These dogs are NOT up for adoption at this time, but they do need your help. Please consider sponsoring one of our dogs in need. Your donation will go to help pay for their food, supplies, heartworm prevention and veterinary expenses until they are healthy enough for adoption or to live out their life in a loving foster home. Thank you.
Sweet Izzy was rescued from an abusive environment. We will never understand how someone can beat a dog. Great care is being taken with her to trust again and let her know she will be cared for. She is only 8 monhts old, has gone into heat, and she has coccidia, hook and tape worms. After all she has been through she is showing us she wants love and attention. She will very slowly come to your feet and accept touch. She has also started playing with her toys. Please consider donating to her care. UPDATE: We thought Izzy was putting on needed weight, but she is pregnant. She will deliver around the end of May.
NAOMI AND HER PUPPIES
Naomi and her puppies were left at the San Marcos Shelter. Naomi was horribly thin, ribs and spine showing and her milk was drying up. The puppies, only 3 weeks old had to be weaned immediately. Sadly, Naomi is also heartworm positive. She is improving very slowly. The puppies are eating well and are very playful. We think they look a little like maltipoos, especially the ones with curly hair. There are 2 females (Dot & Ebony) and 3 males (Domino, Deuce & Oreo). The puppies will be available for adoption at 8 weeks of age, around June 1st. Please consider donating to Naomi's care. She will be in our system for months while we treat her heartworms.
TANK - GUNNER - ROSIE
One of our adopters rescued a small Terrier mix and her puppies. The mom of the pups was biten by a snake and died. We took in these sweet little babies, barely 3 weeks old and less than a pound each. It was touch and go for a few days. They now eat on their own and are gaining weight. Their mom was solid tan like Gunner, but these babies look a little like Jack Russells. They will be available for adoption after June 4th.
OUR MASCOT - Champ always greets you with his smile and wagging tail. We were devastated to learn that Champ has Osteosarcoma in his back leg. His leg was amputated in December of 2012. He is no longer on any pain medication and his mobility is great. We have found a foster home where he can live out the rest of his life. We cannot rescue him from his fate, but we will be by his side at the end. Please consider a donation to Champ’s care. Follow Champ's story
WAG Rescue offers the residents of Wimberley spay or neuter vouchers for their dog through Emancipet. If you need financial assistance getting your dog spayed or neutered please email. Include your name, address, phone #, name of dog, male or female, breed & age. You must schedule your own appointment with Emancipet. Once you have an appointment we will provide the voucher.
The mobile clinic comes to Wimberley the 3rd Wednesday of the month, sometimes an additional day. They park their van in the Brookshire Brothers parking lot. You must have an appointment. The appointments fill up quickly, especially for large dogs, so book your appointment early. To make an appointment for your pet for the mobile clinic, go to the Emancipet website and complete their appointment form. You will be emailed a confirmation. If no internet, call 512-587-7729. Below are local mobile clinic location dates. Check their website for more locations.
The next clinic days:
May 15th & May 29th
April 16th, May 7th, May 21st
April 22nd, May 13th
**Emancipet no longer offers a monthly walk up clinic at their mobile van.
They will begin offering walk up clinics quarterly to be scheduled soon rotating in the various towns.**
DUMPING - ABANDONING DOGS IS AGAINST THE LAW!
Section 42.09 of the Texas Penal Code prohibits the intentional cruel treatment of animals. Under current Texas Law, cruel treatment of animals is forbidden. The following actions define cruel punishment:
1. Torturing an animal
2. Failing to provide food, care or shelter
3. Abandoning an animal (*see note below)
4. Transporting or confining an animal in a cruel manner
5. Killing, seriously injuring or poisoning an animal
6. Causing an animal to fight with another (see info on recently passed Texas Legislature HB 916 here).
7. Using a live animal as a lure in a dog race
8. Tripping a horse
9. Injuring an animal belonging to another person
10. Seriously overworking an animal.
(* Note: Texas law defines abandonment (“dumping”) as the act of abandoning an animal in the person’s custody without making reasonable arrangements for assumption of custody by another person. “Custody” includes responsibility for the health, safety, and welfare of an animal subject to the person’s care and control, regardless of ownership of the animal. When an animal is in a person’s custody, the law states necessary food, care, and shelter must be provided to the extent required to maintain the animal is in a state of good health.)
People who resort to this senseless behavior of abandonment can be punished under the Texas Animal Cruelty Act as a Class A Misdemeanor under Texas Penal Code 42.09 which carries a $4,000 fine and up to a year in jail. This offense becomes a state jail felony if the person has been convicted two previous times.
WAG RESCUE HAS A NEW PHONE NUMBER 512-847-3200
WATCH OUR VIDEO
WAG Rescue’s new video has debuted. The professional piece produced in high definition by videographers Kevin Huffaker and Dean Brennan tells the story of WAG Rescue first hand from fosters, donors and volunteers. We are most grateful to Catherine Lee, the internationally renowned artist and dog lover in Wimberley, for underwriting the video. We believe that it will create greater awareness about WAG Rescue and help take the organization to another level. Please click here to see the video on YouTube. We would greatly appreciate you sharing this link with your friends and family. Spread the word about WAG Rescue.
WAG Rescue has a consignment - retail store - Treasures on Twelve. The store carries an eclectic variety of items, gently used antiques, furniture, artwork, ceramics, hand-made jewelry and of course, pet items. The store is located at 13620 RR 12, building A in the back of the parking lot (across the street from the Burger Barn) in beautiful Wimberley, Texas. GOOGLE MAP
Check out the video about our store on Road Trippin
Treasures on Twelve
Tuesday - Saturday, 10a-4p.
If you would like to donate or consign items please email or call Charlotte, our store manager, and leave a message at 512-847-3858. Donations and consignments by appointment please. Proceeds from our store benefit our dog rescue and adoption efforts. Your donations are tax deductible.
Please do not call our store with dog matters, lost & found, adoptions, etc. Please leave a message at 512-847-3200 or email. Thank you.
We are looking for volunteers to work at our store. Can you spare 3 hours once a week? Please email Susan if you can help.
WAG Rescue is a volunteer supported organization. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization, and we could not rescue and adopt out our dogs without their help. Please read about the many ways you can help the dogs by becoming a WAG Rescue Volunteer…
The foster family is a very important part of WAG Rescue. It’s through the generous hearts and homes of fosters that we ensure the animals who come into our care will never again be alone, hungry, sick, or afraid. We can only rescue as many dogs as we have foster homes available. All we ask is for you to open your heart and your home to a dog in need of a second chance. Please read about our Foster Care Program…
If you can’t adopt – foster
If you can’t foster – volunteer
If you can’t volunteer – donate
If you can’t donate – educate, network, spread the word
EVERYONE can do SOMETHING to help save a dog.
Dog Adoption Day - May 18th at King Feed, RR12, 10a to 2p. Please come out and see some of our adoptable dogs. All available adult dogs have been fully vetted, they are heartworm negative, micro chipped and they have been spayed or neutered.
Puppies have been vetted, dewormed and had their shots current for their age. If you adopt a puppy from us, WAG Rescue provides a spay/neuter voucher through Emancipet.
We do not have a faciity, but are always willing to set up a meet & greet with our dogs at our store, Treasures on Twelve. Just email, and we will set up a convenient time. Thank you. Come meet our precious pups!
HAYS COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
The Hays County Sheriff’s Office has 4 Animal Control Officers (ACOs), patrolling 688 square miles, with the exception of the city of San Marcos, City of Kyle, and City of Buda. The Animal Control Division strives to ensure the safety of the citizens and the humane treatment of all animals in Hays County.
Hays County contracts with the San Marcos Animal Shelter, 512-805-2650. Any stray or impounded animal picked up Animal Control will be housed at the San Marcos Animal Shelter. It is the pet owners responsibility to go to the San Marcos Shelter to identify and claim their pet.
Just a reminder to all of our dog owners, Hays County has an animal restraint law: Meaning your dog must be restrained at all times by fence or leash.