News and Notes

PAWS Cat City finds a new home

After 13 years of calling Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood home, PAWS Cat City will be moving to the University District. "It was a bittersweet decision," said PAWS Executive Director Annette Laico. "Greenwood has been such asupportive, loving community. It is hard to say farewell, but at the same time we're excited for the possibilities at the new location."

More than 850 cats and kittens found homes through PAWS Cat City last year. With its relaxed environment and cats in rooms instead of cages, it is the top destination for many in the Seattle-area looking for a feline companion. The new space will give all of our visitors an even better experience, which will hopefully, in turn, increase adoptions.

We hope to be moved by early December 2010. Please stop by to say hello. The new address is 5200 Roosevelt Way NE Suite B, Seattle (a couple of blocks north of 50th Street NE). Our Hours and Directions will be updated once the move is complete.

Welcome board members

PAWS has welcomed some new faces to our Board of Directors: Jason Brotman, Stephanie Walker and Karen Davis Smith. Jason got to know PAWS when he adopted his dog Bailey here in 2002. He is co-owner of The Baltic Room in Seattle, and works in online services project management with several local companies. Currently vice president of product and sales operations at Premera Blue Cross, Stephanie Walker became a fan of PAWS and adopted her second cat from the shelter 10 years ago. Karen Davis Smith is an associate at Jones & Jones Architects. Karen's involvement with PAWS began in 1997 as a volunteer helping injured wildlife at PAWS WildlifeC enter.

Wanted: Dog foster homes

You—a kind-hearted person searching for a flexible and rewarding way to volunteer to help animals. Us—a shelter that relies on dedicated foster care volunteers to provide care in their own homes to dogs and puppies who need a little extra socialization or time to recover from an illness or injury. It must be fate. We're looking for each other!

PAWS foster parents provide food, supplies, love and a safe place to temporarily call home, and PAWS provides support and training, and all medicine and veterinary care. You can help save a life by signing up to volunteer today. Learn more and get started online now.

Neuter is cuter; spay is the way

If you or someone you know is having trouble covering the full cost of a spay or neuter surgery for your pet, please don't just skip it. PAWS can help. We offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for cats and dogs of qualified low-income individuals. Fees depend on the dog's weight and gender, starting at $65. If youhave a Pit Bull Terrier, the fee is $55 no matter the size and gender. Cat surgeries for both males and females are $40. Cats and Pit Bulls receive a free microchip with their surgeries.

PAWS also coordinates a multi-county effort every February, where both private veterinary clinics and fellow animal organizations offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries. This opportunity is open to people regardless of income. Mark your calendar for Spay Day on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Check our Spay Day page for details and a list of participating clinics.

PAWS 2011 Calendar and more

The beautiful PAWS 2011 Calendar, featuring photos by renowned animal photographer B. Sparks, is available for purchase. Also available are several other fun items, such as a PAWS leash, sporty water bottle and new apparel. Purchase for yourself or as gifts at PAWS' shelter and wildlife center in Lynnwood, PAWS Cat City in Seattle or shop PAWS online store now.

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