Make a Difference

Your donation supports animals in need and efforts to reduce pet overpopulation.

The Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is successful in large part due to the donations it receives from its supporters. MOAS does receive financial support from  Madison & Oglethorpe counties, but they aren't sufficient to cover our entire operating costs. Our shelter would not be able to survive without the donations it receives, and we certainly wouldn't be able to support our many community initiatives without your help.

Your donations not only help us with our immediate shelter needs, but they also help us fund our low-income spay/neuter and vaccine clinics and our Guardian Angel Fund. Our Guardian Angel Fund is a special resource that pays for the treatment of injured or sick animals that may be brought into the shelter. This can include the cost of treating broken bones, heartworms, dental problems, dehydration, cuts and scrapes, skin issues like mange or ringworm, and much more! In many shelters, a broken leg or being heartworms positive is a death sentence. But with your help, it doesn't have to be that way at MOAS.

Please consider making a personally significant donation to support the great work that we do. You can choose to donate to our general fund, where your donation will go immediately to the area where it is needed most, or you can donate to our Guardian Angel Fund to help in the care of the next sick or injured animal that comes through our doors. With either fund, you can also set up a monthly donation. It's easy and convenient for you, and for just a few bucks a month, you can make a huge difference in the lives of our shelter animals throughout the year!

Donate to Our General Fund Through this Link

Donate to Our Guardian Angel Fund

Because MOAS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, donations are tax-deductible as authorized by law. We are happy to provide you with a tax receipt for your donation. 

If you are interested in donating items, and would like to know what our most immediate needs are, feel free to contact the shelter at 706-795-2868. We will be happy to let you know what our pets here need the most.

Interested in free ways to support the shelter? You can earn money for the shelter through purchases that you already make with the following providers:


It's easy! Sign up online and select Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter as your charity.


This free program gives you discounts and donates a portion of your sales to MOAS every time you shop! Our organization number is 59074


We just joined up with another non-profit to raise money for the shelter and help get shoes to third world countries. Our challenge to you is to clean out your closet and bring us all the gently used shoes you no longer wear. Please also encourage family and friends to donate. We are challenging each of our followers to collect 15 pairs. Shoes can be in any style including heels, boots, flip flops, cleats, children's shoes, and more. The only things we cannot accept are dirty shoes, shoes with holes or worn out soles, skates, rollerblades, etc. Drop them off at the shelter during normal hours between now and the end of July to help make a difference!


MEDICAL CASE: Handsome Needs YOUR Help!!!

At approximately 5 months old, this adorable hound/dachshund mix has had a hellish start to life. We see a lot of terrible injuries, but this is one of the worst broken legs we've ever seen. Even worse, it's an old injury - most likely from being hit by a car - and Handsome has been living with it for long enough for the injuries around the badly broken leg to scar up. Poor Handsome tries to walk on it, but as you can see from his video (, it's very painful and his foot isn't functional at all. Be warned - the video will just about break your heart. It's only too easy to imagine how much Handsome has been suffering, but with your help, we can give him a chance at a bright, pain-free future!

We need donations to our Guardian Angel Fund to help cover the costs of his surgery and care until he's well enough to be adopted. He'll be having surgery tomorrow (10/3/19) to amputate his leg - it's far too old to be corrected at this point - and then he'll be going to one of our awesome foster homes to recover. Please keep Handsome in your thoughts and donate if you can. You can donate here directly to our Guardian Angel Fund. Please put "Handsome" in the comments so that we'll know that your donation is for him.

Thank you so much for your support of this tough little pup, and we'll post updates on Facebook to let you know how he’s improving.

Wish List:


    • Canned & Dry Kitten Food

    • Canned & Dry Puppy Food

    • Kitten & Puppy Milk Replacement

    • Nursing Supplies

    • Nutri-cal (high-calorie supplement that helps weak kittens)

  • Dry Dog Food

  • Dry & Canned Cat Food

  • Pet Carriers (any size, but especially large ones)

  • Wire Crates

  • Blankets/Sheets/Towels

  • Cat Litter

  • Collars & Leashes

  • Cat & Dog Toys (especially Kongs and other durable toys)

  • Treats

  • Dish Washing Soap

  • Sponges

  • Paper Towels

  • Bleach

  • 39 Gallon Trash Bags

  • Distilled Water

  • Fabuloso

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Trifectant

  • Clorox Wipes

  • Rubbing Alcohol

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Brooms & Dust Pans

  • Heavy Duty Hoses & Sprayers

Help us Save Heartworm Positive Dogs!

So far in 2019 we’ve seen a lot of heartworm positive dogs come to our shelter, and we need your help to treat them. If you’re not familiar with heartworms, it is a completely preventable disease. But many people fail to give their dogs the necessary monthly preventative, and all it takes is the right bite from a mosquito to transfer the parasites. The worms grow within the dogs heart and can eventually kill the dog. :( What’s more, treatment is expensive and painful, and requires the dog to be on crate rest for a month or two at a time. If they get too active or excited, they can die. As you can imagine, it’s not easy undertaking, but it’s necessary to ensure that these dogs can have a chance at a full, healthy life. But because it’s so expensive, we need your help to raise funds to pay for treatment since we’ve already had so many dogs in need of treatment this year.

Brownie, Hulk, and Bruno (featured above) are just three of the dogs that are currently either being treated for heartworms or waiting for treatment, but we can’t help them without your support! Any amount helps, so please support us with whatever donation you’re able to provide. Our pups thank you for your sponsorship of this life-saving treatment.