice O'Neal, Suzanne Isacson, Brian Ottaviano, Catherine Swanson, Judy and Pierre Kimball, Deanna Vanderhejde, J. Michael Martinez, Clair and David Thurber, Lauren Lawrence, Jimmy and Rosemary Breedlove, Christina Carrell,Stephanie Kennedy, Kristen Thomas, Jennifer Stein, Virginia Tucker, Carol Collins, Maxwell Adams, Allen Parrish, Mona Manus, Sherrie Preuss, Randi Short, Sudabeh Crouch, Anthony Davis, Ricky Graham, Marilyn Bennett, David Canup. And also to those anonymous folks who dropped their paper or shiny money in our donation box - Thank You!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Hello to Cooper

Here's Cooper! His shelter name was Jake, but he's been renamed. What a difference a couple of weeks can make - he's an awesome boy, and no longer the frightened little shelter dog! He loves everybody, gets along with cats, dogs, and lots of other four-legged friends. Only about 18 lbs., he's a real gentleman in the house, loves riding in the car and is an all-around lovebug. Cooper is the first of Scooters Second Chance Friends, and his rescue is in honor of Scooter Kimball. He's been neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, tested negative for heartworms and is ready to start his new life. Cooper will bring no doubt bring joy to his new family. He'll make his inaugural appearance tomorrow at the Conyers Petsmart from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come say hello to this sweet guy!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Jake - Ready for Love.

Jake recently had his last heartworm treatment at Paradox Spay Neuter Clinic. Our thanks to Paradox for offering heartworm treatment to dogs of rescue organizations like WAG, which helps us to save more lives. Now this gorgeous hunk of love is now ready for his new home!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Honoring Scooter

The sudden unexpected death of a pet is a heartbreak for any animal lover. When Pierre and Judy Kimball recently lost their beloved dog, Scooter, they were understandably devastated.
Scooter was a frightened dog rescued from Floyd County that the Kimball's took into their home to foster. He blossomed and soon became what the rescue community calls a "foster failure". They loved him too much to let him go anywhere else. Scooter enjoyed life as one of their much loved pets and burrowed his way into their hearts.
Sadly, the day after Christmas Scooter escaped from the fence of a home the Kimball's were visiting. Lost in an unfamiliar area, Scooter couldn't find his way back. He was later found dead in the roadway after being struck by a car.
Nothing will ever fix the heartbreak brought by Scooter's loss. But thanks to Scooter's loving parents, his memory will live on through a wonderful gift to WAG. By creating Scooter's Second Chance Friends, other rescue animals will be saved and go on to bring joy into the lives of their new families, just as Scooter did. Our heartfelt thanks to the Kimballs for giving the gift of life and love to other rescue pets. WAG is proud to help honor Scooter's life.
We'll be introducing you to the first of Scooter's Second Chance Friends soon!

Scooter Kimball

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Charlie's new world

Meet Charlie! This skinny boy spent several weeks living in a ditch next to Walnut Grove High School, huddled in the weeds during the recent rain and cold temperatures. He was very skittish and wouldn't let anyone come near him. But fortunately a special animal lover decided to spend time and hot dogs to lure him into their car and save him from a bleak existence of running and hiding.
Now Charlie is living a WAG dog life, hanging out with other foster dogs and learning to enjoy regular meals, dog snacks, afternoon walks and chasing the golf cart. Once we got past his fear, he is a sweet, loving boy. About 9 months old and only 49 lbs right now, he needs to gain some weight to get to his prime. We're also working on some manners, teaching Charlie that we can love him with all four feet on the ground, instead of two on our chest. wink emoticonBut he gets happier and more relaxed every day and seems to be enjoying his stay.
He'll be neutered and HW tested this week - fingers crossed that his test is negative. Regardless we're in it for the long haul with Charlie until he finds his perfect family. Thanks to everyone who has stepped up so far to help this very deserving boy start a new life!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A WAG Thank You!

A huge WAG Thank You to the great folks at Alliance Fire Protection Services, Inc. in Loganville for being dedicated WAG donors. Their Platinum sponsorship goes a long way toward funding our low-income spay neuter program. Their 2015 donation makes this the sixth year in a row they have supported our efforts - an amazing commitment to pets and pet owners in our community! Alliance is clearly a company truly committed to helping their neighbors. THANK YOU AGAIN!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Puppies galore!

Our New year is starting with lots of puppies! Seems our Puppy Prevention program is off and running for 2015. Our goal is great homes for the puppies and spay/neuter for everyone!

These pups will be ready for adoption soon. Not sure of the exact breed mix, but does it matter when they're this cute?



Volunteers are also bottlefeeding 12 orphaned pups. These puppies are less than two weeks old. Keeping them fed and warm is a huge task, but we're so grateful for their help. These volunteers are truly lifesavers!