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Lynnwood WA, 98046

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Lynnwood, WA 98087

June 2006  

A cold and daring swim for animals

On 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."

In 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.

Join 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!

The 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 for everyone!

Visit www.PAWSwalk.net today for more information and to join in the fun!

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.

Also, 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 per minute.
  • 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.

The Seattle Goose Program will only succeed with the sustained involvement of animal lovers. Contact program coordinator Donna Diduch at donnad@paws.org to RSVP for the kick-off or to receive more information if you cannot make the event. Read more about the Seattle Goose Program.

Where in the Puget Sound is PAWS?

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).

June 17-18, 10 am to 8 pm (Sat), 11 am to 7 pm (Sun)Fremont Fair

June 24, 10 am to 4 pmPet 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!

June 24-25, 11 am to 6 pm each day Seattle Pride Festival

June 25, 11 am Seattle Pride Parade

All rights reserved. 2006 Progressive Animal Welfare Society

A Northwest leader in protecting animals since 1967, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) shelters homeless animals, rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife, and empowers people to demonstrate compassion and respect for animals in their daily lives.