Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society

Finding Homes, Saving Lives

SOAPS “Spayghetti” Dinner February 28th

Please join SOAPS for our 14th Annual “Spayghetti” Dinner on February 28, 2023. Spaghetti plates will be available for drive-through pickup at the Vidalia Community Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10/each in advance (no sales at the pickup) and are available for purchase at Altamaha Animal Clinic, Vidalia Veterinary Clinic, Kilgore Animal Hospital, Ingley, Roper, Moore & Co LLC, General Store 30474, and Palmer & Associates Insurance. Please contact us for more information and thank you for supporting SOAPS!

Happy New Year 2023!

They came to us in 2022 when they were injured and suffering. They came to us when their owners could no longer care for them. They came to us when they had been tossed out like pieces of garbage and they needed a safe place to have their babies. And nearly 1,500 of them got the medical care they needed, a place to live out the last years of their lives, a loving hand and warm bed, and for most, a forever home. SOAPS continues to find home and save lives because of people and businesses that continue to generously support us each year.

Rufus Returns: Story of the Month

Rufus was adopted as a small puppy from one of our rescue partners in Florida and lived with a family there for over a year. Coincidentally, the family moved to Vidalia and into a small apartment that was not suitable for a big, outgoing, goofy dog like Rufus. SOAPS and all our rescue partners have a policy of taking back any animal adopted if for some reason the family is no longer able to keep it. So Rufus finds himself “bunking” with the other SOAPS fosters until he returns to Florida or finds a home here. Meanwhile, even the youngest SOAPS volunteer knows that the foster dogs like Rufus enjoy some attention and treats!

Blessing of the Animals

Thanks to everyone who joined us in a life-affirming, critter-loving ceremony as we celebrated our pets and all God’s creation! The Blessing of the Animals was held on Sunday, October 2nd at 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Episcopal Church in Vidalia. Thanks also to everyone who donated to SOAPS.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all!

Meet Max: Story of the Month

Max spent a year “incarcerated” at animal control due to no fault of his own. A postal worker was delivering mail when he detected a horrible stench coming from a young dog chained in a yard. He immediately called animal control, who found that Max had been chained as a small puppy and left with the same collar for nearly 8 months. The collar had become deeply embedded in his neck and required surgery to remove. He was of course removed from the home, but spent the next year waiting at animal control for the case to go to court. SOAPS never forgot him or gave up! As soon as he was legally released, Max was given his freedom ride to his new home where he is now a much loved and spoiled baby. Finding homes and saving lives is what we do!

Donations Always Appreciated!

Thank you to Pet Wellbeing for the recent generous donation of pet care products to our organization! If you’d like to learn more about donating to SOAPS, click here.


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 Toombs County and surrounding counties.

SOAPS saves lives! Adopt don’t shop!