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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: The mission of WAG is to improve the health and living conditions of feral cats and pet animals in the care of low-income persons.

Programs:     Provide low-cost, high-volume spay/neuter services

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone there at WAG for the fine job
you did on our sweet kitty Bella. After she was spayed last week there
have been absolutely no problems with her recovery. No bleeding
whatsoever. She has recovered quite well and has returned to her curious
self. Thank you for taking care of her so well. It means a lot. I will
recommend your services to anyone who needs their pet spayed or neutered.

Best regards,

Gary Marullo

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for WAG off and on since, well, before there was a WAG. I've volunteered for a lot of spay/neuter clinics, having been Local Host for the Oregon Neutermobile. The clients see WAG's reasonable fees and, I hope, understand how important it is to have their pet spayed or neutered because of the health benefits to the pet and the reduced population of unwanted pets. What they can't appreciate as much as I do is what loving care every animal gets at WAG. Animals that are young or any kind of elevated risk get one-on-one care both before and after surgery. I often get drafted to hold a kitten for a while when we're busy.

The clients also don't get to see how much needs to be done to get a clinic like this up and running and keep it running. It's done mostly by volunteers with a mission, plus staff, lots of whom started out as such volunteers. I can't recommend it too highly, to clients, volunteers and donors. If you want to help animals, I don't know where you could get more "bang for the buck."

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Extremely competent and compassionate staff. I sing their praises, and a friend also took her dogs in and was so happy I referred her to them.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

WAG is providing a great service to our community and pets. I had a feral cat I finally caught and they were able to take her on standby which is so helpful because it's hard to make an appointment when you don't know when you'll catch the cat. Price is very affordable and she was spayed and given her vaccinations. Thank you WAG for helping me with Babygirl! Her first litter was her last :)

10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

WAG has been a godsend for people like me in animal rescue and for community members that cannot afford the high prices of most veterinarians. I also volunteer with them and it is one of the days of the week I really look forward to. They are a great group of individuals who are not only providing low cost and HIGH quality spays and neuters, but they truly are all animal advocates. That is not something I can say about all vet care professionals. Thank you WAG for all of your hard work to make this happen and to be an inspiration to us all. When we finally do make a dent in the overpopulation problem in our community, you'll be the first I will salute!

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank goodness for WAG. In a community that is so overrun with thousands of animals with no place to go, we were sorely lacking in affordable spay and neuter resources. Before WAG opened in the community, the sole low-cost s/n clinic in our area was operated by the City of Eugene. Having taken one of my own dogs there for a spay, I know first hand that the volume of calls they were getting was such that it is not unusual to have a three month wait to spay a female dog. In three months, a dog could get pregnant and bring a litter of puppies to term. While they did a great job with my dog, it was impossible for one small clinic to keep up with the demand in an area that has been economically depressed for decades. The folks at WAG care about animals first and foremost. They do high-volume, low-cost spay/neuters in a professional environment, and their staff bring years of experience in the veterinary medical field AND with rescue. They are uniquely qualified to address the needs of feral cats, in particular, and are a wealth of information for community members concerned about what to do with the feral populations in their own areas. I work with a local rescue, Save the Pets, and we would not be as successful as we have been without WAG. We take many, many animals to WAG for their s/n surgery at a lower cost than at a private vet clinic. That savings translates into our group being able to help a higher volume of animals or to be able to spend the money we save on animals who need other costly medical treatment, which we would not be able to afford if the bulk of our medical budget were going toward simple spay and neuter. Personally, I was so impressed with WAG and with their staff that I decided to become a volunteer there myself.