PAWS Magazine

Issue 41, Spring 1999

PAWS Notes

Spay Day ‘99 sets records

More than 400 Snohomish and Island County cats and dogs were spayed and neutered February 23 thanks to PAWS and Whidbey Animal Improvement Foundation’s Spay Day ‘99. Thirty-six veterinary clinics participated in this year’s event. PAWS Companion Animal Advocate Kay Joubert helped lead this year’s record-breaking effort. The 421 surgeries were 72 more than last year. The 36 participating clinics were 9 more clinics than last year. Special recognition goes to six clinics who performed 20 or more surgeries: Companion Pet Clinic & Wildlife Care Center, Cascade Veterinary Center, Vets for Less (Lynnwood), Silver Lake Veterinary Clinic, Broadway Animal Hospital, and Alpine View Veterinary Clinic.

PAWS for kids!

We know kids love animals and want to help - now there is a special club just for PAWS friends 15 and under. Yearly membership is only $10 – and it includes an official PAWS membership card, your own subscription to PAWS News, a window decal and a package on how to help animals at your school or neighborhood. For more information write to: PAWS KIDS, PO Box 1037, Lynnwood WA 98046-1037 or phone Robbin at (425) 787-2500 extension 807.

PAWS seeks an Auto Donation Coordinator

PAWS infrequently receives donations of used automobiles and we would like to make the program more successful through advertising and coordination. We require a volunteer to coordinate the program and be responsible for the following duties:

- Return calls to people interested in donating automobiles (this can be done from home)

- Evaluate the auto (is it worth the time/money to transfer the title and sell?)

- Arrange for transfer (emission tests, get registered in PAWS name, etc.)

- Arrange for sale (place ads, put on consignment lot, etc.)

- Follow-up

If you are interested in helping PAWS make money to help animals, and could dedicate 2 to 3 hours a week to coordinate our auto program, please e-mail robbin@paws.org or call Robbin Peterson at (425) 787-2500 ext. 807.

PAWS endorses Seattle Free Speech initiative

PAWS has endorsed an initiative that would make it legal to post handbills and posters on utility poles in the city of Seattle. PAWS is concerned that the current law, which prevents Seattle residents from posting lost dog and cat notices, might be contributing to the number homeless companion animals. For more information about the initiative, visit the Free Speech Seattle web site at www.freespeechseattle.org.

Make a donation to PAWS... with someone else’s money!

The PAWS Preferred Realtor Program helps match animal-friendly real estate agents with PAWS members and supporters. The agents have committed a percentage of their commission to PAWS—they just need you as a client! The program is very personalized: we’ll match you with an agent for your area who is experienced with your type of property. Already have an agent? Call PAWS anyway; we can send your realtor a package about joining the program—either for this transaction, or for future referrals too! Call PAWS Director of Development, Robbin Peterson (425) 787-2500 extension 807.

Land Conservancy is working for wildlife

Recently, the King County Land Conservancy joined forces with its Snohomish counterpart and is now known as the Land Conservancy, serving King and Snohomish Counties. The Land Conservancy provides the essential service of acquiring, rehabilitating and protecting essential wildlife habitat. Land Conservancy Director Carol Koppleman is enthusiastic about continuing the mutually beneficial relationship between her organization and PAWS.

Wildlife rehabilitated at the PAWS Wildlife Center has been released in Land Conservancy habitat, helping ensure a successful return to the wild. If you have land to donate, PAWS encourages you to contact the Land Conservancy at (206) 292-5907.

Internet-savvy web surfers needed to volunteer

PAWS has several volunteer openings available for Internet-savvy PAWS supporters. Help PAWS by compiling and inputting onto the web info and photos of our shelter’s companion animals. This position requires a once-a-week commitment on the PAWS campus of about 2 hours. Applicants must have experience using Netscape Navigator.

Are you Internet-savvy but would rather volunteer from home? PAWS is looking for people to browse Washington state news sites on the Internet. This position requires a once-a-week commitment of about 1-2 hours. An initial orientation will take place on the PAWS campus, but all of the work will be done from home. Applicants must be very comfortable with Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer, have web access from home, and have e-mail access.

Interested? Apply on-line at www.paws.org/support/volunteer/ or call Janet Hausdorfer at PAWS, (425) 787-2500 ext. 829.

Put your old cars to good use

Do you have a used car, in working condition, that you don’t want or need anymore? PAWS accepts donations of automobiles, provides you with a tax receipt of your gift, and sells the cars to make money for the animals! You could help save animals’ lives just by giving us something you don’t need! The auto must run, and is subject to review by our Development Department. Call Robbin at (425) 787-2500 ext. 807 for more information.

Operation Litter-Lift needs your help

PAWS needs volunteers to pick up free cat litter once a week or month at the Bellevue Safeway Distribution Center and bring it to PAWS. Safeway puts out the free litter weekday evenings after 5 PM. The center is located near the 520/405 interchange. Volunteers need a pick-up truck, sport utility vehicle, or mini-van, and be able to lift 40-pound bags. The bags are torn and need to be taped up prior to transporting. PAWS will provide the tape! Volunteers can bring the litter the same evening or next morning—whatever your schedule allows. Call Janet Hausdorfer at PAWS, (425) 787-2500 ext. 829.

Become a Suicide Eraser

Help PAWS end the senseless Omak Stampede Suicide Race held each summer in Omak, Washington. PAWS Advocacy’s Mike Jones is looking for PAWS supporters to become Suicide Erasers and work towards ending the race. E-mail suiciderace@paws.org to join.



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