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Photo Contest: Art of the Cat Nap

It's National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.

What does this mean? You should head over to your local shelter and adopt a cat, at least according to the ASPCA website.

But this also means you can enter the Adopt a Shelter Cat Month Photo Contest. The theme: the Art of the Cat Nap: Photos of Kitty in Unusual Sleeping Spots photo contest!

Check out the low-down on how to enter your photo.

If you have cute kitty photos, of course we want to see them as well. We're just not the ones with the contest. 

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month. It's time to pick a cat or let a cat pick you.

Pick a cat who knows how to chill out. Pick a cat who's as sweet as pecan pie. Pick a cat with super-feline ninja skills. Whatever you do, come to Sandersville Animal Shelter and pick a cat to bring home forever!

Stop by the shelter today to find your new furry friend. We have lots of great ones to choose from! Plus, all are litter box trained.

430 Beck Blvd, Sandersville, GA 31082

Call 478-552-2756 for more information.

America's Favorite Animal Shelter

America's Favorite Animal Shelter
Help Sandersville/ Washington County Animal Shelter in Sandersville, GA 31082 win $15,000 in the America's Favorite Animal Shelter Contest sponsored by Care2.com and ASPCA! Vote and find out more information about this contest, please go to the following link below.  Local animal shelters and rescue groups, the animal welfare heroes of our communities, need our help more than ever to respond to the increase in pet abandonment brought on by the recession.

This is the fourth "America's Favorite Animal Shelter" contest sponsored by Care2.com and Adopt-a-Pet.com.

Goats for Bid

Goats for Bid

Washington County Sheriff’s Department

To whom it may concern:

You are hereby notified that I will offer for sale and sell at public sale to the highest bidder for cash the following described livestock: 1 white and brown in color goat, male, 35-40 pounds, 1 black in color goat, male, 35-40 pounds at the Sandersville/Washington County Animal Shelter on June 8, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. to satisfy a claim for fees, expenses for feeding and care, and cost hereof.

Date Issued: 6-2-11

Sheriff of Washington County: Thomas Smith

The shelter is located at 430 Beck Blvd in Sandersville.



Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet


On a typical warm sunny day, you may find yourself driving your car with the windows down while your dog is peering out the window – wind blowing in his face.  This may appear to be harmless however, it is not safe practice.

While we all love to see the shiny nose of a dog sticking out of a car window, the reality is that your pet's eyes could be injured by debris and other dirt in the air. Moreover, a passing squirrel or another dog or cat could prompt your pet to jump out of the window – a serious and often fatal mistake.

Summertime means vacation and road trips with friends and family. Taking your pet along for the ride could make vacation memories all the more special. Here are some tips on traveling with your pet that will help get your vacation off to a great start.

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Please follow these guidelines to protect your companion animal when the mercury rises.

*Overheating can kill an animal. Never leave an animal alone in a vehicle, since even with the windows open, a parked car, truck or van can quickly become a furnace. Parking in shade offers only very short term protection, as the sun shifts during the day. When traveling, carry a gallon thermos filled with fresh, cold water.

 *Don't force your animal to exercise after a meal in hot, humid weather. Always exercise him in the early morning or in the evening.

 *In extremely hot weather, don't leave you dog standing on the street, and keep walks to a minimum. He is much closer than you to the hot asphalt, and his body can heat up quickly. His paws can also burn, since they are not protected by shoes.

Rabies Control

Rabies Control

Protect Your Pet and Yourself

Find out how to:
  • Understand Rabies
  • Protect yourself and your pet
  • Keep your neighborhood safe
What Is Rabies?

Rabies is a disease caused by a virus. Once introduced into the body of a warm blooded animal (including humans), the virus travels along the nerves to the spinal cord and brain, causing convulsions, paralysis and death. Once symptoms occur the disease is always FATAL.