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Assistance with Spay/Neuter Funding

Do you live in the Walton County area and need help getting your pet spayed or neutered? Walton Animal Guild offers financial assistance for some spay/neuter surgeries through Paradox Spay Neuter Clinic located at 1200 Industrial Park Way, Loganville, GA. The number of surgeries per month is limited and a co-pay may be required. Call Paradox Clinic for further information at (770) 787-8717.

The Meow Express

Success in rescue is achieved by many people working together to save the lives of animals. Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) has been a valuable WAG partner for several years, assisting as needed with our Puppy Prevention program. Recently our partnership expanded to include shelter cats. Through our joint arrangement, WAG volunteers rescue and foster shelter cats from our area. When they’re ready for adoption, the cats are transported to one of AHS’s large no-kill shelters and are soon adopted into loving homes. Through the support of AHS, we’ve been able to rescue anywhere from 10 to 20 cats per month – a tremendous increase over previous months. Bobo was one of the lucky ones – this sweet kitty found a great home in less than…

A Lucky Pup

This little girl was in the wrong place at the right time, and it saved her life. While hiking in a national forest in the NE Ga mountains, an animal lover came across this sweet puppy stuck in a deep ditch, nearly a mile into the woods. She was a skinny mess, approx. 8 weeks old, dehydrated and covered in ticks. Fortunately, her angel rescuer took her home and she was finally safe. The mystery remains as to how she ended up that far into the woods all alone. At an initial vet visit, over 50+ ticks were removed from her, some embedded deep in her ears. Chandie’s rescuer (an airline pilot) quickly realized his schedule couldn’t accommodate a young puppy and he reached out…

Pet Adoptions

A big WAG thank you to the great folks at Bethlehem Petsmart for hosting our monthly adoption events on the first Saturday of each month WAG adoptable pets and volunteers will be at the store (weather permitting) each month looking for great homes for some awesome animals. Come out and visit! To confirm we’ll be there, or to make sure you’ll be able to meet a particular dog, email wagwalton@yahoo.com.

Feeding community pets

When families struggle to afford food to eat, their pets also feel the pain of hunger. So every two weeks WAG volunteers pick up donated food for delivery to the food pantry at FISH Ministries in Monroe, allowing pet owners to keep their four-legged family members well-fed. Our thanks to Centerville Walmart for their regular donations and the other donors who offer periodic assistance with this worthy cause.

New possibilities for Krissy

This sweet hound mix has had a challenging life so far. She and a pack of other dogs lived with a drug-addicted squatter holed up in a cabin in the woods. She’s loaded with milk, but no puppies anywhere around. He’s being evicted and the dogs have scattered. Unfortunately, this innocent girl was shot by someone before landing in the shelter. Two fresh entrance/exit gunshot wounds are oozing high on her shoulder. Her loving disposition earned her loyal fans at the shelter, who reached out to WAG to see if we could help this girl have a brighter future. So Krissy is headed to Monroe Animal Care Hospital tomorrow to have her wounds treated. Once she’s back to full health, it’ll be happier days ahead…

Spay/Neuter for Monroe pet owners

Good news for pet owners in the city of Monroe, GA. Thanks to a grant awarded to Walton Animal Guild from the GA Department of Agriculture, qualified low-income pet owners can have their dogs/cats spayed for little or no cost to them! The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Dog and Cat Sterilization program helps local organizations like WAG assist pet owners with the high expense of sterilization surgeries, addressing the problem of pet overpopulation in our communities. Pet owners wishing to take advantage of this opportunity can email wagwalton@yahoo.com for more information.

An Easy Way to Help Animals

Attention Kroger Shoppers – it’s easy to help WAG every time you shop. Simply visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com and select Walton Animal Guild as your charity of choice for your Kroger Plus card. Kroger makes you update your preferences yearly, so if you’ve selected us before you’ll need to do it again. Kroger donates a percentage of your total receipt to WAG for each visit. Easy and simple for you, incredibly helpful for homeless pets!    

Puppy Overload?

Spring is breeding season and puppies are soon to follow. Unfortunately, most will be from unplanned litters – the primary cause of pet overpopulation. Fix your critters – end the litters! But what happens when you already have a female dog that is pregnant or has an unplanned litter of puppies? Maybe WAG can help. WAG’s Puppy Prevention Program works with pet owners of mother dogs with litters by vaccinating the babies to keep them healthy, spay/neuter them when old enough, then adopt them into qualified homes. We then spay the mother dog to prevent further litters, all at no cost to the owner. It’s all part of our goal to end pet overpopulation in our area. Started in 2014, the Puppy Prevention Program has…

Looking for Helping Hands

Would you like to volunteer and help animals, but don’t always have the time? Do you want to show your children the value of giving back to their community, but are challenged to find something to fit into an already hectic family schedule? Or maybe you’re a Scout, young student or an adult needing community service project hours. We welcome these “Occasional” volunteers and created a day just for you! Our first WAG Helping Hands Day will be Saturday, February 4, at Tractor Supply in Monroe, GA. New volunteers are welcome to join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as we educate the community about WAG and animal issues, take donations for our pet food pantry, and try to find homes for some very…

The 12 Spays of Christmas

To encourage shelter adoptions during the month of December, WAG offered vouchers for a free spay/neuter at Paradox Clinic to adopters of 12 shelter animals. We’re glad to report that 12 lucky pets went to new homes using those vouchers, helping the Walton Co. shelter to have one of their best December adoption months! Great news – more loving animals are Home for the Holidays!

Cisco Rebounds

This sweet Dachshund mix needed emergency surgery in December. We rescued Cisco from the shelter a few weeks ago after being dumped by his owner and found him to be a kind but quiet boy. But he apparently had an underlying problem – bladder stones and a life-threatening major infection. When the stones caused a blockage, Cisco crashed and needed immediate medical attention. The staff at Monroe Animal Care Hospital took wonderful care of him – several days of IV fluids followed by surgery put him on the path to recovery. His care was excellent but costly (four figures). But seeing Cisco bouncy and happy for the first time makes the cost of medical treatment seem unimportant. We hope this wonderful boy soon finds a…

The 12 Spays of Christmas

Walton Animal Guild is sponsoring up to 12 spay/neuter surgeries at Paradox Spay/Neuter Clinic for shelter animals adopted between now and December 31. There are some wonderful dogs and cats waiting for homes – check out the shelter website at www.waltonpets.net. Consider bringing home a new furry family member for the holidays and create your own happy ending!

A New Life

The world is looking up for former WAG adoptable dog Chip, a Lab mix. He was a shy, scared boy when we rescued him – unfortunately he also tested positive for heartworms. He endured several months of treatment for heartworms with painful muscular injections. But Chip responded well to treatment and his personality blossomed in his foster home. He spent nearly a year with us – but then his happily ever after started! Julie was looking for a companion for her female black Lab, Rosie. She feel in love with our sweet boy and took him home, giving him a new name to start his new life. Rosie and “Oscar”, her new fur brother, are close companions and happily sharing the sofa at home. We’re…

Helping Hands

A big Thank You to WAG friend Meri Kate. For the second year in a row, Meri Kate made arrangements to do a food-raising drive for WAG’s pet food pantry at Tractor Supply in Monroe. She set up the date and created her own marketing materials, letting people know about the food pantry and how it helps local pet owners. Her efforts were rewarded with over $50 in cash and over 200 lbs in pet food and snacks collected – an amazing effort by this very motivated young lady!

Matching Kindness

Walton Animal Guild would like to thank Modern Woodmen of America for their $2,500 matching gift. Their philanthropic program provided matching funds for money raised (up to $2,500) from our September fundraising drive. We received their check last week – the money is in the bank and will help many animals in 2017 due to this awesome community-oriented company. WAG truly appreciates your support!

Monroe Community Cats Project

Here’s a surprising fact – an estimated 16,000 feral cats live in Walton County. They roam in wooded lots, behind shopping centers, restaurants and abandoned houses. You may not see them during the day because they’re adept at avoiding humans, but they can seen at night cruising their territory. Feral cats offer great rodent protection – even Disneyland has recognized their value and has their own authorized pack of feral cats to keep the mouse population in check! These cats belong to no one, but they pose a unique challenge for everyone. The females can breed several times each year and produce six kittens or more in each litter, causing the population to skyrocket. Ignoring the problem isn’t an option. Walton Animal Guild has joined…

A Doggone Yard Sale

Update: A Big THANK YOU to our supporters for making the yard sale a rousing success! We raised over $1,300 on Saturday, and combined with additional sales and donations brought in $2,504, enough to maximize the matching donation opportunity!   ***************************************** Get ready to do some shopping at WAG’s Doggone Yard sale on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in beautiful downtown Monroe. We’ll be at 227 South Broad St., (the corner of South Broad and Church St. across from Pinnacle Bank) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with plenty of household and decorative items  for sale. All sales proceeds go directly into our programs – rescue/adoption, spay/neuter and other community programs like the pet food pantry. And best of all – Woodmen of the World, a…

Paws at Work for WAG

Great people have great ideas. Our friends at Alliance Fire Protection Services have come up with an innovative way to support WAG – a Take Your Dog to Work day! For a small donation, employees sign up to bring their dogs into work with them for one day. The employee has the fun of spending the whole workday with their pet, the whole office enjoys meeting furry family members and, through the donation to WAG, the program benefits other animals in need. We LOVE this idea! 🙂 Ami and Poncho, Patty and Ollie, Ted and Merlin, Angie and Jack, Becky and Athena and Ted and Bella have been enjoying their workdays together. A big thanks to program creator Ami and everyone at Alliance for their ongoing…

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