Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society

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March 2013 Newsletter

March 1, 2013 | Posted by Stephanie Reese


  • S.O.A.P.S MEETING 7 PM – Third Monday of the month: Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18
  • APRIL – Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • April 7-13, National Animal Control Appreciation Week, www.nacanet.org

4th Annual “Spay-ghetti Dinner”

Our 4th Annual “Spay-ghetti Dinner” was held Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Vidalia Community Center. The “Dinner” was over the top! All the tickets were sold and the Toombs County and Vidalia High Jazz Band and Vidalia Chorus were GREAT!! The Bake Sell was unbelievable. We had so many goodies to sell, very little was left. We also had four executives from U.S. Pet visit the dinner and we made a very good impression on them. Our Celebrity Servers, Members of S.O.A.P.S., J R Tripp Middle School and the Vidalia High School students did a great job volunteering. We could not have done it with out them.

Middle school students also sold raffle tickets for us. S.O.A.P.S. was very blessed Tuesday night. We appreciate all the great help we received.

Education News

Dr. Faulk did a program with the J.R. Tripp Middle School “For the Love of Pets” Club. (6th Graders – 8th Graders) and Terry Yates and Terri James did a program at Toombs County Elementary School for seventy 1st Graders in February.

Membership Renewal

Have you renewed your membership? The deadline was the end of February.


St. Patrick’s Day is renowned for drinking green beer and eating traditional Irish foods like sauerkraut, cabbage, sausages and, of course, corned beef. While many will enjoy a fun-filled evening at an Irish bar or pub, others may opt to spend the night partying at home. If you have planned festivities at your own home, please note the following tips for your pets safety:

  • Traditional Irish foods, like the ones mentioned above are NOT good for your pet. Keep your pets away from the holiday food. Certain foods can really do a number on your pet’s stomach.
  • Alcohol is not good for pets, so keep your green beer out of his reach. Also, green food coloring could cause further intestinal upset.
  • Now, if your pet is one to get nervous around strangers it is best to set aside a quiet, private space just for him in your home. You may also want to think about your guests, especially if they have allergies or are simply not “animal people”.
  • If children will be attending your party please make sure that they treat your pet with respect.

These tips came from: http://www.michiganhumane.org.