A cold and daring swim for animals
Sunday, June 4, two dedicated PAWS supporters,
Bob Donovan and Paul Zimmerman, will
again swim across Puget Sound to raise
funds for PAWS on their yearly Paddle
for PAWS. The pair will swim a 3.5-mile
route, from Vashon Island to Lincoln
Park in West Seattle. Their goal is to
raise $10,000 for the animals.
“We really believe in what PAWS
does," says Donovan who lives in
Bothell and helps run his family business
Kenmore Camera. "They help save
the lives of thousands of animals every
year, needing tremendous effort and resources
to do so.”
“We’ve been raising money
for PAWS by swimming for seven years.
They’ve been helping animals in
need and educating our community for
39 years," says Zimmerman, Issaquah
resident and Microsoft employee. "What
PAWS does makes what we do really, really
easy. We’re happy to help out any
way we can."
between training for marathons, hiking/climbing
expeditions and other outdoor adventures,
both men are hard at work acquiring sponsorships
and raising pledges. You can help Paul
and Bob meet their goal by donating
online or by calling 425.787.2500
ext 256. Be sure to indicate your gift
is in support of Paddle for PAWS. Also,
send along your employer’s matching
gift form: it will double, or even triple
the power of your gift.
us at Lincoln Park for a celebratory
BBQ lunch after their swim. Bob and Paul
will jump into the water at 10:00 am
and expect to arrive at the park between
1:00 and 2:00 pm, depending on tides,
wind, watercraft, and weather. We’ll
see you there!
Come bark in the park!
15th annual PAWSwalk is on Saturday,
September 9 at Seattle's Sandpoint
Magnuson Park. You can register
online now. Help
reach this year’s goal of $130,000
for animals in the Northwest by spreading
the word and collecting pledges from
coworkers, family and friends. Then,
join us for a beautiful and fun day
in the park to celebrate our achievements
and honor the animals that make our
world great. With exhibits, vendors
and activities for adults, kids and
dogs alike, there's something at PAWSwalk
Visit www.PAWSwalk.net today
for more information and to join in the
The time is right for a feline friend
In honor of Adopt-a-Shelter
Cat month PAWS is offering $10 off the
fee for cat adoptions (cats one year
and older) during June. At PAWS we are
busily preparing for the summer season
where the number of cats we care for
increases. If you've been thinking about
adopting a cat, now is a good time.
be sure to cruise by PAWS Cat City to "ooh
and ahh" over
some "classic" felines during
the Greenwood Classic Car and Rod Show
on June 24. Meet some cool cats offering
style and individual character. Each
adoption includes a spay or neuter surgery,
first set of shots, de-worming, free
health exam certificate, one month of
pet health insurance for $1.00, microchip,
and carrier. See
some of the cats currently at PAWS looking for new homes.
How about these neat facts about cats:
- Cats' hearts beat twice as fast
as human hearts, at 110 to 140 beats
- Cats spend 30 percent of their waking
hours grooming themselves.
- Cats lack a true collarbone. That
means if their head can fit through
something, their body can, too.
- Cats’ night vision is six
times better than that of humans and
their sense of smell is 14 times stronger.
Seattle Goose Program kick-off
Don't forget to join us for the Seattle
Goose Program Kick-off and Orientation
on Thursday, June 8, from 6:00 pm to
7:30 pm at the Armory at South Lake Union
Park in Seattle. You'll hear about the
most effective techniques for managing
geese, learn about the history of the
program, and find out how you can help
beautify Seattle parks while helping
save these majestic birds.
Seattle Goose Program will only succeed
with the sustained involvement of animal
lovers. Contact program coordinator Donna
Diduch at firstname.lastname@example.org to
RSVP for the kick-off or to receive more
information if you cannot make the event.
more about the Seattle Goose Program.
Where in the Puget Sound is
This month, PAWS will be out and about
at community events and festivals around
the Puget Sound. Be sure to stop by and
find out what we are up to! (Please note:
the times listed are when PAWS will be
at the events).
17-18, 10 am to
8 pm (Sat), 11 am to 7 pm (Sun) — Fremont
June 24, 10 am to 4
pm — Pet Super
Adoptathon at King County’s Kent
Animal Shelter, located at 21615 64th
Avenue South. Hundreds of animals from
dozens of animal groups around the Puget
Sound will be there!
24-25, 11 am to
6 pm each day — Seattle
25, 11 am — Seattle