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STARS - Save The Animals Rescue Society

Save The Animals Rescue Society, Inc. (STARS) is licensed by the State of Georgia as a rescue shelter. We are a non-profit corporation and have a 501c3 status, which means that all donations to STARS are tax deductible. STARS operates through a network of loving foster homes. We are a no-kill facility. Any animal accepted into the STARS system will have a home in our organization until a "forever" home is found through adoption.

The STARS group has a strong commitment to accepting animals from local animal control shelters, but because there are many legitimate reasons for private individuals being unable to continue caring for their animals, we strive to accept private releases when possible so that these animals don't become another number at the animal control shelter with an approximate 90% chance of being euthanized after a traumatic "stay" at the shelter Since animals don't recognize city or county boundary lines, we accept releases from Richmond and Columbia Counties and the CSRA area.

We receive no funding from local or state government agencies or from national humane groups. We are totally dependent on community support to run our no-kill rescue shelter organization. Your donations are greatly appreciated!

Our fur babies are quarantined 10 - 14 days (puppies are quarantined for three weeks to receive two DA2PPV shots) to ensure as much as possible that they are disease free; they are given all vaccinations including rabies; they are seen by local veterinarians for medical checkups; they are given heartworm tests if age appropriate and given heartworm treatment if needed; and they are spayed or neutered as part of the requirements for adoption. They are fostered in homes which provide love, socialization, nurturing, and some training to ensure they are loving family pets.