PAWS Magazine

Issue 70, Summer 2008

A fresh new look

If you haven't been to PAWS lately, stop by and check out our newly remodeled companion animal shelter lobby. The much-needed face-lift features a greatly improved traffic flow, provides more space for completing adoption paperwork, enhances security and privacy, and includes a newly improved retail area. Individuals bringing in scared and lost animals will have a separate entrance from those leaving with a newly adopted pet, enhancing safety and the overall experience. The new layout also allows us to prominently feature humane messages and images of animals available for adoption. We look forward to seeing you here!

Traveling in style

Photo of the PAWS van.It's hard to miss the new PAWS van on the road. Made possible through a generous bequest gift, it features a gorgeous calico cat with stunning green eyes on the back. A majestic owl graces the driver's side of the van, and an adorable young pup playing fetch is on the passenger side. All three animals were cared for by PAWS. Check it out for yourself when we debut the van and share our educational messages at the Greenwood Seafair Parade on July 23 at 6 p.m.

Pennies helping animals

This spring PAWS was honored to be chosen by five schools in Washington State as recipients of their generous Penny Harvest efforts. The students, with the help of their communities, collected hundreds of pounds of pennies throughout the school year. Once they counted them up, a group of students from each school discussed their community's most pressing needs. After learning as much as they could about local organizations that address those issues, they selected their beneficiaries. This year PAWS was grateful to receive $1,800 to help animals in need through this extraordinary program!

Thank you to Camas Prairie Elementary in Spanaway, Tukwila Elementary, and Seattle schools Brighton Elementary, Bryant Elementary and Pathfinder K-8 School for their thoughtful donations.

Wild neighbors
Photo of a Rufous Hummingbird.With the cover of mature alders, plenty of natural food sources, and protection found in several snags (dead standing trees), PAWS is blessed with an abundance of wildlife on our seven-acre campus in Lynnwood. PAWS' naturalist Kevin Mack gives frequent photo updates of wildlife activity around our shelter and wildlife center: from the nesting of Brown Creepers to the foraging of a Rufous Hummingbird (above). With all of this activity we are mindful to not disturb the wildlife and take several proactive and humane measures to make sure we don't come into conflict. Check out our Summer Tips for Sharing Your Space with Wildlife to learn about co-existing peacefully with your wild neighbors.


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