Our Vision

To Save as Many as Possible.


Welcome to the Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, better known as MOAS. We have been in existence since 2002. MOAS was originally conceived as a solution to the stray animal population in Madison and Oglethorpe counties, and we still serve that role today by accepting all strays and unwanted dogs and cats from Madison and Oglethorpe County residents. 

Our mission is to save as many pets as possible while reducing the unwanted pet population through a low-cost spay and neuter clinic operated out of the shelter. We take our role seriously, and we are excited about the many community initiatives that we are able to offer to assist in reducing pet overpopulation and to provide better care for family pets.

These initiatives include our monthly low-cost vaccine clinics, our low-cost spay/neuter program, our assistance with trapping and altering feral cats, our community pet food bank, and more! 

MOAS is solely responsible for running the shelter and relies on a volunteer Board of Directors to set shelter policy and to raise necessary funds. Our shelter staff is responsible for carrying out those policies and running the shelter on a day to day basis.



Staff and board members work together on an almost daily basis to try to identify problems, evaluate the success of of our existing projects, and propose creative solutions. 

We also partner with regional rescue groups and other local shelters to collaborate on ways that we can all work together to improve the outcomes for people and their pets.

But we can't do all of this without you! We need your help to continue to offer these services and to help us expand our programs in the future. Some of the ways that you can help are by donating money or supplies, volunteering, supporting our special events throughout the year like our annual Bark & Wine fundraiser, and advocating for our shelter pets in the community. With your help, we are making a difference in the lives of the precious animals entrusted to our care.

So come out to the shelter and adopt a great pet. Or if your home is full but your heart still has some room, come out and foster or volunteer. You might also consider donating to help with the medical needs of our most vulnerable animals. Our Guardian Angel Fund exists to help pay for medical treatment for injured or ill animals that are brought to us. 



Please also keep us in mind as you plan your annual giving. Setting up a one-time or monthly donation to either our general fund or our Guardian Angel Fund is quick and easy. Any assistance is always appreciated by the staff and especially the animals. Thank you for your support of our shelter, and we hope that you'll visit us soon!


The Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter Board of Directors