Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Our Guiding Principles / Mission Statement:

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    Education for the community on reducing the homeless and stray population
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    Strive for lower euthanasia rates
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    Always place for permanent FURever homes
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    Promote advocacy
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    Ensure proper shelter

WAGS is committed to the welfare of animals. Our mission is to provide the best quality of care, advocacy and shelter for lost and homeless animals seeking new permanent loving homes.

Adoption Policy

Thank you for adopting a dog, cat or rabbit from Westminister Adoption Group and Services (WAGS). We’ve provided your new pet with the following Services:

Spay/Neuter Surgery

All dogs and cats, eight weeks of age or older, adopted from WAGS are spayed/neutered before release to their new owner/guardian. The spay/neuter deposit included in the adoption fee will be applied towards the cost of the surgery. Our veterinarian will give your dog or cat a physical examination prior to surgery to determine if the animal is healthy for surgery and will contact you with instructions if it is determined that your dog or cat should not have surgery at this time.

Please be aware that no surgical procedure is without risks. Our veterinarian will discuss any additional fees to be paid by the adopter for heat, pregnancy, obesity, retained testicles, geriatric patients or other medical concerns with you prior to surgery.

If your adopted animal become unsuited for spay/neuter surgery due to illness or injury prior to its discharge from the care center, you will be notified. You have the option of treatment or selecting another animal or requesting a refund of the adoption fees, excluding pound, microchip and optical medical fees.

Rabbits are automatically spayed/neutered prior to adoption.

Microchip Identification

All dogs adopted from WAGS that do not already have a microchip, will be implanted with one. The cost of microchipping is a non-refundable fee of $15.00 paid by the new adopter. Microchipping for cats and rabbits is an optional service at a fee of $15.00.

Microchipping is the safe and professional way to identify an animal. While collars may fall off and identification tags may get lost.

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