Watch Spirit on the road to recovery.
She was simply one of the saddest cases we'd ever seen. When the tiny
black lab pup was brought into the PAWS shelter, the people who brought
her in described an awful story: they had seen local kids holding her
by her hind legs and swinging her over their heads. She couldn't use
her back legs, and was forced to drag them when she walked. She would
need a lot of love and attention if she was going to make it. But this
tiny little dog simply had boundless energy and drive. She inspired us
all with her fight to live. We couldn't think of a more appropriate
name for this special girl than "Spirit." Read more about Spirit's struggle and her happy ending.
Bark in the Park featuring PAWSwalk is one month away!
Bark in the Park featuring PAWSwalk is just one short month away and
online registration ends on August 31. Join thousands of dogs and the
people who love them at this giant doggie festival and PAWS fundraiser
on Saturday, September 14, at Seattle's Magnuson Park. On hand will be
Breezy, the beagle who plays Porthos on UPN's Star Trek series
"Enterprise." Breezy is the first dog to go boldly where no dog has
gone before! Bark in the Park features tons of booths, food, music, and
contests. Great prizes are lined up for PAWSwalkers, including a trip
for two to Las Vegas! To find out all about Bark in the Park featuring
PAWSwalk, and to register online today, visit www.barkinthepark.com.
Family reunion planned for animals adopted from PAWS; are you a PAWS family?
In honor of PAWS's 35th Anniversary and the 100,000th animal adopted
from PAWS in late spring, PAWS is holding a giant family reunion at
Bark in the Park and you are invited! Every dog that was adopted from
PAWS are encouraged to be at Bark in the Park for a giant family
reunion photo. We are also encouraging people who have adopted cats and
who adopted dogs that have passed away to bring a favorite memento or
photo to hold up during the photo shoot. "We are especially looking for
folks who adopted animals during our early years in the late 1960s and
early 1970s," says Richard Huffman, PAWS Advocacy and Outreach
Director. "We'd love to honor some of these longest-term members of our
family!" If you brought a PAWS animal into your family, please join us
at Bark in the Park, Saturday, September 14, at Magnuson Park. If you
have a friend who has or had a PAWS animal, please let them know about
the family reunion as well. For more information about Bark in the Park
featuring PAWSwalk, visit www.barkinthepark.com.
Edmonds is closer to protecting animals; more volunteers needed
PAWS is helping lead efforts in the city of Edmonds to get all animals
altered prior to adoption from the city's shelter provider. Volunteers
have gathered more than 1,000 signatures on petitions to get a
spay/neuter law put on the ballot. Those 1,000 signatures represent an
incredible success, but we need 4,000 more signatures of Edmond's
residents to get the measure on the ballot; we need volunteers to help
us help the companion animals of Edmonds. People are LINING UP to sign
these petitions and we just need more volunteers! This is an extremely
important effort; Edmonds has one of only two municipal shelters from
the Canadian border to the state capitol which release unaltered
animals into their community. And Edmonds is currently euthanizing 100
animals a year. Your help is needed to stop this. To volunteer, please
e-mail PAWS Companion Animal Advocate Tamar Puckett at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at (425) 787-2500 extension 257.
Could your property be a wildlife release site for PAWS?
It is becoming increasingly more difficult to find accessible,
appropriate natural areas to use as release sites for PAWS'
rehabilitated wild patients. Many of these animals simply need a place
to get started, an area with suitable cover and resources where they
can readjust to life in the wild before dispersing. Others need an area
to call home, a place where they will establish a territory and become
a functioning member of the local population. In either case, your
property may help fulfill this need. Read more about the PAWS Wildlife
Release site program online at www.paws.org/work/wildlife/releasesite.html.
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