Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve found an animal and cannot keep it. What should I do?
This is the most common question we get and, unfortunately, there are limited options. You can try to find a home through the newspaper or through local veterinarians. You can also list the animal on websites like www.craigslist.org or www.petfinder.com. Both have places to list rescued animals for adoption. If you have a purebred dog for adoption, search www.spotsociety.org for a breed rescue group that may be able to help.
Walton Animal Guild, like many rescue groups, does not accept animals from private homes for placement. The animals we work with are all shelter rescues. If you are willing to foster the animal in your home until it is placed, we will place a courtesy listing on our Petfinder site. The animal must be spayed/neutered before placement and we will help locate a low-cost option for that. If you absolutely cannot keep the pet, the only other local option is placement through Walton County Animal Control. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of those pets are placed. In a perfect world we would find homes for all pets, but we are tackling a large problem and resources just aren’t available.
I’d like to volunteer. What opportunities are available?
Opportunities for fun, hanging out with animals and other animal lovers. Does it get better than that?
If you like to get out and about, we welcome volunteers at our frequent adoption or fundraising events. If you can't get out to volunteer but are handy with a computer, cyber-volunteers are always needed to keep our web presence current. If you're handy with a phone we can also find plenty for you to do. Or how about offering help with school education programs, event planning, marketing, or spay/neuter programs?
Children are welcome to join our School Ambassador program. Our Ambassadors spread the pet care message through schools by, among other things, helping with posters and other visual aids on occasions like Be Kind to Animal Week, Adopt-a-Pet Month and other nationally recognized events.
Although WAG is a non-profit business - but our business our saving lives. Share your professional expertise with us and change the world for a loving animal. You'll be paid with licks, wiggles and tailwags!
To find out more, call us at (770) 207-1896 or visit our office located at 3904 Oak Grove Road, Loganville, GA, at the corner of Brand Road and Oak Grove Road.
I don’t have time to volunteer, but I’d still like to help.
Actually, most of our supporters don’t have time to volunteer. But your sponsorship dollars work for you. Although the power of $25 may seem limited, it’s very powerful when combined with other contributor dollars. Subsidized spay/neuter surgeries to low-income pet owners, newspaper ads of shelter animals needing homes, or vaccination clinics are just a few of the ways to help pets that we could not afford to do without your help.