PAWS Magazine

Issue 39, Fall 1998

PAWS Notes

Wildlife Center needs land for animal releases

Do you have land that you don’t know what to do with? Why not let PAWS Wildlife Center utilize it to release some of the more than 5,500 animals the center admits yearly. All habitat types are needed, the bigger the better, and anywhere in Washington state is OK with us. For more information on this, or to request an application, please contact Keston Woodyatt , Wildlife Operations Manager, at 425-787-2500 ext. 819. On behalf of the animals that will need the release sites later, thanks!

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.

Spay/Neuter Clinic wishlist

As a low-kill shelter, we recognize that healthy, adoptable animals have treatable ills—therefore we want to give these animals the very highest quality care. Our recent member survey showed that fully one-third of the respondents believed veterinary care should be a priority in PAWS’ efforts to secure animal welfare. The PAWS Spay/Neuter Clinic has a wishlist of very specific veterinary equipment. If you have access to this equipment, or know someone who has access to this equipment and would be willing to donate it, the animals would thank you.

Centrifuge
Microscope
Autoclave
Pulse Oximeter – measures heart rate and oxygen level while under anesthesia for S/N
Ultrasonic Scaler with polisher for cleaning teeth of geriatric animals

On behalf of the animals, thanks!

Wild Night set for March

Our second annual auction to benefit PAWS is scheduled for Saturday, March 6, 1999. Last year we raised $128,000. We need your help to top last year’s total! You, or someone you know, may be able to donate an auction item. No item is too small... garden, home, sports, recreation, adventure, parties, vacations, art, collectibles, entertainment. Volunteers will be trained and supplied with materials to make the ask easy and fun. Please join us on the PAWS Wild Night Auction Procurement Committee. Meet other animal lovers like yourself and do something wonderful for PAWS! Call Leslie at PAWS for more details: 425-787-2500 ext. 875.

The animals lose a friend

PAWS lost a dear friend on October 14 when author, activist, and animal lover Cleveland Amory passed away in his sleep. Amory founded the Fund for Animals in 1967 and served as its unpaid president for the past 31 years. He was also one of the nation’s leading antihunting advocates. Amory was the keynote speaker at the PAWS Annual meeting three years ago. "He legitimized the fledgling animal rights movement by bringing the cachet of a Harvard educated proper Bostonian to a field that was at the time populated by little old ladies in tennis shoes, and proudly said that I’m one of them," said longtime PAWS Advocacy Director Mitchell Fox.

Wildlife Center wishlist

The Wildlife Center has an extensive wishlist of items that it can utilize to help rehabilitate animals. Here are some of the items that the Wildlife Center is looking for:

Plastic kiddie pools
Duct tape
Electronic scales (Laboratory Type)
Power tools (especially a miter saw, radial arm saw, table saw, and router)
Newspaper
Heating pads
Clean blankets and towels with no holes
Logs and fresh cut branches
Blackberries (preferably on the branch)

If you are able to donate any of the above items, or would like to see the longer version of this list, please contact the Wildlife Center at 425-787-2500 ext. 817. Remember, any donation is tax deductible. On behalf of the animals, thanks!

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.

Celebrate a turkey-free Thanksgiving with Earth Save and the Central Co-Op

November 15, 5pm Come enjoy a vegetarian potluck with live entertainment by environmental folksinger Dana Lyons. Tickets are $6 in advance, or $7.50 at the door ($3 for children). Call the Central Co-Op at 206-781-6602 to buy your tickets. And then come on down to the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Capitol Hill with a meatless dish that serves 8.

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.

PAWS Board expands membership involvement

For the first time in our history, PAWS has more candidates for positions on our board than we have seats available. This level of interest is an impressive sign of the commitment of PAWS activists willing to serve in this demanding capacity. Board members set policy and direction for the organization and are its fiduciary stewards. PAWS has 15 board positions with rotating three-year terms; each year one third comes up for election. This year we have 13 candidates for the five seats to be voted on. Historically, the board has presented its slate of candidates to those present at the annual membership meeting and a voice vote affirmed their election. Because this year’s election will be a real contest, the board is expanding membership involvement in the election process, authorizing voting by mail by all PAWS members. Expect your ballots in the mail in November. You can meet board candidates at the annual membership meeting on December 8, 7pm at the Lynnwood’s Blue Ridge Fire Station, 188th and 68th Ave W.

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