A welcome from Barbara, WAG's "Leader of the Pack"
Thank you for taking the time to visit here! This "think tank" welcomes participants who want to network and improve the lives of animals (and the people who love them) in our region.
WAG is not a monolithic organization, but a social network for creative, dynamic individuals who love animals. It is built on a committee structure consisting of "WAGGERs" who share common interests or concerns and want to focus on a special topic or need. Any WAG participant is welcomed to propose a committee. The committees meet independently and report activities or invites for meetups on the discussion board. The discussion content is private, viewable only to WAGGERs, although the Pages can be viewed by the public (Scroll down to Table of Contents).
Feel free to email me privately anytime with concerns or ideas. You are valued here. You do not have to live on Whidbey Island to join.
Please note that we strive to maintain a certain decorum and tone that is respectful, whether participants always agree or not. I spent years as a journalist covering animal-based issues, and that's what motivated me to set up this group, so people can have honest, open dialogues. WAG doesn't have a predetermined agenda other than to explore and promote model programs and state-of-the art solutions, as well as host important speakers, and publicize relevant animal-based issues and events.
Among current projects:
1.) support of (Calgary model) customer service based licensing and (Nevada Humane Society model) no-kill sheltering for animal control and care; on June 19, 2010, WAG hosted the first appearance in the Pacific Northwest by Nathan Winograd, who developed the Nevada Humane Society "no-kill" sheltering model (read more on the discussion board -- a no-kill shelter strives to be an empty shelter through effective, timely, collaborative, cost-effective placement and reunification strategies for animals. It never kills healthy or treatable dogs or cats); WAG is actively working on bringing no-kill alternatives here for dogs, cats, and other animals in need
2.) networking and coalition building among rescues, trainers, vets, animal care service providers, government officials, clubs, and responsible owners of dogs, cats, horses, and other domestic animals; working on projects such as fireworks regulations, disaster planning for animals, expanded emergency services for animals, increased spay/neuter programs, and assistance for other animals (in addition to dogs and cats)
3.) coordinating the world of animal stewardship, both domestic and wild, with those on and around Whidbey who are watching out for our "wild things." After all, we love songbirds, eagles, and whales, too!
4.) assisting no-kill rescues and animal-based organizations through fund raising, publicity, and networking.
WAG is NOT 1.) a place to buy or sell animals or 2.) a place to launch personal attacks. Discussions and debates are always in the interest of improving conditions for animals.
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