Watch those windows
Western Tanagers, like this one, winter in Mexico and Central America.
Window collision is one of the most common causes of injury for birds received by PAWS during migration. Birds who see a reflection of the sky or vegetation in the window think there is a clear path. This, unfortunately, leads them to fly directly into the window, resulting in broken wings, head trauma or attacks by cats or dogs after falling to the ground. You can help prevent these injuries by adding decals to or hanging wind socks in front of windows—anything that helps minimize the reflection. For more information on what to do if you find an injured bird or other wild animal call PAWS Wildlife Center at 425.787.2500 x817.
Hoping to see some migrating birds this fall? Check out Seattle Audubon's birding tips.Get your leashes ready!
Registration and check-in begin at 8 a.m. and the healthy 5k walk kicks off at 10 a.m. The cover dog search contest for CityDog Magazine, animal First Aid demos, and testing for well-mannered dogs for AKC Canine Good Citizen certification are just a few of the activities this year. You'll want to make a day of it and save time for animal-friendly shopping, canine massage, agility demonstrations, the kids' zone and much more!
Every registered walker receives a PAWSwalk bandana. In addition, walkers are rewarded for their fundraising efforts with fabulous prizes! Visit PAWSwalk.net for more details. Get your pack together today!
Fall for something sweet
Vicki's World Famous Spice Cake
Mix until combined, but do not over mix. Pour batter into a 9" x 8" baking pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. For cupcakes, bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool, then sprinkle with vegan powdered sugar and/or cinnamon, or top with vegan frosting. This cake is also fabulous with a scoop of vanilla soy ice cream.
A cruel life under the big top
Judge the deed, not the breed
Boris is currently waiting patiently at PAWS for a new, loving home.
The American Pit Bull Terrier may be one of the most misunderstood of all canine breeds. And with good socialization, exercise, and responsible care, these handsome dogs make wonderful companions, despite their "tough image."
At PAWS, we meet, play with and adopt out dozens of friendly, loving, loyal and beautiful pit bulls and pit bull mixes every year. There's Miles, who lives happily with another PAWS dog, and Stuart who shares his home with rescued Cockatoos. Carbon, China and Handsome were highlighted in our spring 2004 PAWS magazine. Beyond their square heads and muscled bodies, they are devoted dogs simply looking for a place to belong and be loved.
Our global village
Give at the office
Through automatic payroll deductions---making a one-time donation, or giving $10, $20, or more per paycheck to PAWS---your gift goes a long way to help the animals in our care. For example, with a pledge of $105, less than $9 a month, you can feed all the dogs and cats at PAWS Companion Animal Shelter for one week!
And, did you know that PAWS Wildlife Center is a member of Earth Share of Washington? Earth Share is a federation of 66 local, national and international organizations who focus on environmental issues. You can give through Earth Share of Washington and know your contributions are going to fund a variety of important environmental causes including PAWS' life-saving wildlife rehabilitation.
For more information on your workplace giving program contact your employer's human resources department, or Eleanor Blackford at PAWS at 425.787.2500 x833 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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