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Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter

Joined in August 2020

About Us

MOAS’ mission is to serve the citizens of Madison and Oglethorpe counties by housing, caring for, and placing stray and unwanted dogs and cats; by offering low-cost vaccinations and sterilization; and by striving to save as many as possible while reducing pet overpopulation. MOAS is located in Danielsville, Georgia, just 16 miles away from downtown Athens, a thriving college town that’s home to UGA, Georgia’s flagship university. MOAS contracts with both Madison and Oglethorpe counties to provide intake services but receives over 70% of its funding from donations, services, and grants. MOAS actively collaborates with organizations in surrounding counties as pet overpopulation is a regional problem that can best be solved when we all work together. 

MOAS offers many ancillary programs to meet community needs, including a Spay it Forward program providing free spay/neuter surgeries to low-income families, a Guardian Angels Program for animals needing significant medical care, a free community pet food bank, low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinics, low-cost medications including heartworm preventatives, and TNR assistance. MOAS also collaborates with local partners to provide barn cat placements for feral cats. While MOAS is an open-admission shelter taking in over 2,500 animals a year, due to the efforts of our board and staff, the help of our community partners, and significant grant-funded spay/neuter initiatives, our shelter is nearing no-kill status. 

MOAS’ mission is to serve the citizens of Madison and Oglethorpe counties by housing, caring for, and placing stray and unwanted dogs and cats; by offering low-cost vaccinations and sterilization; and by striving to save as many as possible…

Issue Areas Include

  • Animals

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