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NEWS September 2020 -- Sunday October 4th, 2020

October 4, 2020: As of September 30  we had 3 dogs in heartworm treatment (Seymour, Betty, Trixie) . We pulled 4 dogs from Allendale (Precious, Sonny, Buck, Bella) and 3 dogs from North Augusta ( Haley, Gracie, Sam) We have 5 dogs adoption ready (Freddy, Ricky, Tasha. Gracie, Sam) and 1 ready for transport (Haley) 9 dogs  were transported to our northern partner rescue (Jax, Pearl, Pete, Tony, Precious, Sonny, Buck, Bella, Chick) We still have permanent resident Judy and Holly is now looking for a hospice foster as she cannot continue treatment. Adoption events and home visits  have been canceled until further notice due to coronavirus. Everyone stay safe so we can get 'back to business as usual' !!!

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1222 dogs, including 810  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 ( 16 positive and 22 negative since Jan.1 2020) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.   Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA ) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical.

Chick completed his HW treatment and headed to our northern partner rescue along with Jax, Pearl, Pete, Tony, Precious, Sonny, Buck, Bella. Happy trails pups!

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 

 


DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.


NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

In  September, we pulled Gracie, Haley and Sam from North Augusta.  Thanks to Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) for help with vetting on both dogs.

 

 

We are  circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control or AT LEAST help with the vetting of the North Augusta dogs.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.   Sign the petition online at  PETITION.   or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned!   North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia


LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

 

We are still offering dogs for 'virtual adoption'. We currently have 5 wonderful pooches  available for adoption. Others are added as they become adoption ready. Learn more about  them at

http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list 

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  events are canceled until further notice. Pet Smart nationally canceled all events as of mid March due to the pandemic.  We also will not hold yard sales or other events until it is safe.


VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home visits etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. (Volunteer events are canceled at present but sign up now and we'll let you know when we're 'back in business'!)

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2020 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




NEWS August 2020 -- Friday September 4th, 2020

September 4,2020: As of  August 31  we had 4 dogs in heartworm treatment ( Chick, Seymour, Betty, Trixie) . We pulled 4 dogs from Allendale (Jax, Pearl, Pete, Ricky) and 2 dogs from North Augusta (Betty, Trixie) We have 3 dogs adoption ready (Freddy, Ricky, Tasha) and 4 ready for transport (Jax, Pearl, Pete, Tony) 4 dogs  were transported to our northern partner rescue (Ernie, Dixie, Darren,Kayla) We still have permanent resident Judy and Holly is now looking for a hospice foster as she cannot continue treatment. Adoption events and home visits  have been canceled until further notice due to coronavirus. Everyone stay safe so we can get 'back to business as usual' !!!

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1215 dogs, including 810  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 ( 16 positive and 15 negative since Jan.1 2020) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

 

 In June we were informed that RADAR is closing its virtual doors. Freddy was the last of our dogs RADAR helped with treatment funding. Losing RADAR is a huge blow to our efforts but we will carry on and we thank them for the many many of our dogs they helped through the years.  Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical.

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 


DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.


NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

In June, we pulled Ernie and Freddy from North Augusta. Freddy is being treated for heartworms. Thanks to Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) for help with vetting on both dogs and to RADAR for help with Freddy's heartworm treatment.

 

We are  circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control or AT LEAST help with the vetting of the North Augusta dogs.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.   Sign the petition online at  PETITION.   or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned!   North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia


LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

We are still offering dogs for 'virtual adoption'. We currently have 3 wonderful pooches  available for adoption ( Tasha) Others are added as they become adoption ready. Learn more about  them at

http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list 

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  events are canceled until further notice. Pet Smart nationally canceled all events as of mid March due to the pandemic.  We also will not hold yard sales or other events until it is safe.


VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home visits etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. (Volunteer events are canceled at present but sign up now and we'll let you know when we're 'back in business'!)

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2020 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




NEWS MAY-July 2020 -- Sunday August 2nd, 2020

August 2, 2020: In May, June, and July we pulled 2 dogs from North Augusta (Freddy, Ernie) 5 from Aiken (Abe, Faith, Grace, Jewel, Levi) 4 from Allendale (Tony, Kayla, Darren and Seymour). Scully finished heartworm treatment and went to our partner rescue with Abe, Faith, Grace, Jewel, Levi. Freddy, Tony and Seymour joined Chick in heartworm treatment. Dixie was returned and will go to our partner rescue.  We still have permanent resident Judy and Holly is  looking for a hospice foster.  Adoption events and home visits were canceled for the months of May, June and July  due to coronavirus. We adopted out 4 dogs, Blue, Blade, Ellie and Ollie. We currently have 1 dog ready for adoption (Tasha). Ernie, Darren, Kayla and Tony are in vetting. Freddy and Ernie should be available for adoption next month.Everyone stay safe so we can get 'back to business as usual' !!!

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1209 dogs, including 808  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 ( 13 positive and 12 negative since Jan.1 2020) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

 In June we were informed that RADAR is closing its virtual doors. Freddy was the last of our dogs RADAR helped with treatment funding. Losing RADAR is a huge blow to our efforts but we will carry on and we thank them for the many many of our dogs they helped through the years.  Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical.

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 


DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.


NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

In June, we pulled Ernie and Freddy from North Augusta. Freddy is being treated for heartworms. Thanks to Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) for help with vetting on both dogs and to RADAR for help with Freddy's heartworm treatment.

 

We are  circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control or AT LEAST help with the vetting of the North Augusta dogs.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.   Sign the petition online at  PETITION.   or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned!   North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia


LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In May, Blue and Blade found their forever homes and in July Ellie found her forever home and Ollie was adopted by his foster! Happy trails to these wonderful dogs and their new families.

We are still offering dogs for 'virtual adoption'. We currently have 1 wonderful pooch  available for adoption ( Tasha) Others are added as they become adoption ready. Learn more about  them at

http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list 

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  events are canceled until further notice. Pet Smart nationally canceled all events as of mid March due to the pandemic.  We also will not hold yard sales or other events until it is safe.


VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home visits etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. (Volunteer events are canceled at present but sign up now and we'll let you know when we're 'back in business'!)

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2020 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 

 

 



NEWS April 2020 -- Tuesday May 5th, 2020

May 5, 2020: As of  April 30  we had 2 dogs in heartworm treatment ( Chick, Scully) . We pulled 1 dog from Aiken ( Chick) We have 5 dogs adoption ready Blade, Tasha, Blue, Ollie, Ellie ) We still have permanent resident Judy and Holly is now looking for a hospice foster as she cannot continue treatment. Adoption events and home visits were canceled for the month of April due to coronavirus. Gage, Laura, Sandy, Larry, Libby completed heartworm treatment and transported to their rescue along with Lotus (HW neg.). Everyone stay safe so we can get 'back to business as usual' !!!

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1197 dogs, including 805  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 ( 10 positive and 5 negative since Jan.1 2020) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

 

Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 


DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.


NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We are  circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control or AT LEAST help with the vetting of the North Augusta dogs.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.     Sign the petition online at  PETITION.     or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned!     North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia


LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

We are still offering dogs for 'virtual adoption'. We currently have 5 wonderful pooches  available for adoption (Blade,  Blue, Ellie, Ollie, Tasha) learn more about  them at

http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list 

 


HOME VISITS

Shelter Animals Advocates volunteers do home visits on all dogs adopted through our program within 2-3 weeks after adoption, to see how 'our dog' is fitting in to its new home and provide any assistance or resources the adopter may need. We are always available to our adopters by phone or email to discuss any concerns or issues that may arise (or share in happy news!) Home visits were canceled for March and April due to shelter in place due to coronavirus pandemic. 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  events are canceled until further notice. Pet Smart nationally canceled all events as of mid March.


VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home visits etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. (Volunteer events are canceled at present but sign up now and we'll let you know when we're 'back in business'!)

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2020 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




NEWS MARCH 2020 -- Friday April 3rd, 2020

April 3, 2020: As of  March 31  we had 6 dogs in heartworm treatment ( Gage, Laura, Sandy, Larry, Libby, Scully) . We pulled 2 dogs from Aiken ( Lotus, Scully) in March. We have 5 dogs adoption ready Blade, Tasha, Blue, Ollie, Ellie ) We still have permanent resident Judy and Holly is now looking for a hospice foster as she cannot continue treatment. Adoption events, home visits and transports were canceled for the month of March due to coronavirus pandemic. Everyone stay safe so we can get 'back to business as usual' !!!

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1196 dogs, including 804  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 ( 9 positive and 5 negative since Jan.1 2020) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 


DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.


NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We are  circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control or AT LEAST help with the vetting of the North Augusta dogs.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.     Sign the petition online at  PETITION.     or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned!     North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia


LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

We are still offering dogs for 'virtual adoption'. We currently have 5 wonderful pooches  available for adoption (Blade,  Blue, Ellie, Ollie, Tasha) learn more about  them at

http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list 

 


HOME VISITS

Shelter Animals Advocates volunteers do home visits on all dogs adopted through our program within 2-3 weeks after adoption, to see how 'our dog' is fitting in to its new home and provide any assistance or resources the adopter may need. We are always available to our adopters by phone or email to discuss any concerns or issues that may arise (or share in happy news!) Home visits were canceled for March due to shelter in place due to coronavirus pandemic. 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  events are canceled until further notice. Pet Smart nationally canceled all events as of mid March.


VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home visits etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. (Volunteer events are canceled at present but sign up now and we'll let you know when we're 'back in business'!)

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2020 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




NEWS February 2020 -- Tuesday March 3rd, 2020

March 3, 2020: As of   February 29  we had 5 dogs in heartworm treatment ( Gage, Laura, Sandy, Larry, Libby) Bonnie, Starr and Paloma finished HW treatment and went to our partner rescue DSR. We pulled 4 dogs from Aiken ( Laura, Gage, Larry, Tori ) and 2 from North Augusta (Sandy, Dixie) Ellie was returned after 5 years with her adopter.  We have 5 dogs adoption ready Blade, Tasha, Blue, Ollie, Ellie ) We still have permanent resident Judy and Holly is now looking for a hospice foster as she cannot continue treatment. We had adoption events at Pet Smart  February 1, 15 and adoption weekend February 28,29 and March 1 and adopted out 3 dogs ( Landry, Dixie, Tori) Blue was briefly adopted and returned. We had home visits on 4 dogs: Bella, Sammie, Cherry and Chloe.

 

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1194 dogs, including 803  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 ( 8 positive and 4 negative since Jan.1 2020) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

 

Thanks to  Raising Aid for Dogs at Risk (RADAR) for help with funding for  Gage and Laura this month. Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 


DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.


 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We pulled 2 dogs from North Augusta in  February, Sandy and Dixie. Sandy was HW positive so is in treatment, Dixie was vetted and spayed (thanks to Friends of North Augusta Animals) and has been adopted.

We are  circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control or AT LEAST help with the vetting of the North Augusta dogs.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.   Sign the petition online at  PETITION.   or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned!   North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia


LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In February, 3 of our adoptable dogs found forever homes. Landry (who was adopted briefly in January, returned and readopted) , Dixie and Tori !Congratulations to these great pups and their new families!

Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 5 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Blade,  Blue, Ellie, Ollie, Tasha) Ellie was returned after 5 years with her prior adopter.  learn more about  them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list 

 


HOME VISITS

Shelter Animals Advocates volunteers do home visits on all dogs adopted through our program within 2-3 weeks after adoption, to see how 'our dog' is fitting in to its new home and provide any assistance or resources the adopter may need. We are always available to our adopters by phone or email to discuss any concerns or issues that may arise (or share in happy news!) Here are   February home visits,  (Bella, Cherry, Sammie, Chloe) Congratulations to these pups and their new families! Thanks to Lynne Pinson, Susan Vines and Lorraine Faulds for doing these home visits.

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta   March 14 and possibly 21.  (check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!


VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home visits etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2020 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




NEWS January 2020 -- Sunday February 2nd, 2020

February 2, 2020: As of  January 31  we had 5 dogs in heartworm treatment (Bonnie, Starr, Paloma, Holly, Libby ) Princess finished HW treatment and went to our partner rescue DSR, as did Astro and Buddy  [NA] We pulled 5 dogs from Aiken ( Bonnie, Starr, Paloma, Landry, Chloe) and Libby from NC.  We have 4 dogs adoption ready Blade, Tasha, Blue, Ollie,   We had adoption event at Pet Smart  January 4 and 18 and adopted out 5 dogs (Cherry, Bella, Sammy, Chloe, Landry)

 

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1188 dogs, including 803  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 ( 4 poisitive and 2 negative since Jan.1 2020) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

 

Thanks to  Raising Aid for Dogs at Risk (RADAR) for help with funding for  Paloma, Starr and Bonnie this month. Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 


DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.


 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We are  circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control or AT LEAST help with the vetting of the North Augusta dogs.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.   Sign the petition online at  PETITION.   or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned!   North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia


LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

We started off the year with a bang! 5 of our adoptable dogs found forever homes. Cherry, Chloe, Sammy, Landry and Bella! Congratulations to these great pups and their new families!

Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 7 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Blade, Bella, Sammy [NA]  Blue, Ollie, Cherry,  and Tasha)  learn more about  them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list 

 


HOME VISITS

Shelter Animals Advocates volunteers do home visits on all dogs adopted through our program within 2-3 weeks after adoption, to see how 'our dog' is fitting in to its new home and provide any assistance or resources the adopter may need. We are always available to our adopters by phone or email to discuss any concerns or issues that may arise (or share in happy news!) Here are  January  home visits, (Lady) Congratulations to these pups and their new families! Thanks to Lynne Pinson for doing these home visits.

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta  February 1, 15, and adoptathon Feb.28-March 1   (check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!


VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2020 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




NEWS December 2019 -- Wednesday January 1st, 2020

January 1, 2020: As of December 31  we had 2 dogs in heartworm treatment (Princess, Holly,(NA) and 2 finishing initial vetting ( Buddy, Astro (NA). Cherry finished heartworm treatment and is adoption ready, Thunder [NA) finished  heartworm treatment and went to our partner rescue DSR, as did Pippin and Oliver Twist [NA] We pulled 2 dogs from North Augusta (Astro and Buddy)  We have 7 dogs adoption ready Blade, Bella, Tasha, Blue, Ollie, Cherry and Sammy.  We had adoption event at Pet Smart December 4.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

We would like to wish a very Happy New Year to all our volunteers, fosters, adopters, transporters, donors, partner rescues, veterinarians and organizations who have helped us throughout 2019! We'd especially like to thank our local volunteers who faithfully help at adoption events (Barbara, Mary, Dan, Joan, Joy (pictured) David, JoAnne, Greg (not pictured) our 'dog walkers' Susan and foster Stephanie, our home visitor extraordinaire Lynne, and a special thanks to Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) and Raising Aid for Dogs at Risk for their support.. If you are interested in helping with our mission, please fill out a volunteer application. 

 

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1182 dogs, including 799  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 (40 positive and 31 negative since Jan.1 2019) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

Thanks to  Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) for help with funding for  Astro and Buddy this month. Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 


DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.


 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We pulled 2 dogs from North Augusta in December (Astro who had an injured leg) and Buddy.   North Augusta does no vetting of animals and costs locally to vet and spay-neuter a healthy animal range from $ 200-300. Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) for help with initial vetting on both dogs. Tyler Galles president of FONAA is pictured with Astro and Buddy at their initial vet visit.

 

 

We are  circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control or AT LEAST help with the vetting of the North Augusta dogs.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.   Sign the petition online at  PETITION.   or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned!   North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia


LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 7 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Blade, Bella, Sammy [NA]  Blue, Ollie, Cherry,  and Tasha)  learn more about  them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list 

 


HOME VISITS

Shelter Animals Advocates volunteers do home visits on all dogs adopted through our program within 2-3 weeks after adoption, to see how 'our dog' is fitting in to its new home and provide any assistance or resources the adopter may need. We are always available to our adopters by phone or email to discuss any concerns or issues that may arise (or share in happy news!) Here are   December  home visits, (Chewy and Rizzo) Congratulations to these pups and their new families! Thanks to Lynne Pinson for doing these home visits.

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta  January 4 and 18    (check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!


VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2020 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




Merry Christmas -- Sunday December 22nd, 2019

Shelter Animals Advocates wishes a very Merry Christmas to all our fosters, adopters, donors, networkers, transporters, volunteers and partner rescues... working together we have saved 1182 dogs,  799 of whom were heartworm positive on death row! These dogs are alive to enjoy Christmas Day with their families because of you.

The HeartBeat Goes On!

http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org


BLESS YOU for caring enough to help these dogs live a long and happy life. You show the true spirit of Christmas, all year long. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

As 2019 comes to a close, please consider making a year end donation to help us in 2020. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

DONATEhttps://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate

And, one more thing ... if there is anyone among you , or, if you know anyone who can give our girl Tasha a 3rd chance .... please read her story..

Hi, I'm Tasha. Last Christmas, I was in what I thought was my forever home. I had had a rough life, I was kept outside and my owners didn't care much about me, so I got heartworms ...my rescue got me from Aiken County shelter and treated my heartworms, then I had a back problem from the treatment but that finally got well, and I was adopted, but that lady had to return me when her job changed. I came back to my rescue and had a really nice foster and then was adopted again by a lady and her son, and I was SO happy, I had a warm bed and lots of toys and no other dogs or cats to bother me. The lady's son was my best buddy , I slept with him and he played with me every day. I love to dress up and wear sweaters and fluffy collars. I had a great Christmas last year... but then my best buddy went back to live with his father, and my mom decided she didn't want me any more so I came back to my rescue.  Everyone is nice to me here, but there are a lot of other dogs and I don't much like other dogs and it's nothing like being in a real home, I know cause I've had 2 of them.  I am older now,about 6, and no one seems to want me. I also have to be the 'only dog', my rescue can't even take me to adoption events because I get too upset around strange dogs, so no one ever gets to see how pretty I am unless they put in what's called an application and come to see me. I love people, and children, I am nice and quiet, I'm what's called an 'inside dog' (I get allergies outside). Is there any hope for me, can I have a 3rd chance? I know some dogs don't even get a 2d chance, but,  Is there ANY chance I can have a new home for THIS Christmas? If you have it in your heart to give me that 3rd chance please contact my rescue at shelteranimalsadvocates.org or call my rescue lady Mary Lou at 803-334-1219. I promise I will love you forever.
Tasha's adoption fee is $150 (which includes all vetting  plus 1 month heartworm prevention and flea tick prevention and a bag of the food she is currently on) 

Mary Lou & December, Shelter Animals Advocates 'The Heartbeat Goes On' Christmas 2019




NOVEMBER 2019 NEWS -- Tuesday December 3rd, 2019

December 3, 2019: As of November 30  we had 3 dogs in heartworm treatment (Princess, Holly, Cherry(NA) and 2 finishing initial vetting (Sammy, Oliver Twist (NA). Jason, Joy and Heath [AK] finished their heartworm treatment and went to our partner rescue DSR, as did Coby, Duke (AK) and Caroline (NA) We pulled 3 dogs from another local rescue which is closing (Blue, Ollie and Cherry) and 5 dogs from North Augusta (Princess, Holly, Lady, Sammy, Oliver Twist, Princess (NA)  We have 5 dogs adoption ready Blade, Bella, Tasha, Blue and Ollie.  We had adoption events at Pet Smart  November 8-9-10 and Nov.30. We adopted  3 dogs  (Hawk )(Chewy and Lady (NA) and Rizzo (AK)  

 

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1180 dogs, including 799  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 (40 positive and 29 negative since Jan.1 2019) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

 

Thanks to Raising Aid for Dogs at Risk (RADAR) for help with funding for Princess and Holly this month. Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 


DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.


 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We pulled  5 dogs from North Augusta in November (Holly, Lady, Sammy, Oliver Twist, Princess).   North Augusta does no vetting of animals and costs locally to vet and spay-neuter a healthy animal range from $ 200-300. Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) for help with initial vetting on all 5 dogs.  As  Holly and Princess are HW positive, they are  being treated through our Heartbeat Program. 

We also pulled 3 dogs from The Ark, a North Augusta rescue which is closing. (Cherry, Ollie, Blue) They are all ready for adoption.

 

We are  circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control or AT LEAST help with the vetting of the North Augusta dogs.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.  Sign the petition online at  PETITION. or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned! North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia

 

LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In  November, we adopted out Chewy, Rizzo and Lady! Chewy was heartworm positive in North Augusta, Rizzo heartworm positive in Aiken, both were treated through our Heartbeat program. Lady was negative from North Augusta. All 3 have found great forever homes!

 

 

Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 5 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Blade, Bella[NA]  Blue, Ollie  and Tasha)  see them at  http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list 

 


HOME VISITS

Shelter Animals Advocates volunteers do home visits on all dogs adopted through our program within 2-3 weeks after adoption, to see how 'our dog' is fitting in to its new home and provide any assistance or resources the adopter may need. We are always available to our adopters by phone or email to discuss any concerns or issues that may arise (or share in happy news!) Here are  November home visits, (Hawk) Congratulations to these pups and their new families!


 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta  December 14 and 28    (check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!


VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2020 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




October 2019 NEWS -- Saturday November 2nd, 2019

November 2, 2019: As  October 31  we had 5 dogs in heartworm treatment (Joy, Heath, Jason(AK) Chewy,Thunder  (NA). Hawk completed HW treatment and was adopted and Ruby and Caspian completed treatment and went to DSR. We have 3 dogs in preparation for transport (Coby, Duke, [AK] Caroline [NA]) We have 4 dogs adoption ready Rizzo, Blade, Bella, Tasha.  We had adoption events at Pet Smart  October 5 and 26 and  adopted 1 dog (Hawk )  We pulled 7 dogs Jason, Joy, Heath, Coby, Duke [AK] Caroline, Thunder [NA]. Judy was returned and is now a permanent resident 

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1172 dogs, including 796  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 (37 positive and 26 negative since Jan.1 2019) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

Ruby and Caspian have completed their heartworm treatment and transported to our partner rescue in Connecticut, Dog Star Rescue. Happy trails!

Thanks to Raising Aid for Dogs at Risk (RADAR) for help with funding for Joy, Heath and Thunder this month. Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 


DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.


 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We pulled 2 dogs from North Augusta in September ( Caroline and Thunder).   North Augusta does no vetting of animals and costs locally to vet and spay-neuter a healthy animal range from $200-300. Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) for help with initial vetting on Caroline and Thunder.  As Thunder was HW positive, he is being treated through our Heartbeat Program. 

 

 

We are  circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control or AT LEAST help with the vetting of the North Augusta dogs.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.  Sign the petition online at  PETITION. or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned! North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia

 

LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In  October , we adopted out  Hawk, who was transferred from North Augusta to Aiken where he was adopted and returned. We then pulled him, and did his heartworm treatment as he was heartworm positive, and now he has found his forever home! 

 

 

Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 4 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Blade, Bella[NA]  Rizzo [AK]  and Tasha)  see them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list 

TASHA is now ready for her 3rd chance! 

   

Tasha was one of our Heartbeat alums, her first adopter returned her when her job changed. Her second home was perfect for her, a mom and 13 yr old boy and no other animals, unfortunately the boy then went to live with his dad and Tasha was left behind and mom returned her to us .. with a tumor on one leg. The tumor has been removed (non malignant) and Tasha is ready to try again ...Will the 3rd time be her charm? She is a snuggle bunny with low-medium energy. Tasha is sweet and friendly and loves people.  She should NOT be around cats or other dogs.  Tasha also has allergy issues (to grass) and needs to be an inside dog.  Tasha's adoption fee is $150 (which includes all vetting  plus 1 month heartworm prevention and flea tick prevention and a bag of the food she is currently on.     Tasha is an approximately 5 1/2 year old American Pitbull Terrier/Boxer mix that weighs about 50 lbs.   She is potty trained, kennel/crate trained, is GREAT with people.   

Tasha is now featured on the Bark Mart billboard (across from Sam's) in the hopes her forever adopter will see her and give us a call!       Please help us find Tasha a home!

 


HOME VISITS

Shelter Animals Advocates volunteers do home visits on all dogs adopted through our program within 2-3 weeks after adoption, to see how 'our dog' is fitting in to its new home and provide any assistance or resources the adopter may need. We are always available to our adopters by phone or email to discuss any concerns or issues that may arise (or share in happy news!) Here are October home visits, (Liam) Congratulations to these pups and their new families!

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta  November 8,9,10 (3 day adoptathon)    (check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!


VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2019 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWS -- Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

October 2, 2019: As  September 30  we had 4 dogs in heartworm treatment (Ruby, Caspian,(AK) Chewy (NA) Shirty, Madden and Barclay finished HW treatment and went to our partner rescue in CT (DSR) We have 5 dogs adoption ready Rizzo, Blade, Bella, Tasha, Hawk ).  We had adoption events at Pet Smart  Sept. 13,14,15. We adopted 2 dogs (Liam, Wyatt )  We pulled 5 dogs Ruby, Caspian, Liam, Wyatt, (AK) Chewy (NA)

 

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1166 dogs, including 793  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 (33 positive and 23 negative since Jan.1 2019) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

Thanks to Raising Aid for Dogs at Risk (RADAR) for help with funding for Caspian and Chewy. Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 


DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.


 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We pulled 1 dog from North Augusta in September (Chewy).   North Augusta does no vetting of animals and costs locally to vet and spay-neuter a healthy animal range from $200-300.  As he was HW positive, he is being treated through our Heartbeat Program.  Chewy's freedom ride!

 

We are  circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.  Sign the petition online at  PETITION. or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned! North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia

 

LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In  September  , we adopted out 2 dogs,  Liam and Wyatt! 

 

Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 4 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Blade, Bella[NA]  Rizzo [AK] Hawk (AK) and Tasha)  see them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list 

TASHA is now ready for her 3rd chance! 

   

Tasha was one of our Heartbeat alums, her first adopter returned her when her job changed. Her second home was perfect for her, a mom and 13 yr old boy and no other animals, unfortunately the boy then went to live with his dad and Tasha was left behind and mom returned her to us .. with a tumor on one leg. The tumor has been removed (non malignant) and Tasha is ready to try again ...Will the 3rd time be her charm? She is a snuggle bunny with low-medium energy. Tasha is sweet and friendly and loves people.  She should NOT be around cats or other dogs.  Tasha also has allergy issues (to grass) and needs to be an inside dog.  Tasha's adoption fee is $150 (which includes all vetting  plus 1 month heartworm prevention and flea tick prevention and a bag of the food she is currently on.     Tasha is an approximately 5 1/2 year old American Pitbull Terrier/Boxer mix that weighs about 50 lbs.   She is potty trained, kennel/crate trained, is GREAT with people.   

Tasha is now featured on the Bark Mart billboard (across from Sam's) in the hopes her forever adopter will see her and give us a call!       Please help us find Tasha a home!

 


HOME VISITS

Shelter Animals Advocates volunteers do home visits on all dogs adopted through our program within 2-3 weeks after adoption, to see how 'our dog' is fitting in to its new home and provide any assistance or resources the adopter may need. We are always available to our adopters by phone or email to discuss any concerns or issues that may arise (or share in happy news!) Here are September home visits, Abriana (now Priscilla) still a little scared to come out of her crate and meet strangers, Mary (a real love bug), Rosie (loving every minute) and Wyatt (now Cooper) happy as can be.  Congratulations to these pups and their new families!

 


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta  October 5 and 19.    (check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!


VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2019 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




AUGUST 2019 NEWS -- Monday September 2nd, 2019

September 2, 2019: As of August 31  we had 4 dogs in heartworm treatment ( Hawk, Barclay, Shorty, Madden) Tasha has recovered from surgery and is ready for adoption. Rosie completed her HW treatment and was adopted.  We have 4 dogs adoption ready Rizzo, Blade, Bella, Tasha . Judy and Blade were returned. We had adoption events at Pet Smart  August 10 and 24. We adopted 3 dogs ( Mary, Abriana, Rosie)  We pulled 1 dog (Hawk )

 


THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1162 dogs, including 790  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 (30 positive and 21 negative since Jan.1 2019) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

 

Thanks to Raising Aid for Dogs at Risk (RADAR) for help with funding for these dogs. Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 


DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.


 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

Aiken County accepted 1 dog from North Augusta in August (Hawk), he was adopted out but quickly returned. As he was heartworm positive, SAA then pulled him from Aiken. He is now in treatment through our HeartBeat Program and will be available for adoption once treatment completed.  North Augusta does no vetting of animals and costs locally to vet and spay-neuter a healthy animal range from $200-300. We are now circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.  Sign the petition online at  PETITION. or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned! North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia

 

LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In  August , we adopted out 3 dogs, Mary, Abriana and Rosie! (Mary had been returned to us with a skin infection which we cleared up, Abriana from Aiken came to us with an internal infection which we treated and Rosie from North Augusta was heartworm positive which we treated.)  

 

Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 4 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Blade, Bella[NA]  Rizzo [AK] and Tasha)  see them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list 

TASHA is now ready for her 3rd chance! 

   

Tasha was one of our Heartbeat alums, her first adopter returned her when her job changed. Her second home was perfect for her, a mom and 13 yr old boy and no other animals, unfortunately the boy then went to live with his dad and Tasha was left behind and mom returned her to us .. with a tumor on one leg. The tumor has been removed (non malignant) and Tasha is ready to try again ...Will the 3rd time be her charm? She is a snuggle bunny with low-medium energy. Tasha is sweet and friendly and loves people.  She should NOT be around cats or other dogs.  Tasha also has allergy issues (to grass) and needs to be an inside dog.  Tasha's adoption fee is $150 (which includes all vetting  plus 1 month heartworm prevention and flea tick prevention and a bag of the food she is currently on.      Tasha is an approximately 5 1/2 year old American Pitbull Terrier/Boxer mix that weighs about 50 lbs.   She is potty trained, kennel/crate trained, is GREAT with people.       

 


HOME VISITS

Shelter Animals Advocates volunteers do home visits on all dogs adopted through our program within 2-3 weeks after adoption, to see how 'our dog' is fitting in to its new home and provide any assistance or resources the adopter may need. We are always available to our adopters by phone or email to discuss any concerns or issues that may arise (or share in happy news!) Butch was adopted in July and had his home visit in August.

 


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta  September 13,14,15 and September 28.    (check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!


VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2019 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




JULY 2019 NEWS -- Saturday August 3rd, 2019

August 3, 2019: As July 31  we had 4 dogs in heartworm treatment (Rosie, Barclay, Shorty, Madden) Tasha is recovering from surgery, Mary from allergic reaction and Abriana infections, and 2 adoption ready ( Rizzo and Bella ). 2 dogs completed heartworm treatment and transported to DSR ( Peter, Lara [AK]). We had adoption events at Pet Smart  July 6 and 20. We adopted 2 dogs ( Blade and Butch [NA])  We pulled 3 dogs (Shorty, Madden, Bella)


THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1161 dogs, including 789  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 (29 positive and 21 negative since Jan.1 2019) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

COMPLETED TREATMENT in July

Left to right: Lara and Peter completed treatment and transported to DSR, Rizzo completed treatment and is available for adoption.

Thanks to Raising Aid for Dogs at Risk (RADAR) for help with funding. Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 


DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.


 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We pulled 1 dog from North Augusta  in July (Bella) Thanks to Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) for covering spay-neuter costs. North Augusta does no vetting of animals and costs locally to vet and spay-neuter a healthy animal range from $200-300. We are now circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.  Sign the petition online at  PETITION. or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned! North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia

Bella's Freedom Ride


LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In  July , we adopted out 2 dogs, but Blade was returned! Here is Butch (below)  Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 3 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Blade ,Bella[NA]  Rizzo [AK])  see them at  http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list   .


HOME VISITS

Shelter Animals Advocates volunteers do home visits on all dogs adopted through our program within 2-3 weeks after adoption, to see how 'our dog' is fitting in to its new home and provide any assistance or resources the adopter may need. We are always available to our adopters by phone or email to discuss any concerns or issues that may arise (or share in happy news!) Here are some of the home visits we did in June and July.

Left to right: Cynthia (now Lexy) home visit 7-14-19; Glory (now Ree) home visit 7-8-19); Kory (now Frankie) home visit 6-19-19

Left to right: Lucian (now Bear) home visit 6-7-19; Mara home visit 6-7-10; Natalie home visit 7-29-19

Left to right: Roy (now Koda) home visit 7-22-19; Smokey home visit 7-19-19; Shiloh (now Rosebud) home visit 7-31-19


UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta   August 10 and 24(check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!


VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2019 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




JUNE 2019 NEWS -- Tuesday July 2nd, 2019

July 2, 2019: As June 30  we had 5 dogs in heartworm treatment (Barclay, Russo, Lara, Peter [AK] Rosie [NA]) Tasha is readying for surgery, Abriana possible surgery, and 3 adoption ready ( Mary, Blade, Butch ). 5 dogs completed heartworm treatment and transported to DSR (Maverick, Brady, Lindy, Tremont [AK] Lola [NA]). We had adoption events at Pet Smart June 8 and 22. We adopted 7 dogs (Cinammon, Smokey [NA] Glory, Cynthia, Roy, Natalie and Shiloh [AK]))  We pulled 9 dogs ( Blade, Rosie, Butch [NA] Russo, Peter, Lara, Natalie, Shiloh, Abriana [AK]).  Mary was returned (after 9 months) and is ready for adoption.

 

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1158 dogs, including 787  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 (27 positive and 20 negative since Jan.1 2019) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 

DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.

 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We pulled 3 dogs from North Augusta  (Blade, Rosie, Butch) Thanks to Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) for covering spay-neuter costs. North Augusta does no vetting of animals and costs locally to vet and spay-neuter a healthy animal range from $200-300. We are now circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.  Sign the petition online at  PETITION. or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned! North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia

 

LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In  June , we adopted out 7 dogs, Cinammon, Smokey [NA] Glory, Cynthia, Roy, Natalie and Shiloh [AK] !  Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 3 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Blade ,Butch [NA] Mary (returned)  see them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list .

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta  July 6 and July 20(check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!

Here are some of our volunteers at an adoption event! Come join us, it's fun and you get to play with beautiful dogs! (Chalky is featured)

VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2019 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




MAY 2019 NEWS -- Sunday June 2nd, 2019

June 2, 2019: As May 31 we had 7 dogs in heartworm treatment (Cynthia, Brady, Lindy, Maverick, Barclay, Tremont [Aiken] Lola [NA]) , and 4 adoption ready (Roy, Glory, Cinnamon, Smokey ).  We had adoption events at Pet Smart May 17,18,19. We adopted 3 dogs (Lucian, Mara, Kory)  We pulled 5 dogs ( Barclay, Tremont, Glory, Roy (Aiken) and Smokey (NA). Tasha was returned (after a year) and has health issues we are treating. Sadly, Panzer is deceased (see obituary below) . 

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1149 dogs, including 783  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 (23 positive and 15 negative since Jan.1 2019) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

 

Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 

DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.

 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We pulled 1 dog from North Augusta  (Smokey) Thanks to Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) for covering spay-neuter costs. North Augusta does no vetting of animals and costs locally to vet and spay-neuter a healthy animal range from $200-300. We are now circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.  Sign the petition online at  PETITION. or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned! North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia

 

 

LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In  May , we adopted out 3 dogs, Kory, Lucian,  Mara!  Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 4 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Cinammon, Smokey (NA) Glory, Roy (Aiken)  see them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list .

 

ANGEL PANZER

Sadly, we had to say goodbye to Panzer in May.  Panzer had come to us in June 2018 . He was a owner surrender from a local Aiken county shelter that is located in North Augusta many don’t know exists.  His owners turned in 5 animals 2 dogs and 3 cats saying they had scabies.  We quickly needed to access this situation so we stepped up to have the animals skin scraped as we only had 72hrs to place animals from this shelter or they were euthanized.  Of the two dogs one looked wonderful and the other looked hideous.  The hideous ones name was Panzer and he looked/smelled awful.  Double ear infections, his skin was sloughing off.  The AC officer was very leery of him because the owners was claiming scabies and he looked every bit like he had something creepy crawling on him.  We had no idea of what kind of personality he had nothing to work from.  Mary Lou and I held our breath got him to the vet and had a skin scraping done.  He was negative.  Ear and skin infection was the diagnosis.. Although he reeked and was obviously uncomfortable he was a wonderfully nice, calm boy.  We had hope..  looking at him we knew it would be a long road to 100%.  We dedicated ourselves to daily then weekly baths.  We paid strict attention to his diet he started to look better however the ear infection would not leave.  It was constant.  So a few month later we decided to do an allergy test on him.  Our vet was just like us determined to ‘put clothes on him’  well his test came back he was highly allergic to Dust mites,beef,chicken and fish.  So we cleaned his kennel/bedding/ daily kept on with bath and found a limited ingredient diet that had no allergy trigger.  During all this time we loved this dog.  He was so well mannered, potty trained, smiling and happy all the time.  As time went on his skin started to heal, he loved baths and everyone.  In April 2019 we had hopes we may be able to put him up for adoption in a few months.  He was really looking good.  Then he developed lameness in his rear legs, first one then the other then 'magically' it cleared up with no residual effects. Then Saturday May 11 out of the blue...Panzer threw up.  He’s never thrown up.  Sunday Panzer was licking air and couldn't shut his mouth.  So Monday morning we sent him first thing to the vet.  All day observation three vets looking at him, numerous tests, Panzer was declining and could not now lower his head. He was kept under observation at the vets on steroids and fluids.. but he could not swallow. The diagnosis was Brain Tumor.  We had to let this wonderful dog who became a project for us go.  We were committed to give him all the time he needed to get him a good home he deserves.  A Brain tumor we could not fix.  It was not easy to let him go but we are committed to doing the right thing for our dogs, no matter how painful for us. Panzer crossed the bridge. He is no longer in pain and suffering. Until we meet again.  

Panzer when he first came to us in June 2018 ...

Panzer enjoying a bath, and, Panzer in April 2019 almost ready for adoption (before tragedy hit)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta  June 8 and 22(check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!

Here are some of our volunteers at an adoption event! Come join us, it's fun and you get to play with beautiful dogs! (Chalky is featured)

VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2019 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




April 2019 NEWS -- Saturday May 4th, 2019

May 4, 2019:  As of  April 30  we had 5 dogs in heartworm treatment (Cynthia, Brady, Lindy, Maverick[Aiken] Lola [NA]) 1 dog in treatment (skin) Panzer,   [North Augusta], and 4 adoption ready (Mara, Lucian, Kory, Cinnamon ).  We had adoption events at Pet Smart April 4 and 20. We adopted 3 dogs (Benson, Brutus, Judy) We transported 6 dogs to DSR (Byron, Uno, Penelope, red, Candy (AK) Jiggy (NA)  We pulled 4 dogs ( Cinnamon (NA) Cynthia, Brady, Lindy (Aiken) 

 

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1144 dogs, including 781  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 (21 positive and 12 negative since Jan.1 2019) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 

DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.

DONATION from ATC Biology Class

We received a wonderful donation of blankets, kongs and treats from Joy Colley's class at Aiken Technical College Biology Class! Thanks to all the wonderful young men and women there, our rescue dogs are happy!

 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We pulled 1 dogs from North Augusta  (Cinnamon) Thanks to Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) for covering spay-neuter costs. North Augusta does no vetting of animals and costs locally to vet and spay-neuter a healthy animal range from $200-300. We are now circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.  Sign the petition online at  PETITION. or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned! North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia

 

 

LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In  April , we adopted out 3 dogs, Benson, Brutus, and Judy!  Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 3 wonderful pooches now available for adoption ( Mara, Kory, Cinnamon)  see them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list .

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta  May 17,18,19(check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!

Here are some of our volunteers at an adoption event! Come join us, it's fun and you get to play with beautiful dogs! (Chalky is featured)

VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2019 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




March 2019 NEWS -- Thursday April 4th, 2019

April  4, 2019:  As of  March 31  we had 7 dogs in heartworm treatment ( Red, Candy, Byron, Uno, Penelope, Maverick[Aiken] Lola [NA]) 1 dog in treatment (skin) Panzer,   [North Augusta], and 1 adoption ready (Mara, ). We have 5 in initial vetting readying for adoption (Benson, Brutus, Kory, Lucian, Jiggy) We had adoption events at Pet Smart March 9 and 23  and at Rustic Elm March 16. We adopted out 6 dogs [Carson, Spenser, Lola, Millie, Boo, Titan] and Judy is in a foster to adopt. We pulled 7 dogs (Lola, Jiggy [NA] Maverick, Benson, Brutus, Kory, Lucian [Aiken]. Sadly Mia passed away after a freak accident.

 

 

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1140 dogs, including 777  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 (18 positive and 11 negative since Jan.1 2019) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 

DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.

 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We pulled 2 dogs from North Augusta  (Lola2 and Jiggy) Thanks to Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) for covering spay-neuter costs. North Augusta does no vetting of animals and costs locally to vet and spay-neuter a healthy animal range from $200-300. We are now circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to send the animals to Aiken County (which operates a top notch shelter) until such time as North Augusta can operate a humane and decent shelter and animal control.  If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.  Sign the petition online at  PETITION. or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned! North Augusta animals lives matter: Stop unnecessary euthanasia

 

LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In  March , we adopted out 6 dogs, Boo, Titan, Carson, Spenser, Millie and Lola!  Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 1 wonderful pooches now available for adoption ( Mara) with 5 who will be ready April 6!   see them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list .

 

AND, one of our adoptees from last month, Archer, and his new dad are being sponsored by Bikes 4 Vets for Archer's training as his dad's service dog!!!      Here is Mike Jones (  Bikes 4 Vets  )(L) Mary Lou Seymour (Shelter Animals Advocates, kneeling with Archer) Archer, and his adopter (R). Congratulations Archer, we know you'll do well in training and become an excellent service dog! Thank you Bikes 4 Vets for sponsoring Archer!

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta   April 6 and April 20(check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!

Here are some of our volunteers at an adoption event! Come join us, it's fun and you get to play with beautiful dogs! (Chalky is featured)

VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2019 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




February 2019 NEWS -- Sunday March 3rd, 2019

March 3, 2019: As of  Feb.28   we had 6 dogs in heartworm treatment ( Red, Candy, Byron, Uno, Penelope,[Aiken] Lola [NA]) 2 dogs in treatment (skin) Panzer, Judy ,  [North Augusta], and 3 adoption ready (Boo, Titan, Mara, ). We have 4 in initial vetting readying for adoption (Mia, Carson, Spenser, Millie) We had adoption events at Pet Smart Feb 2 and Feb. 22,23,24. We adopted 4 dogs locally[Roxie,Barley, Archer,Honcho] We transported 7 dogs to DSR after finishing heartworm treatment  (Mason, Rudolph, Marcelle, Baby, Duke [Aiken] and 2 heartworm negative dogs after vetting [Tyler,Cora]) We pulled 13 dogs in February(Tyler, Lola, Mia, [NA] Archer, Honcho, Cora,  Byron, Uno, Penelope, Carson, Spenser, Millie [AK]) Thanks to Raising Aid for Dogs at Risk for help with treatment funding for 5 dogs in February and to Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) with spay-neuter for 3 dogs.

 

 

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1133 dogs, including 776  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 (12 positive and 10 negative since Jan.1 2019) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 

DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.

 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We pulled 3 dogs from North Augusta  (Tyler, Mia and Lola) Thanks to Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) for covering spay-neuter costs. North Augusta does no vetting of animals and costs locally to vet and spay-neuter a healthy animal range from $ 200-300. We are joining FONAA in circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to improve conditions at the pound to allow vetting of the animals and allow volunteers access. If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.  Sign the petition online at FONAA PETITION. or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned! 

 

LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In February , we adopted out 4 dogs,  Barley, Roxie, Archer and Honcho!  Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 7 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Boo, Titan, Mara, Mia, Carson, Spenser and Millie)   see them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list .

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta   March 9 and March 23 and at Rustic Elm March 16(check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!

Here are some of our volunteers at an adoption event! Come join us, it's fun and you get to play with beautiful dogs! (Chalky is featured)

VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2019 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




January 2019 NEWS -- Sunday February 3rd, 2019

February 3, 2019:  As of  Jan 31  we had 7 dogs in heartworm treatment (Mason, Rudolph, Red, Marcelle, Baby, Duke, Candy[Aiken]) 2 dogs in treatment (skin) Panzer, Judy ,  [North Augusta], and 4 adoption ready (Boo, Titan, Mara, Roxie).  We had adoption events at Pet Smart  January 5  We transported 5 dogs to DSR after finishing heartworm treatment and vetting (Miles,Bristol, Pluto, Snow, Daisy)   We had 1 adoption this month (Bob)  Barley was in a foster to adopt and her adoption was finalized Feb.2. . Roxie (from 2016) was returned and was adopted Feb.2. We received a donation of collars and leashes from Max and Neo. Thanks to Raising Aid for Dogs at Risk (RADAR) for help with funding 2 heartworm positive dogs in January.

 THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1117 dogs, including 772  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 ( 6 HW positive and 1 negative since Jan.1 2019) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 

DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.

 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

 We are joining FONAA in circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to improve conditions at the pound to allow vetting of the animals and allow volunteers access. If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.  Sign the petition online at FONAA PETITION. or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned! 

LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In  January , we adopted out 1 dogs, Bob from North Augusta. Feb.2 we adopted out Roxie and Barley.   Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 3 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Boo, Titan, and Mara)   see them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list .

UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta   Feb.2 and Feb. 22-24 (check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!

Here are some of our volunteers at an adoption event! Come join us, it's fun and you get to play with beautiful dogs! (Chalky is featured)

VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2019 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 




Petition asks North Augusta animal control for better vetting, transparency -- Sunday January 27th, 2019

  • NORTH AUGUSTA — A petition to the North Augusta City Council has been circulating online regarding vulnerable animals in the city and, as of Friday, 5,933 people have signed the Change.orgpetition, called “Stop Convenience Killing Homeless Pets In North Augusta, SC.”

    The petition was started by Friends of North Augusta Animals, or FONAA. Tyler Galles, President of FONAA, said the organization has nearly 400 signatures on a paper petition.

    He said FONAA believes the requests are “reasonable, low cost, and could be completed in 2019 with appropriate action by city leadership.”

  • FONAA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization advocating for animals in the City of North Augusta by working with the city, rescue groups and the community.

    FONAA’s petition requests six things from the city, including veterinary services, collaborating with Aiken County’s animal shelter, permitting onsite volunteers, promoting spay/neuter and registration programs, more transparency on the annual report, and only euthanizing animals if there is no space and all rescue partners have had the chance to save the animal.

    During a City Council meeting in Sept. 2017, Council unanimously passed a resolution regarding a rescue partner agreement, allowing animal rescues to pull adoptable strays from the city’s animal control facility on Claypit Road.

    Mary Lou Seymour, rescue coordinator with Shelter Animals Advocates, one of the partner rescues, spoke during this month's City Council meeting, addressing many of the issues mentioned in the petition.

    Seymour said the citizens of North Augusta “are not receiving quality animal control services.”

    One of Seymour’s comments related to the lack of veterinarian services animals receive prior to rescues being able to pull them from the facility, saying the cost of vetting a healthy animal is $200, and Shelter Animals Advocates adoption fee is $150.

    “Obviously we lose $50 per animal. It’s very hard to get rescues to pull from North Augusta because they can go to any other shelter around here and pull a fully vetted animal for $35,” she said.

    While speaking, Seymour pulled out a stack of papers, saying they were veterinarian invoices from the animals Shelter Animals Advocates pulled from the North Augusta facility. Seymour said they totaled $11,112.62.

    Seymour said North Augusta’s facility was a “palace” compared to a neighboring county’s facility, but said North Augusta animal control hasn’t made any of the simple changes they have asked for.

    One request on the petition asks the city not to euthanize animals if there is space to hold them, or before rescues have had a chance to pull them.

    “We have been told that they won’t kill the animals because of space, however, around September when they were having all the hurricanes, we had two animals in there, Bud and Barley,” Seymour said to Council. “Nobody else would pull them of course, and we asked the animal control (officer) if he would hold them for a few days because we could not transport to our northern rescue, so our kennels were full. And he said 'no.'

    "There’s plenty of space in that pound.” 

     

    Galles said city officials have said animals are only euthanized based on space, but the kennels have never been full when animals are euthanized.

    "FONAA is petitioning to immediately put in place a more flexible policy for euthanasia that was based on available space and gave all the rescue partners more time to arrange for fosters of potential adoptions," he said.

    "This is an action the city could immediately take for little to no cost, and would be of great help to the rescue efforts in North Augusta."

    North Augusta’s animal control department is run by Officer Mike Strauss, who is a trained veterinary assistant, but also works as a public safety officer, firefighter and first responder.

    Galles said FONAA does not support any negative rhetoric towards Strauss, and said the current facility is not the issue.

    “FONAA does agree the current animal control facility is clean, and well maintained, and disagree with some public perception that the facility is deplorable,” Galles said.

    “FONAA concerns are more with the policies listed in the petition ... including the lack of vet care provided, the 72 hour rule, no volunteer program, no support for spay/neuter services, and no set public adoption hours,” he said.

    For FONAA's information go to the group's Facebook page

NORTH AUGUSTA — A petition to the North Augusta City Council has been circulating online regarding vulnerable animals in the city and, as of Friday, 5,933 people have signed the Change.orgpetition, called “Stop Convenience Killing Homeless Pets In North Augusta, SC.”

The petition was started by Friends of North Augusta Animals, or FONAA. Tyler Galles, President of FONAA, said the organization has nearly 400 signatures on a paper petition.

He said FONAA believes the requests are “reasonable, low cost, and could be completed in 2019 with appropriate action by city leadership.”




December 2018 NEWS -- Tuesday January 1st, 2019

December  31, 2018 : As of  Dec.31  we had 6 dogs in heartworm treatment (Mason, Ralston, Miles, Bristol, Pluto and Snow [Aiken])2 dogs in treatment  Panzer (skin) , Judy (kidney stones) ,  [North Augusta], 2 finishing initial vetting [Shelby, Daisy [North Augusta) and 3 adoption ready (Boo, Titan, Bob).  We had adoption events at Pet Smart   December 1 and 15.  We transported 7 North Augusta shelter dogs to DSR after finishing vetting(Nicole, McKenzie, Ted, Guiness, Dash, Reggie, Minnie)  We had 2 adoptions this month (Megan and Cookie)  Barley is in a foster to adopt. We pulled Cookie [Aiken]and vetted and adopted her. We received a donation of dog food, beds, collars leashes, toys, treats and cash from Joy Colley's class at Aiken Tech Biology Department.  Thanks to Raising Aid for Dogs at Risk (RADAR) for helping with treatment funding on 6 dogs in December.
 

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1111 dogs, including 766  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 (50 positive and 35 negative since Jan.1 2018) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )    All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 

DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE 

DONATE BY DEC.31 to deduct on this year's taxes!

 

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel. We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.

 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We pulled 2 dogs from North Augusta (Shelby and Daisy) at the 11th hour on December 14, both were heartworm negative and have now been spayed and had all vaccinations . Thanks to Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) for covering vetting costs. North Augusta does no vetting of animals and costs locally to vet and spay-neuter a healthy animal range from $ 200-300. We are joining FONAA in circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to improve conditions at the pound to allow vetting of the animals and allow volunteers access. If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.  Sign the petition online at FONAA PETITION. or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned! 

 

LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In December , we adopted out 2 dogs, Cookie and Megan!  Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 4 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Boo, Titan, and Bob)   see them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list .

DONATION from ATC Biology Class

We received a wonderful donation of dog beds, food, treats, collars, leashes, toys and cash from Joy Colley's class at Aiken Technical College Biology Class! Thanks to all the wonderful young men and women there, our rescue dogs had a great holiday season!        Many Thanks!!!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta   January 5 and 19 (check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!

Here are some of our volunteers at an adoption event! Come join us, it's fun and you get to play with beautiful dogs! (Chalky is featured)

VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2019 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible. 


Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd. Graniteville  SC  29829

The 'only way out' for many animals in rural South Carolina shelters




Petition to North Augusta City Council -- Thursday December 20th, 2018

 Shelter Animals Advocates is joining FONAA in circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to improve conditions at the pound to allow vetting of the animals and allow volunteers access. If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know.    Sign the petition online at   FONAA PETITION.   or come by one of our events to sign and stay tuned!  

 

Friends of North Augusta Animals would like to petition the City of North Augusta to improve animal welfare services and initiate best practices for the homeless dogs and cats in our city. 

While many surrounding cities have adopted the no-kill philosophy, North Augusta, SC remains a kill facility.  The city has a single animal control officer who has other significant city service responsibilities.  The city will NOT allow a volunteer program in the shelter insisting it is only a holding facility.  The city; however, is only holding the animals there for death unless rescue groups and concerned citizens can work a miracle to find placement for dogs in 3 days without knowing the health or temperament of the dog(s).

Animals held by the city are NOT given veterinary care outside of city contracted killing.  The city will NOT allow volunteers to assist in caring for, socializing, or even photographing the dogs at the facility.  The facility can ONLY be visited by appointment.  

The ACO is left to decide which animals are adoptable and which are not based on his limited interaction with them at the shelter.  Dogs are held for the mandated 5 day stray hold period.  The dogs are then given 72 hours to find a rescue and then scheduled to be killed despite having ample kennel space available at the facility.

Please sign this petition so that we can help the dogs and cats of North Augusta by:

1)  Providing veterinary health services including vaccinations, heartworm tests, and an exam to determine needed further medical care for sick/injured pets

2)  End the practice of convenience killing after the stray hold and 72 hour period

3) Establish relationships with local no-kill shelters and rescues to assist when the North Augusta shelter is at capacity

4)  Promote spay/neuter and responsible pet ownership through a spay and neuter voucher program and pet registration system

5)  Transparency for the citizens of North Augusta regarding animal welfare practices including better communication with rescue groups, documentation of intake, adoption, transfer to rescue, and euthanasia

6)  Permit an onsite volunteer program to improve the quality of life of the dogs and cats at the city shelter and lessen the burden of the only animal control officer.

Steps already taken:

1)  Concerned citizens, non profit organization, and rescue groups have discussed the need for change with the city administrator 

2)  Presented city council with steps to take to move away from convenience killing at the city shelter and move towards becoming a no kill shelter

3)  Circulated a paper petition to raise awareness and educate the public.

We will be presenting the petition in January or February. If you'd like to keep informed see the FONAA  Facebook page




November 2018 NEWS -- Sunday December 2nd, 2018

December 2, 2018   As of  November 30 we had 2 dogs in treatment (skin) Panzer, Judy,  [North Augusta] 7  finished vetting and awaiting transport (Nicole, McKenzie, Ted, Guiness, Dash, Reggie, Minnie [North Augusta]and 4 adoption ready (Boo, Titan, Bob, Megan)  We had adoption events at Pet Smart  Nov.9,10,11. We transported 3 dogs to DSR after finishing HW treatment Chalky, Rose, Bindi [North Augusta] We had 3 adoptions this month (Candy, Bud, Dallas) (Dallas was returned and re-adopted, Megan was adopted and returned) Barley is in a foster to adopt. 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We pulled  6 dogs in November  from North Augusta , Ted, Bob, Guinness, Reggie, Minnie and Dash who are finished their vetting and ready for transport or adoption.  Thanks to  Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) f or starting a program in April to donate $ 35 per dog and $ 25 per cat rescued from the North Augusta Shelter to the rescue pulling the animal. This helps  alleviate the high cost of pulling from North Augusta, which does no vetting or heartworm testing,  it costs around $ 200 to initially vet an animal (vaccinations, fecal, HW test, spay-neuter, deworming) even if it doesn't have a major issue like heartworms, skin issues, or need surgery.  Fortunately ALL dogs pulled from North Augusta tin November were HW negative.

We are joining FONAA in circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to improve conditions at the pound to allow vetting of the animals and allow volunteers access. If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know. 

 

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1102 dogs, including 760  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 (43 positive and 33 negative since Jan.1 2018) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and FONAA and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )  An example  was Lil Red, who was heartworm positive last year and adopted from her shelter on 'slow kill', she was found wandering this year, the owner did not reclaim, and she was still heartworm positive ... THIS time, she was treated and is heartworm negative and  went to a responsible home.  (This happens QUITE often with dogs adopted on 'slow kill' and we will not let this happen to OUR dogs. )  All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 

DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE   

We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel.

LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In November , we adopted out 3 dogs, (Bud, Candy and dallas (who was returned and readopted).  Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 4 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Boo, Titan, Megan and Bob)   see them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list .

UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta   December 1 and 15.  (check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!

Here are some of our volunteers at an adoption event! Come join us, it's fun and you get to play with beautiful dogs! (Chalky is featured)

VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2018 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible




October 2018 NEWS -- Tuesday November 6th, 2018

November 6, 2018 :  
As of  October 31  , we had 3 dogs in HW treatment Nicole, Barley [North Augusta] Rosie [Greenwood] 2 in treatment (skin) Panzer, Judy,  [North Augusta] 2 waiting initial vetting [Bindi, Candy [North Augusta]and 4 adoption ready (Boo, Chalky,Titan, Bud)  We had adoption events at Pet Smart  Oct 13 and Oct.26. We transported 5 dogs to DSR after finishing HW treatment (George, Halee, Holloway, Pippy, Kali) We had 3 adoptions this month (Tinkerbell, Kira, Keith)

 

Special thanks to Raising Aid for Dogs at Risk (RADAR)for helping fund HW treatment on 1 dog in October.   Funds raised through the HeartBeat program (and RADAR) are disbursed directly to the veterinarians, kennels and transporters who help us save these dogs. Our goal is to provide our partner rescues and adopters with healthy adoptable dogs. We address ALL issues a dog may have, including behavior-temperament as well as medical. 

THE HEARTBEAT GOES ON

We have saved 1094 dogs, including 760  HW+ dogs from area shelters since we started this program in August 2013 (43 positive and 25 negative since Jan.1 2018) PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us.

The Heart Beat Goes on program is designed to work with area shelters to raise funds for dogs to safely put them through treatment. We do NOT do so called 'slow kill treatment' (which is nothing more than doxy and regular heartworm preventive, which does NOT kill adult worms, they still have to 'die of old age'. )  An example  was Lil Red, who was heartworm positive last year and adopted from her shelter on 'slow kill', she was found wandering this year, the owner did not reclaim, and she was still heartworm positive ... THIS time, she was treated and is heartworm negative and  went to a responsible home.  (This happens QUITE often with dogs adopted on 'slow kill' and we will not let this happen to OUR dogs. )  All our HeartBeat dogs receive 'fast kill' treatment so they are completely rid of the disease in 2-3 months. Heart worm disease does not have to be a shelter dog's DEATH sentence.  It is treatable.  Every dog YOU help us save , helps us not only treat that dog but educate area shelters.  Your help dispels the myths associated with these  unfortunate diagnosed dogs. 

We can not do this without the help of our donors and sponsors, as well as our faithful 'keyboard rescuers' who help network these dogs. It takes a village, and we thank all who help, each month, from the bottom of our hearts.

We invite you to join us in this journey! You can donate by credit card or PayPal or paper check. 

DONATE   http://www.shelteranimalsadvocates.org/info/donate or by paper check to Shelter Animals Advocates 115 Bettis Academy Rd Graniteville SC 29829

DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE   

We are delighted to give status updates on ANY of the dogs we save and we are happy to provide references from rescues, veterinarians and transporters who have worked with us. Contact us at onlywayout@outlook.com or watch our FaceBook page or website for updates or call 803-334-1219.

CONTACT   : Mary Lou at 803-334-1219 or onlywayout@outlook.com

The HeartBeat Program raises funds for treatment to help rescues pay vets and/or kennels if a dog must be boarded during treatment or transport to a fostering rescue. Funds raised are paid directly to the vet or kennel.

LOCAL  ADOPTION PROGRAM

In October, we adopted out 3 dogs, Keith, Kira [North Augusta] and Tinkerbell [Hampton] Our adoption program for the dogs we have saved and treated and could not find a rescue to take them (mostly bully breeds) and other area shelter dogs currently has 4 wonderful pooches now available for adoption (Boo, Chalky,  Bud and Titan)   see them at http://shelter-animals-advocates.rescuegroups.org/animals/list .

 

NORTH AUGUSTA PROJECT

We pulled  2 dogs in October from North Augusta , Bindi and Candy, who are in foster. Thanks to  Friends of North Augusta Animals (FONAA) f  or starting a program in April to donate $35 per dog and $25 per cat rescued from the North Augusta Shelter to the rescue pulling the animal. This helps  alleviate the high cost of pulling from North Augusta, which does no vetting or heartworm testing,  it costs around $200 to initially vet an animal (vaccinations, fecal, HW test, spay-neuter, deworming) even if it doesn't have a major issue like heartworms, skin issues, or need surgery.  Bindi and Candy are HW negative and will soon be ready for adoption.

We are joining FONAA in circulating a petition to North Augusta City Officials to improve conditions at the pound to allow vetting of the animals and allow volunteers access. If you'd like to help with this effort, let us know. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Adoptions  at Pet Smart  North Augusta   November 9, 10, 11 (check our current list of adoptables for attendees!) Come on by to find your new BFF or just to say 'hi'!

Here are some of our volunteers at an adoption event! Come join us, it's fun and you get to play with beautiful dogs! (Chalky is featured)

VOLUNTEERS  & FOSTERS NEEDED

If you are local (Aiken SC-Augusta GA area), we always need help with adoption events ,dog walking, fostering, yard sales, local transport, home checks etc. PLEASE give us a call if you can help. 

Your support means everything to the animals we are trying so hard to save. PLEASE help us continue this lifesaving mission, these dogs have NO ONE but us. Bless you for your trust and belief in us, and we look forward to saving many more dogs  in 2018 with your help!

Mary Lou and December 

You can also help HeartBeat by selecting us as 'your' charity on EBay, Amazon Smiles, IGive, Shop for your Cause and Kroger Community rewards at NO cost to you! For a complete list of our charitable giving partners and other places you can shop and help HeartBeat dogs see our  Shop & Save HW+ Dogs page. This really DOES add up.

Shelter Animals Advocates is a non-profit corporation, registered as a public charity in the state of South Carolina. We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, date of determination 2-29-16, effective date 11-18-15, EIN 47-5592668. Donations to Shelter Animals Advocates are tax deductible