animal rescue

THE MANY WHYS OF RESCUE

By Nomi Berger Why adopt a rescue pup or dog? Why not buy one from an ad on the Internet or from a pet store? Why not buy one from a breeder? There are many reasons — all of them humane. The growth of the Internet has spurred the growth of ads selling pets. But it also provides anonymity to a more insidious growth:

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A YEAR OF RESCUE RESOLUTIONS

By Nomi Berger Have you thought of adding some new and different resolutions to your traditional New Year’s list? Have you ever thought of getting involved in the world of rescue, but didn’t quite know how? Here then, are twelve different ways – one for each month of the year – for you to resolve to make a difference in the lives of rescue

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Why Spay and Neuter Your Pets?

By Nomi Berger   The problem of pet overpopulation is a global one and requires a solution on a global scale. But like every journey that begins with a single step, this particular journey must begin with every pet owner. Those who do their part and act responsibly by spaying and neutering their cherished family pets. Spaying (removing the ovaries and uterus of a

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Samantha the Survivor

Pictured: Samantha with her foster siblings. Samantha is a two-year old Doberman mix who weighs approximately 40 pounds. Samantha has had a lot of ups and downs in her short life, and through them all she has emerged as a survivor: Samantha was hit by a car last year in Tennessee where she was living before she came to TAGS. A nearby shelter was called

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How Do You Know You’re Ready to Adopt?

This post was written by our newest blogger, Torianne Allen! She combined feedback that some our supporters shared on our Facebook page with general tips to break down the main reasons people know when they are – or aren’t – ready to adopt a furry friend.  <> <> <> Are you aware of the responsibilities that come with adopting a pet? When you tell

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December Adoptions!

We are thrilled to announce that 10 pets were adopted in December, bringing our total for the year to 85! (Click on the image to view a larger version) Check out our Facebook album to look back through a year’s worth of adoptions. We hope you enjoy remembering who you helped find homes for by sharing, liking, or talking about our adoptable pets. Let’s

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Why I Volunteer: Shelley

Shelley began volunteering with TAGS in 2012. At our recent volunteer dinner, she was awarded with a 1-year pin and congratulated for banking over 100 volunteer hours. Below, she tells us all about why she joined TAGS, what roles she has, and what keeps her going.   1. What encouraged you to become a volunteer with TAGS? Since finishing my education, moving out and

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Save a Life – Become a Foster Parent!

Today we have a special feature on our blog- a video! It provides insight about the experience of becoming a foster parent for a rescued animal.  One of our volunteers and foster parents, Courtney Bernard, put this together. Enjoy!  As 2013 winds down to a close, we ask that you look forward into 2014 and ask yourself what you can do to give back

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New Foster Program Coming Soon!

For many years, TAGS has received calls from women who are victims of domestic violence. Why would they call an animal rescue? Because while they know they can find safety if they leave their abusive households, they are hesitant to do so when it means leaving behind their animal companion(s). Many women who are victims of domestic violence have reported that their partners have

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Paws N’ Hearts Jamboree!

TAGS (The Animal Guardian Society) and Guardians Promoting Animal Wellness  (GPAWS) are partners in hosting an outdoor fundraiser event next Saturday, September 14, 2013. 100% of the money raised from the event will go to animal rescue. Location and how to get there: Tickets: $7 in advance and $10 at the door. *Kids under 12 are free* Email your ticket request to tagsinfo@yahoo.ca. Door Prizes: Drawn every

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