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.
This is Rico. He is a Heeler pup about 8 weeks old. The owner could not care for him and was overwhelmed. The puppy is full of Hookworms, Round Worms, Tape Worms and positive for Coccidia and underweight. Sadly he got this puppy off of Craigslist. He was told this puppy was 3 months, the puppy is clearly 8 - 10 weeks. Nothing is meant negative against the owner or Craigslist, but in general, it is not the place to get a puppy or dog. Please be aware it is much safer to get your dog or puppy from a shelter or rescue group. Make sure the puppy has been cared for, dewormed, vaccinated. PLEASE do not give puppies as gifts this holiday season. Approach getting a new pet as you would any major life event, an informed decision taking the pets well being into consideration.
Tiger was dumped, full of fleas and a bad bacterial skin infection. It is taking antibiotics and multiple baths to clear him of the weeping sores on his body. Tiger is a Lab mix, 5 months old. He should be well in a few weeks and ready for adoption.
EMMET & EMMA
Poor Emmet was abandoned and with the worst case of Demodex Mange we have ever seen. You can only imagine his pain and discomfort. Out in the rain with the storms we have been having. He and his sister were found in two different very remote areas of Wimberley a few days apart. We have enough information to know that they were dumped. No, we don't know who the owner is and we are sad the owners resorted to dumping them. We are all about the dogs and our focus now is helping these dogs heal physically and emotionally. Emma also has Demodex Mange, but not as severe. They are about 5 months old, 35# and Staffordshire Terrier mix, as they have rear dew claws they may have some Great Pyrenees in the mix, although that does not show on their coat. If you would like to foster please call 512-847-3200. Please consider a donation to help us care for the puppies. Thank you.
HOPE & FAITH
Wag Rescue received a call about two found dogs Sept 19th. They were laying in the front yard of a house on a cul-de-sac in River Mountain Subdivision. We never know what we will find when we go to get a found dog, but this was the worst we have ever seen. Both females, Boxer & Boxer mix, one heavily pregnant and so malnourished we don’t know how the pregnant female was alive. We took them to the vet immediately. They both have hookworms, extremely malnourished and heartworm positive. The younger female dog has a uterine infection and the vet said the pregnant one would deliver at any moment.
Well, the female delivered 12 hours after rescuing them. She had 12 puppies, but lost two. She did a great job and the puppies are beautiful, although they will have hookworms. The younger female was spayed the next day. Both are in a great foster home. We are having to tube feed the puppies twice a day to supplement the mother’s milk. We have named the mama Hope and the younger female, Faith. We have hope & faith in getting them healthy and finding them loving homes.
Update: We lost another puppy. The rest of the litter, 9, are doing great. Hope is nursing well, but we are continuing to bottle feed twice a day. Faith is recovering from her spay surgery.
Update 10-4: Hope has started having seizures from low calcium and we have had to wean the puppies immediately. They are adjusting to tubing and bottle feeding. Hope has only gained an ounce in a week and still anemic. We are watching Hope closely and pray she will get better.
Update 10-21: Hope is vastly improved. Still anemic, but gaining weight and more active. Her puppies are all eating "mush" out of bowls. At 4 weeks old, 2#+ and fat! Faith has some urinary problems, maybe an infection. She is on two antibiotics.
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 or 4th 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:
**Emancipet is changing their schedule to the 4th Wed of the month**
November 20th, December 18th
November 27th, December 11th
November 6th & 20th, December 4th & 18th
**Emancipet no longer offers a monthly walk up clinic at their mobile van.
They schedule walk up clinics quarterly rotating in the various towns.**
Dripping Springs, Dec 7th (at Tractor Supply on 290)
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
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
NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2013 - 20% DISCOUNT ON ANY SINGLE ITEM PURCHASED AT OUR STORE!
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 Days -
December 14th - 11a to 3p. **We will also be having our Holiday Bake Sale at Brookshire Brothers, 10a to 4p**
December 21st - 11a to 3p.
Both days we will be set up on the grassy area between King Feed & Brookshire Brothers parking lot, RR12, Wimberley.
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.
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!
Adoptions fees for adult dogs & puppies over 3 months (spayed-neutered) will be $75 FOR THE REST OF 2013!
In celebration of November's Black Dog Adoption Month - Our beautiful black dogs can be adopted for $25
Adoption fee for puppies (not fixed) under 3 months is $200.
With a puppy adoption you receive a voucher with Emancipet for spay/neuter & microchip ($75 value). After they are fixed we will refund $75.
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.