Say NO to Bear Baiting today!

Bear Baiting Bill March 2015

Bear baiting is cruel and inhumane, and was adamantly voted against by Washingtonians in 1996. But now, another bear-baiting bill is being introduced, and we need to stop this bill in its tracks before March 11, 2015!

Substitute House Bill (SHB) 1838 has been introduced to allow landowners and tenants to place bait stations on their property to attract bears. 

Once baited to the station, the bears would be shot and killed regardless of whether they are a confirmed nuisance bear or not.

This bear baiting bill was introduced to allow landowners and tenants to kill bears before they become a nuisance by causing damage to trees, crops and livestock.

However, there are many proven alternatives to cruel bear baiting practices. 

Washington's bears need your help. It only takes a quick phone call to your representatives to politely urge their opposition to this bill. 

Click here to take action TODAY!


Help us win a $25,000 makeover, vote for Chuck!

Vol of the Year Chuck Springer Feb 2015

Our very own Chuck Springer is one of 50 shelter volunteers being recognized nationwide in the Purina Cat Chow Shelter Volunteer of the Year Contest!

Purina is recognizing the volunteers who tirelessly care for cats and work to make their temporary shelter homes gentler, less stressful places. The top shelter volunteer, chosen by consumer votes and a judging panel, will win a $25,000 makeover for their shelter. Four runners-up will each win a $5,000 donation for their shelter.

With only one shelter in every state chosen, we're really thrilled for Chuck—who has dedicated at least 2,300 hours to caring for cats at PAWS, and been the key in turning formerly homeless cats into loved pets for countless families in Western Washington.

To vote for Chuck, visit Purina's Cat Chow website daily from February 23 to March 15, 2015. 

Vote for Chuck today!

Become a wildlife volunteer and help save lives!

Wildlife Volunteering

If you're a wildlife fan looking for a rewarding 2015 challenge that will really make a difference, we have just the thing!

Become a volunteer at PAWS Wildlife Center and help provide care for many different species.

More than 1,000 volunteers from various backgrounds generously donate more than 115,000 hours of their time to PAWS every year. Volunteers at PAWS Wildlife Center work side by side with staff providing care to patients around the clock. Get a feel for what it's like to volunteer at our wildlife center by reading our behind-the-scenes volunteer blog.

Sign up today and you'll be trained and ready to go in time for spring, one of the busiest seasons of the year!

Become a PAWS Wildlife Center volunteer.

Join us at our annual gala, PAWS Wild Night!

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This April 18, make a date with PAWS and join us for an unforgettable event!

Caring for more than 7,000 animals in need each year, we're one of the busiest companion animal shelters in Washington, and one of only a few wildlife rehabilitation hospitals statewide.

A celebration of animals, PAWS Wild Night is a chance to revisit unique stories of the animals we've cared for, and to raise the funds necessary to continue our life-saving work.

Dazzling décor, Silent and Live Auctions, delicious animal-friendly food and outstanding wines all come together in this unforgettable evening.

Buy your tickets today!