No. Friends of North Augusta Animals is not a "Rescue". We are a non-profit 5013c that primarily network with other local rescues to assist with the North Augusta Holding Facility.
Yes, there are many methods that fonaa can used help in. Volunteering a few mins-hour of your time to help at our events is most welcomed. We also would love to have more hands on to help out on programs we have already gotten started such as TNR program. FONAA also in desperate need for people to step up to become foster parents to some of these animals in holding facility as sometimes our partner rescues are slam over capacity. Donations are always helpful and appreciated as any amount is welcomed and are tax deductible. If you are interested in getting involved feel free contact us at FriendsOfNorthAugusta
All donations made to FONAA via paypal or to one of our partnering donation sites are used to help FONAA continue to assist with homeless and abandoned animals in the North Augusta area. Currently thanks to donations that have been made we were able to start up a fund system to assist rescues and adopters who adopt or pull from the North Augusta Animal Control facility get some type of vetting done to relieve some of the financial stress as currently none of the animals being held are given any vetting. We are working to expand our community outreach efforts in order to prevent any pets from having to enter the public animal shelter system.
Yes, it is very important to keep your pets whether inside or outside on preventions as they are less likely to accumulate health issues requiring serious attention. Heartworms treatment is highest treatment that being treated in SC & GA due to many not being on heartworm prevention. The treatment alone can range from $300-$1000 depending on how severe. Most pet owners have their own preference on prevention, but because there are some side effects with all preventions be sure consult your vet about what they recommend. Most popular prevention today is Nexgard & Heartgard combo, and Trifexis.
Rabies is a mandatory vaccination that all states require This is a precautionary method to protect both humans and animals because this disease can be transmitted to both parties. Even if your pet never been outside the chances are still high if you have a bat, raccoon, or fox in your area.