FOGAS donates $6,200 in kennels to Animal Shelter

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(photos by the Friends of Gilmer Animal Shelter)

ELLIJAY, Ga. – Traveling and transporting pets just got a bit easier for the Gilmer County Animal Shelter as kennels have been supplied through donations.

According the Friends Of Gilmer Animal Shelter (FOGAS), they presented Gilmer County Commission Chairman Charlie Paris and Director of the Gilmer County Animal Shelter Daniel Laukka with transport kennels valued at $6,200 earlier this week, on June 25, 2019.

An official statement from FOGAS on the social media page stated, “These kennels were designed to reduce the stress of the animals in transport while allowing maximum use of space in the GCAS transport van.”

But the donation means more the shelter and the county than just extra equipment. Chairman Paris told FYN, “This will help both the animals and shelter employees and volunteers. Shelter personnel will no longer have to place crates that are currently in use, into the van – requiring animals to be moved around so that those crates can be made available. The new creates can remain in the van permanently.”

Paris went on to say that the crates are better than the current wire cages in multiple ways. They are more sturdy and “solidly made” to meet the needs of long travels. The animal shelter frequently makes trips out of state to other locations in efforts to find homes for the animals. The crates also offer more privacy for the animals as Paris said they provide “a private environment that is much less stressful for them.”

Speaking on the donation, FOGAS stated, “All of us at FOGAS are proud to assist the citizens of Gilmer County with the humane reduction of pet overpopulation through subsidized spay & neuter programs and our Gilmer County shelter with transporting homeless pets to loving homes.”

Paris added to the emotion saying, “We are very appreciative of the organizations and individuals that donate to the shelter so that the animals housed there can have a better life. These donations are so important – and so appreciated – because they allow homeless animals to have a better quality of life than just ‘life in a wire crate.’ These donations from groups and individuals make a tremendous difference, and we just can’t thank them enough.”


Animal Shelter’s Next Ruff Readers Club



Gilmer Animal Shelter Hosts Ruff Readers Day


Bring your kids to the Gilmer County Animal Shelter (GCAS) RUFF READERS CLUB as they partner with the Friends of Gilmer Animal Shelter (FOGAS) to promote reading skills and build the confidence required to read aloud, all in a fun environment.

Give your kids the opportunity to read to one of Gilmer County Animal Shelter’s pets.

It’s fun and it’s free on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Gilmer Animal Shelter. (4152 HWY 52 E ELLIJAY GA).

Space is limited. Call to reserve your child’s spot today.


Bring your favorite pillow or blanket to sit on. And if you forgot your book, no problem. Some books will be available.


POTW – Oreo


GCAS OREOheadIs your personal fitness plan lacking? Does your year start with good intentions and end with a larger jean size?Looking for an exercise routine that actually works for you?

What you need is a one on one canine personal trainer and motivational lifestyles coach.

What you need is an Oreo.

Oreo is a young Staffordshire terrier mix waiting for you at Gilmer County Animal Shelter. Running, hiking, or biking, Oreo will give it a go.

Oreo will drive you to be a better, fitter you. Oreo is intelligent, outgoing, and full of gusto. Supplies are limited. Get your Oreo today. Lifetime contract required.

Milk not included.
Visit Gilmer County Animal Shelter for more Oreo information.

Gilmer County Animal shelter
4152 Highway 52 E Ellijay Ga 30536 (706)635-2166
Hours Tuesday –Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 1pm-3pm


POTW – Hershey


HERSHEY: Sweeter than candy and calorie free.

Hershey is a 2 year old, 40 lb. chocolate lab mix waiting for you to make him Forever Yours. Why wait until Christmas for your Hershey Kisses?

Rally the family, get to Gilmer County Animal Shelter and Skor this Hershey Special Dark Labrador mix.

Gilmer County Animal shelter
4152 Highway 52 E Ellijay Ga 30536 (706)635-2166
Hours Tuesday –Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 1pm-3pm


POTW – Buddy


021Your wife called. She said to pick up your hunting Buddy on the way home.

So, meet your new hunting Buddy and best friend. Buddy is a very unique, 2 year old, 40 lb., hound mix that is waiting just for you.

He is energetic, good on a leash, and very scent driven.

Buddy’s playful and easy going personality is sure to be a hit with the whole family. When it comes to dogs there’s simply no Buddy better.

Visit Gilmer County Animal shelter today.

Gilmer County Animal shelter
4152 Highway 52 E Ellijay Ga 30536   (706)635-2166
Hours Tuesday –Friday 1pm-4pm, Saturday 1pm-3pm


Pet of the Week


Senior seeks a friend. Tay Tay the 10 year old Chihuahua lost his very best friend last week. His human mom had to go to a retirement home so Tay Tay had to go to the Gilmer County Animal Shelter.

Tay Tay’s world, as he knew it, had come crashing down. He was afraid, confused, and alone.GCASTay-Tay8_pe

Tay Tay sat in his Gilmer County Animal Shelter cage waiting and hoping that momma would soon arrive to take him back home. But momma never came.

Tay Tay was rescued and is now in a temporary foster home.

FOGAS (Friends Of Gilmer Animal Shelter) is accepting donations for Tay Tay’s medical care. Tay Tay needs only $200 to pay for his neutering and immunizations.

Once Tay Tay gets his medical treatment he can go on a transport to Eleventh Hour pet rescue where great care is taken to find him the perfect forever home.
Have you helped a senior lately?

Please send your tax deductible check to the address below or visit on the web for credit card and PayPal donations:
Be sure to label your donation, (TAY TAY)

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