PAWS Magazine

Issue 38, Summer 1998

PAWS Notes

Buying or selling property? Contact PAWS first!

The PAWS Preferred Realtor Program can put you in touch with PAWS-friendly real estate agents who have committed to donate a percentage of their commission to PAWS. Already have an agent? Call PAWS anyway; we can send your realtor a package about joining the PAWS Preferred Realtor Program – either for this transaction, or for future transactions.

Contact PAWS Director of Development, Robbin Peterson, (425) 787-2500 ext. 807.

PAWS Youth Club open to those 15 and under

Are you 15 or under, and love animals? You can help animals by joining the PAWS Youth Club! For an annual membership fee of $10 you will receive an official PAWS membership card, your own subscription to our quarterly newsletter PAWS News, a window decal, and a package on how to help animals at your school or neighborhood. For more information, write to: PAWS Youth Club, PAWS, PO Box 1037, Lynnwood, WA, 98046.

Preliminary member survey results are in

PAWS is still compiling the survey results from the questionnaire published in the last edition of PAWS News, but some preliminary results are in. Here’s some of what we heard from PAWS members who returned surveys (about 1.5% of our members):

Loss of habitat was the most frequently mentioned response to an open-ended question asking what is the biggest threat to animals in the next five years. Other responses included logging and meat-eating (and one wag said that the biggest threat was state Senator Pam Roach).

Loss of habitat, cat/dog overpopulation, animal cruelty crimes, and irresponsible pet ownership were the most common responses chosen from a list of serious issues facing animals in the next five years.

PAWS members most often described PAWS currently as humane, honest, educational, helpful, and energetic. PAWS members would like to see PAWS described in the future as humane, innovative, pioneering, and bridgebuilding.

Asked what geographic scope PAWS should work in, PAWS members replied statewide most often.

Asked where we should emphasize our efforts, PAWS members answered serve animals (hands-down winner) versus serve people, prevention (by about two-to-one) over rescue, and were evenly split in direct care versus education of people and legislative activity versus veterinary care.

The complete survey results will be available on the PAWS website in September:

Woody the horse is doing well in Tacoma

Woody, the seized yearling featured in the last edition of PAWS News, is doing well under foster care thanks to the combined efforts of the Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County, and Equine Rescue of Pierce County. Woody’s owner, Sue Angerman of Tacoma, is not doing quite so well.

Angerman has been charged by the Pierce County Prosecutor’s office with three counts of animal cruelty in the second degree. This misdemeanor charge carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

The Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County investigates many horse cruelty cases each year. Equine Rescue of Pierce County often helps by conducting initial investigations, and passing their information along to the Humane Society.

Queries for information about Pierce County horse cruelty cases can be directed to Wally Hall at the Humane Society, (253) 383-2733 x819. Equine Rescue of Pierce County can be reached a (253) 884-1782.

How you can give to PAWS Wildlife Center at your workplace with Earth Share

PAWS supporters can give to PAWS during their workplace’s annual fund-raising campaign. Public employees will find PAWS Wildlife Center listed under the umbrella of Earth Share of Washington. Simply write the provided code number on your payroll deduction pledge form. Workers at private companies that include Earth Share in their giving campaigns need to find Earth Share of Washington on your payroll deduction form and write PAWS Wildlife Center in the space provided as a specific designation. If PAWS or Earth Share are not yet listed by your employer in your workplace giving campaign, you can designate PAWS Wildlife Center in the "specific organization" or "donor option" of your United Way pledge form.

Two more Bosley’s join offsite adoption program

Bosley’s Redmond and Bosley’s Bellevue are the latest facilities to sign up with the PAWS offsite cat adoption program, bringing the total to 14 facilities. "It’s working out great!" says Angie Klapt, who works at the Redmond Bosley’s.

The Offsite adoption program takes one or two PAWS cats and has them live at local pet stores or pet-related facilities throughout the region. They can then be adopted out by the facility’s staff, following PAWS procedures.

Donating land can help local wildlife in perpetuity

The Seattle-King County and Snohomish County Land Conservancies have recently joined forces to offer an excellent way for landowners to insure that their property be preserved for wildlife.

Through a variety of options, such as bequests, conservation easements, bargain sales, and other methods, property owners can guarantee that their land is preserved for wildlife, and not developed. The Conservancies can work with landowners to reduce their tax burdens, and provide income for currently-owned property.

For more information, contact the Seattle-King County Conservancy at (206) 324-8021.

PAWS Annual meeting to be held this October

Ben White, renowned whale activist, and Makah tribal elder Alberta Thompson will be the featured speakers at the PAWS annual meeting in October. All PAWS members and supporters are invited to the meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 6:30pm, at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1155 Broadway East, Seattle.

Corrections to annual report

A minor editing mix-up resulted in a few errors slipping into the annual report in the last edition of PAWS News. The Wildlife Center animals statistics should have read as follows: Received: 5,142. Treated/returned to wild: 1,652. Died: 1,196. Euthanized: 413. Transferred: 55. Dead or euthanized on arrival: 1,809. Pending: 17.

Some folks asked us why the number of cats and dogs in and out during the years aren’t equal. It’s because some animals start the year in the shelter and other animals, often a different number of animals, are in the shelter at the end of the year.

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