Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation


We have written about this excellent organization before, but The Herd wants to take a moment to talk about Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation.  We just signed up as a sponsor of the annual Downtown Waynesville Dog Walk.  Yep, we have walked in the event for the past few years, as evidenced by this newspaper photo from the 2007 walk:


But this year, we decided we needed to go the extra step.  We signed up to be a sponsor of the event itself.  Yes, we will still be walking in the parade on Saturday, August 8, but we will also be listed on the t-shirts that everyone in the event will be wearing.  Is that cool or what?

Why are we such fans of this group?  The dog euthanasia rate at our local shelter is down 30% since the organization was founded.  In a very rural corner of North Carolina, that is fantastic progress against a very challenging problem.  Along with another organization in our county, Haywood Animal Welfare Association, Sarge’s is doing its best to reduce the number of animals that end up euthanized in our shelter.  Sarge’s focuses on creating a no-kill shelter and adopting animals from our county shelter while HAWA focuses on spay/neuter clinics.

But more personally, both Qannik and Cheoah came to us via the great people at Sarge’s.  And we can not think of two more lovable reasons to support this organization.

So if you are in the area, please join us on August 8th for the always fun dog walk through downtown Waynesville.  If you do, come say hello to The Herd.  We usually are not to hard to spot.

And – shameless plug – if you can not come, please consider a donation directly to Sarge’s or HAWA.  Let them know The Thundering Herd sent you.


  1. Betty on August 12, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  2. Steve & Kat on July 12, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Very cool! I bet everyone will want a T-shirt with your name on it!


  3. Kayla and Maebe on July 10, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    WOO Thundering Herd! Woo guys are awesome. We wished we lived within driving distance but Las Vegas is kinda far from NC… we’d love to walk with all of woo! We will find huMom’s plastic and help out.

    WOOOO woo rar rar rar,
    Kayla and Maebe

  4. Mochi on July 10, 2009 at 1:50 am

    Awesome! I wish we lived closer!


  5. Huffle Mawson on July 9, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    If I was close enough I would have mum bring me to see you all! Very cool stuff.

    Huffle Mawson

  6. Brownie on July 9, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    What a great cause! That’s so cool that you’ll be on the t-shirts. We wish we could pawticipate, but since we can’t, we’ll definitely donate. 🙂

  7. Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ on July 9, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    what a great organization – down 30% wow

    we will definately donate but from NY the trip to participate might be too long

    woodrow sweetie mj

  8. Hero on July 9, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    I won’t be able to join the herd for the walk, but I’ll donate to the rescue when I get my paws on the plastic thing later. Thank woo for helping needy pups!


  9. Wild Dingo on July 9, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Really not hard to spot? can’t imagine why! Good for you for promoting the local shelters. awesome. it takes a really “special” person to own a sibe. that’s probably why they end up in shelters. they look cute as puppies but people don’t know what to expect. i can’t imagine owning 6. i think you need 2 more. 😉

  10. the Army of Four on July 9, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    You guys ROCK!!!
    Play bows,

  11. princess eva on July 9, 2009 at 11:10 am

    When she is out training the Boy later today, I’ll dig through her purse and find momma’s plastic card. She usually doesn’t object to us using it to help other pups.

    Princess Eva

  12. Khyra on July 9, 2009 at 9:46 am


    I don’t think she’s had enough khoffee yet today so I might be able to snag the plastikh khard…

    Of khourse, we wish we were a khouple map inches khloser fur we’d LOVE to khome and pretend to be part of ThE Herd!

    Well done fur pawing about these groups! Many of Mom’s transports’ passengers are from North Kharolina shelters…and the stories are skhary…


  13. Stella on July 9, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Three cheers for The Herd and their hu-dad! Mom and I are behind you 100% and will see what we can send for a cash gift.

    Rescue is IT!


  14. The OP Pack on July 9, 2009 at 8:43 am

    What a great way to have fun AND help some deserving animals. We will go pay a visit and see if we can’t grab the plastic card from Mom.

    Woos, the OP Pack

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