PAWS People Helping Animals logo
June 26, 2009 

In this issue:

    Puppy Mill Dogs Go Home
    Get Registered for PAWSwalk
    Baby Rufous Hummingbird
    Designer Mutt Match Adoption Event
    Join us for a Parade
    42nd Anniversary Party

Puppy Mill Dogs Go Home
As you've likely heard, PAWS took in 34 of the 371 dogs and puppies rescued from a horrendous puppy mill near Kennewick, Washington last month. Once at PAWS, these dogs—all American Eskimo dogs or mixes of the breed—finally received the love and care they deserve, but that they had been without for their entire lives until now. Joyfully, 11 dogs have already gone to their new permanent homes, after spending time in foster care, and receiving medical attention and grooming, vaccinations and spay and neuter surgeries.

Kennewick Puppy Mill Adoptions
Marc and Sandy Warner pose for a family photo with their new companion Oliver.
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Kennewick Puppy Mill Adoptions
Humphrey with his new guardian Kevin Burke, is already tired out by the busy adoption day.
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Kennewick Puppy Mill Adoptions
Joyce Johnson wears a big grin as she greets her new puppy Helen.
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Kennewick Puppy Mill Adoptions
Rose accompanies her new guardian Dorothy Wheaton to the car for the ride home.
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Thanks to the gentle care of PAWS' staff and volunteers, several more of the dogs are available for adoption and we're looking for the right homes for these special needs pups. If you are interested in adopting, first read more about the reality of providing a home for a dog rescued from a puppy mill. Then download a Dog Adopter Survey from our Adoption Process page to complete and either bring it into PAWS' shelter in Lynnwood or fax it to 425.742.5711, attention to puppy mill adoptions. This will not guarantee an adoption hold on a puppy mill dog, but will begin the process.

Even if you can't adopt one of these dogs, you can still help by adopting another homeless dog or cat, becoming a foster volunteer, or making a donation today. Thank you for your compassion!

18th Annual PAWSWalk logo

Get Registered for PAWSwalk
Saturday, September 12 will be here before you know it! It's the day of PAWS' largest fundraiser, PAWSwalk—a 5k walk around Seattle's beautiful Magnuson Park, paired with free samples from vendors, pet-friendly shopping, canine agility demos, a kids zone and more. Get your personal fundraising webpage set up on PAWSwalk.net and start collecting donations for the animals at PAWS.

New this year: you'll be able to update your Facebook and Twitter pages and lead your friends directly to your fundraising page at PAWSwalk.net. How easy is that? We'll send details on how to do that, but you have to get yourself registered first. Head over to PAWSwalk.net today!

Baby Rufous Hummingbird
Baby Rufous Hummingbird

Baby Rufous Hummingbird
This tiny patient at PAWS Wildlife Center was found near his destroyed nest on the ground in a suburban backyard. Someone had likely been trimming a tree or bush and didn't see the well-camouflaged nest. The fragile bird is receiving quality care at PAWS, but it's a good reminder how careful we all need to be when gardening or enjoying the outdoors this summer. If you are working in your yard, be sure to thoroughly check for nests in trees, bushes and even on the ground before starting any project.

Many young birds, called fledglings, are beginning to venture out of their nests for the first time. These fledglings may still have a few downy feathers and will hop around on the ground while they're learning to fly. You can help protect them by making sure your pets are not left unsupervised in your yard, and asking neighbors to do the same. Don't assume a fledgling bird has been abandoned either. Parents are usually nearby and still providing care. If you are worried a bird is injured or orphaned, call PAWS at 425.787.2500 x817.

Designer Mutt Match Adoption Event
Meet adoptable dogs and puppies from PAWS and 10 other shelters and rescue groups around Puget Sound on Sunday, June 28 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Academy Canine of Behavior in Bothell. Experienced shelter staff, volunteers, and professional trainers will be on hand to help you find the right dog for your family. Details and directions are at pawsitivealliance.org. See you there!

Seattle Pride Parade
2008 Greenwood Seafair Parade

Join us for a Parade
PAWS is marching in two parades this summer: the Seattle Pride parade this Sunday, June 28 and the Greenwood Seafair parade on Wednesday, July 22. PAWS' supporters, families and friends are invited to join us with your parade-ready canines. If you know someone who has adopted a dog from PAWS, pass this along. All dogs must play well with other dogs and people, but canine partners are not required to participate. Contact Eleanor Blackford at eblackford@paws.org or 425.787.2500 x833 to sign up!


42nd Anniversary Party
Come see what PAWS is up to at our annual meeting and party on Wednesday, July 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at PAWS in Lynnwood.

  • Take a behind-the-scenes tour of our wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center
  • Experience the thrill of a songbird's release back into the wild
  • Meet some puppies and kittens in our life-saving foster care program
  • Join in fun activities with our humane educators

PAWS is also inviting party guests to bring a donation of non-perishable pet food for the Lynnwood food bank to help families in need feed their companions. To RSVP and for more details, contact Kyla Page at kpage@paws.org or 425.787.2500 x261.


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