Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society

Roger Caras

For me a house or an apartment becomes a home when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail, and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog.

-Roger Caras


Fred Jungclaus

I used to look at my dog and think “If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking”, and he’d look at me like he was saying “If you were a little smarter, I wouldn’t have to.”



My name is Jasmin. I am such a sweet girl. I am a chow/boxer. houndy mix about 3 years old and I weigh approx 55 lbs. I am now in a kill shelter in Hazlehurst GA and my time is almost up. I get along well with kids, most other dogs, and I am a ball to be around. I am heartworm positive but that is easily treatable and I have already been on the slow treatment for a while now! I am desperate for love and a family. Please save my life. If you wish to fill out an adoption application to save my life and adopt me please contact Casidy Cox at 912-539-4785, ccox@jdhosp.org or Danielle Britton at 912-240-2244 or d.m143@att.net


Thanks to Chicken of the Sea and US PET!!

Our 4th Annual “Spay-ghetti” Dinner was a tremendous success!  With our major sponsors, Chicken of the Sea and US Pet this was SOAPS largest single fund raiser ever!  Tremendous thanks to Marcia Cherry, Terry Yates, Denese Parson and Jill Smith for the overall organization of this event and a great big thanks to all our Celebrity Servers, school bands and chorus, cake sale contributors, Steeplechase, and other volunteers for raising spay/neuter funds and awareness!

SOAPS cake

Thanks to RTCA for Food Drive!

The SOAPS Food Drive was sponsored by the Jr. Beta Club, but the entire school participated. Students in the picture are Tiffani Gordon, Jr. Beta member; Joe Gibase, Program Chairman; and Brentt Anderson, President



The Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society (SOAPS) is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose goal is to promote animal welfare through education, care, and placement of stray or unwanted animals.

Additionally, SOAPS advocates sterilization as a means of pet population control, offers community awareness of pet health and safety issues, and strives to encourage humane care of all animals in the Toombs County area.



Want to make a real difference in the lives of animals in our community?  Please consider joining SOAPS.  Whatever your skill set can bring to the organization, from Fostering, Transporting, Fund raising, Education, Photography, and/or attending events, manning booths, and just plain getting the word out…WE NEED YOU!! See Membership for more info.

Mama for web

Finding Homes

SOAPS sponsors several adoption days a year at both the Vidalia and Hazlehurst Animal Control facilities.  In addition, the SOAPS foster program holds many “Foster Showcase Events” at various retail stores in Vidalia and Hazlehurst.  SOAPS is currently an active Shelter Partner with both PetSmart in Savannah and Petco in Statesboro.  Please check our calendar for the next opportunity to find your new  ”furever friend”.

SOAPS adoption
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Saving Lives