On Friday, August 21, the M.O.M.S. Rescue (Making of Miracle Stories) came to the
Chattooga County Animal Shelter and rescued every dog and cat at the shelter.
A caravan of approximately 30 vehicles was escorted by the sheriff’s office from the
county line to their first stop at the Summerville Depot.
At the Depot they were welcomedby Commissioner Jason Winters, volunteers from the Animal Advocates of ChattoogaCounty, the Summerville Fire Dept. along with their mascot, Smokey, a rescued labradorretriever. There were also other city and county officials on hand to thank their founder,Karen LaSasso for coming to Chattooga County.
After refreshments the group wasescorted to the Chattooga County Animal Shelter. The guys from National Geographicsnew series, Rescue, Inc. arrived at the shelter and they personally carried or walked outevery dog and cat in the shelter to the Furbus and other vans.
A large donation of foodwas given to the shelter as well as a huge thank you card made by the children of theM.O.M.S. rescue.
This was a huge event that started many months ago by volunteers Suzanne Royal and Felicia Walker. All the volunteers and staff of Chattooga CountyAnimal Control as well as the caravan members had tears in their eyes as these dogs andcats were lead out to the vehicles.
Chattooga County has a small shelter and has very few adoptions. The main way animals are saved at the shelter is through rescue groups.
This one time miracle event really was proof that people do care about the unwanted,
stray, or sick animals in our county. The main purpose of the volunteer group is to help
save the shelter animals and to promote spay and neuter programs.