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IN THIS ISSUE: Don't Miss Our Videos | Buddha Girl finds a fan on Facebook
PAWSwalk - Are you registered? | Packed Full of Felines
Can't Adopt? Foster!

Don't miss our videos

If you're like all of us at PAWS, you love watching videos with animals in them. Their silly antics and natural beauty are simply irresistible.

That's why we post videos on our YouTube channel. You'll also find some featured in the PAWS Blog.

See bear cubs playing, a seal pup waking up from a nap, or meet some of the dogs and cats at PAWS looking for a place to call home. Come on - we know you want to watch!
PAWS YouTube video snapshot

Buddha Girl finds a fan on Facebook

When 11-year-old Buddha Girl's family lost their home, they had to give her up to King County Animal Care and Control. They just couldn't provide for the sweet Chow Chow anymore. A few days later, PAWS transferred in Buddha Girl from King County. Whenever we have open space in our shelter, we call our friends in King County, as well as other groups, to see if they need help in relieving crowding in their shelter.

Since she was an older girl who might get overlooked, we contacted some rescue groups to help us spread the word about Buddha Girl. Shortly afterward, Gladys Gilbert posted a message on our Facebook page. After having many Chow Chows in her life, Gladys wanted to give Buddha Girl a home, so she drove nearly 50 miles from Maple Valley in busy Friday afternoon traffic to meet her.

It was a perfect match, so Gladys took her home to her husband Richard and their other Chow Chow, Erik the Red. Gladys posted these notes to our Facebook page:

"We adopted Buddha Girl [now Ginger] yesterday afternoon. She and Erik the Red get along just fine, they pretty much ignore each other. Typical Chow Chow behavior. She had four walks around the garden last night, and her tail never stopped wagging. What a lovely old girl."

And, after her first veterinarian visit:

Buddha Girl (dog) at her new home
Buddha Girl (dog) in the yard
"Ginger weighed in at a shocking 82 pounds! Had her toenails clipped, and a rabies shot.... She is in good health otherwise. She acts like she's always lived with us, and we are so pleased she will be with us for the rest of her life."

Thank you Gladys and Richard for giving Ginger a new home!

PAWSwalk - Are you registered?

It only takes a few minutes to set up your fundraising page for PAWSwalk and you can help animals like Sophie find a home, and this Great Horned Owl recover from illness. Our goal is to raise $200,000 for injured, orphaned, homeless and abandoned animals at PAWS, and we can't do it without friends like you.

Exciting new activities this year include flyball demonstrations by dogs and their handlers from Seattle FlyDogs; cute, animal-themed face painting for kids of all ages; and fun contests for you and your dog. So join us for the beautiful 5k walk at Magnuson Park for animals in need!

Can't make it? You can be a Web Walker and still raise donations for the animals. Just follow the steps to register at PAWSwalk.net. Thank you!
Great Horned Owl

Packed full of felines

Our cat rooms are currently at maximum capacity for adult cats needing new homes, so we're offering discounts on adoption fees. Throughout the month of August, the adoption fee for cats 6 months and older is $75 (normally $90) and the fee for cats over 7 years old is $35 (normally $75).

Not only do you get a wonderful, loving companion when you adopt, the adoption fee also includes the spay/neuter surgery, microchip, initial vaccinations and a free visit with a local veterinarian. Not to mention the warm, fuzzy feeling of giving an animal a second chance.

Meet the cats at our shelter in Lynnwood or PAWS Cat City in Seattle. See hours and directions.
Lucy, a cat helped by PAWS

Can't adopt? Foster!

One of the crucial programs PAWS runs to help us save lives is our foster care program. At least 1,200 sick, injured, young and otherwise vulnerable cats, dogs, puppies and kittens receive tender loving care in the homes of foster care volunteers every year. During the summer we need foster volunteers the most as our intake numbers increase. We are especially in need of people who can take in dogs to give them a quiet place to recover from kennel cough or other illnesses.

Fostering is a flexible way to help animals if you can't adopt, and a great way to teach kids what it will take to bring an animal friend into the family permanently. All training and medical care is provided by PAWS. You provide food and nurturing. Learn more about becoming a foster parent today!
Hannah, a puppy helped by PAWS' volunteer foster families




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