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Old Fella
A Grassroots Rescue Effort for Companion Animals in Burke County Georgia
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Old Fella Burke County
Animal Rescue
PO Box 1437,
Waynesboro, GA 30830

Old Fella is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit; donations are
tax deductible to the extent the law allows.

  How We Began...
It was Labor Day 2005 when Richard and Sue Daniels from Waynesboro, Burke County, GA set off on a camping trip to Modoc, SC in their RV. Little did they know they would meet a friend for life in the form of an old black dog. When Richard and Sue first met Old Fella, he was a stray roaming around for scraps of food at their campsite. Many travelers had fed Old Fella during the five years he had been there, but it was Richard who could not get the harrowing image of this miserable animal out of his mind. Click here to read more>>
Photo of Old Fella taken by Mr. Daniels at the campgrounds from where he was rescued
We might not make a difference for ALL animals, but we will make ALL the difference for some.
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Comments from Old Fella's Board of Directors, October 2015
Please Make a Donation: Help Rescue These Dogs!
By Michelle Burawski

Those of us who are animal lovers would find it very difficult to imagine a community where there are hundreds of unwanted animals literally abandoned like trash at dumpsters and in the streets, simply because there are no shelters or animal welfare services whatsoever!

One such community is in Burke County, Georgia, a mostly rural area with a population of about 23,000 people. The county is the size of Rhode Island. Concerned residents and animal rescuers have pleaded with the county commissioners, the decision-makers in that community, for many years urging them to allocate funds for a desperately-needed shelter and animal control services, but their pleas always fall on deaf ears! click to read more....


OLD FELLA'S 2000th

A puppy named Bingo is Burke County's Old Fella Animal Rescue's 2000th rescued animal. Bingo's mother didn't take advantage of Old Fella's Spay Neuter program and I guess you know the rest of the story. Mom is a full-blooded Sheltie , but his father took the high road and is still at large.

Old Fella has been faithful to Burke County's unwanted and stray animals for over 5 years and has made a huge difference in their quality of life. A big THANK YOU to the volunteers past and present who have given so much to the animals of Burke Co. Old Fella continues to thrive because of our volunteers tireless commitment and passion for animals.

"The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"
—Mohandas Gandhi

Old Fella is proud to have PetMeds Cares as a partner!

PetMeds Cares is dedicated to helping the pet community, with our shelter donations program and our weekly adoptable pets blog posts.

PetMeds Cares is a part of 1-800-PetMeds, America's largest pet pharmacy. The Cares program organizes product donations to shelters and rescue groups across the country. To suggest a shelter for donations, please email

Please visit their Facebook page.



Old Fella is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our rescue. What’s more, every purchase goes towards an entry for us to win a $5,000 quarterly giveaway!

It’s simple:

  • Shop pet products on
  • Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
  • Then select our rescue!

Learn more at


The Pedigree Foundation has generously awarded Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue, Inc. an operating grant! This grant will help us continue our work to help animals in need. We’re very grateful for this grant, and appreciate the support of The Pedigree Foundation.

The PEDIGREE FOUNDATION Logo is a trademark of Mars, Incorporated, and is used with permission.


Old Fella’s Barn Cat program

Thanks to a generous grant from the Two Mauds Foundation, Old Fella will be able to spay/neuter and vaccinate 77 barn cats for rehoming. These cats can range from friendly to feral. Cats will be free to barn and business owner’s looking for a natural rodent control. However, donations are appreciated.

Click here for details!

Please Bless Their Hearts with your Donation Old Fella’s Bless Their Hearts fund is our way to express our regret about rescue dogs who have heartworm disease, but also to raise the money to treat them! Click here to read more.

Old Fella cats and dogs are living in our homes. Foster parents allow our orphans to become part of their families until a forever family is found. Our animals are usually socialized with dogs, cats, and children, depending on the foster home. When you adopt an Old Fella, our foster parents will be able to tell you about your new pet's personality so that you will know what to expect.
Obedience Training

Not only are Old Fella dogs crate trained; but, by the time they are adopted, they have started basic obedience training. This includes walking on a leash, "sit", "down", and "stay". They are also being socialized with other dogs. All of this helps the new family and our little orphans. Our basic obedience classes are open to all adopters, at no charge.

Being Part
of the Solution

Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue exists to improve the lives of needy companion animals by rescuing the ones in need, providing spay and neuter surgeries to prevent litters of the unwanted, and by educating the community about responsible pet ownership. Whether you adopt, volunteer or donate, you are saving lives and making Burke County a better place to live for both people and pets.
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