Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society

Dogs from our shelter (we call the “Dig Spa”)

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SOAPS Tennis Tournament

On August 22nd and 23rd, the Jeff Davis high school tennis coach, Mary Katherine Kemp, hosted a community tennis tournament to benefit the middle/high school teams and SOAPS.

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A Forever Dog

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Your Community

Our Hometown Hero

Therisa Ingley is the winner of the recent Hometown Hero contest sponsored by Northland Communication, according to an announcement made last week.

Ingley was among three locally nominated individuals and was selected by votes from the public. Voting closed July 20 with over 20,000 votes submitted for the 19 contest winners across the nation…


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Photo: (L to R): Amanda Singleton, Therisa Ingley (Hometown Hero) and Diana Joyner, Office Manager

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Dogs Teach Us

About being a better person..that people don’t teach



I can’t think of anything that brings me closer to tears than when my old dog – completely exhausted after a hard day in the field – limps away from her nice spot in front of the fire and comes over to where I’m sitting and puts her head in my lap, a paw over my knee, and closes her eyes, and goes back to sleep. I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve that kind of friend. – Gene Hill



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!

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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.

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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”.

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Saving Lives

Kelly is a full blooded, two to four year old Rottweiler.

She was picked up on Adams Street in Vidalia, GA and taken to animal control. No one has stepped forward to claim her as of 3/25/15.Last Friday, animal control officers arrived at the shelter to find Kelly vomiting blood. She was taken to the vet and has been diagnosed with a SEVERE case of heartworms. She is gravely ill. We had originally discussed simply euthanizing her, but once we looked into her sweet eyes and experienced her gentle spirit that simply wasn’t an option. Treating this girl is going to cost A LOT of money.

SOOOO, I am asking everyone who reads this to reach into their pocket and find $5 (yes, just $5) or whatever you can afford and send a donation to SOAPS so Kelly can live. That money will make the difference in this girl living or dying!!. We have a rescue group willing to take her and find her a home, but first there is a long road of treatment and recovery.

PLEASE, PLEASE give so Kelly can live!!!!!!