PAWS Magazine

Issue 43, Fall 1999

PAWS Notes

Twelve different ways to adopt from PAWS

Adopting cats and kittens from the PAWS Shelter in Lynnwood and Cat Adoption Center PAWS in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood are great ideas. Did you know there are other ways of adopting PAWS cats directly from your own neighborhood? There are twelve offsite adoption locations all over the greater Seattle area. Look to adopt PAWS felines from Capitol Hill Bosley's, Lake City Pet Pros, Redmond Bosley's, Animal Healing Center in Redmond, Crown Hill Pet Supply and many more. For a list of all offsite locations please call (425) 787-2500 ext.653.

Donate your old blankets and dog toys to the shelter animals

The PAWS Lynnwood shelter is always looking for old blankets and new dog toys. If you have old blankets that might help keep a dog warm and comfy, or want to bring in some fun dog toys, feel free to come to the PAWS shelter during regular business hours.

School or Children's Clubs: want to help the animals?

PAWS has a packet of information about how school groups and children's clubs can help the animals at PAWS. The packet offers tons of tips for how kids can get involved, such as holding a pet food drive, collecting blankets, collecting donations etc. All groups are eligible for a special VIP kids tour of PAWS. Call Denise Kuhn for more information, (425) 787-2500 ext. 254.

Professional writers and photographers sought

The PAWS Communications Department is seeking professional writers and photographers to donate their time and skills on an occasional basis. "We are particularly looking for published magazine writers who would consider taking a volunteer assignment to write features for PAWS News," says Communications Director Richard Huffman. He also indicates that PAWS offers favorable consideration for articles and photos created for PAWS." We will let the writer or photographer keep the copyrights, and we just maintain a perpetual right to use the material for PAWS. It benefits both of us."

Donate your coins to PAWS via Coinstar

Do you have a jar of coins at home? Your time is too valuable to be spent counting and wrapping them for deposit - and the coins are too important to PAWS to just sit on your dresser! Please take them to your nearest Coinstar machine (usually in grocery stores) and dump them in. You can donate them to PAWS by selecting nonprofit C.O.I.N.# 7297. You'll receive a tax receipt and we'll receive a check to help the animals!

Skilled Olympia-area carpenter needed for PAWS OWR facility

The PAWS Olympic Wildlife Center is in need of skilled carpenters or trade school students to donate their time and services toward building animal caging for mammals and birds at our site near Olympia. Please contact Neil Deruyter, facility caretaker at 360-495-3337.

Support PAWS at your workplace

You can help PAWS through your workplace giving program! If your company supports United Way you can direct donations to PAWS simply by writing "PAWS of Lynnwood" on the form as the designated charity of your choice. PAWS is a member organization of EarthShare and the Combined Fund Drives of the federal, state, Snohomish, King and Pierce County employees - watch for us in your giving campaign catalogs.

Wanted: Pet supply stores and clinics with a lot of heart

Wanted: Pet supply stores and veterinary clinics! The PAWS Offsite program is always looking for Seattle-area pet supply stores and vet clinics who can house PAWS kitties and help adopt them into wonderful, loving homes. Please contact Denise Kuhn, the PAWS Offsite Adoption Coordinator at 425-787-2500 ext. 254. We supply the cages and adoption support, you supply the love!

Wildlife Care assistants needed from Olympia area

PAWS Olympic Wildlife Center needs wildlife care assistants to help care for our wildlife in the Olympia area. Contact Sandy Kernast, volunteer coordinator, at 360-495-3337.

Weekday volunteers sought at Lynnwood Shelter

The PAWS Lynnwood Companion Animal Shelter is desperately looking for volunteers who are willing to work shifts Monday through Friday during the day. The shelter has two day shifts; from 9 to 12 and from 12 to 3."We have so many openings and need so much help," says Shelter Volunteer Coordinator Janet Hausdorfer. The shelter has many openings for cat room attendants, kennel attendants, receiving assistants, and adoption assistants. Complete job descriptions are available on-line at www.paws.org, or you can call Janet Hausdorfer at (425) 787-2500 ext, 838.

Walk for Wildlife helps support the wildlife of Washington

Over 150 people participated in the second annual Walk for Wildlife on September 25 in Olympia. The event, sponsored by PAWS Olympic Wildlife Rescue, was a leisurely 5 mile walk in Olympia's Sylvester Park. The route took walkers around Capital Lake on a beautiful, sunny day. Participants were treated to live music and door prizes. All proceeds went to help the wildlife rehabilitation efforts at the PAWS OWR facility in McCleary.

Annual meeting November 16 in Shoreline

The PAWS Annual General Membership meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16, at 7pm, at the Shoreline Center. The address is 18560 1st Avenue NE. Mike Arms, formerly the director of the Northshore Animal League in NY, and now the director of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego, is the keynote speaker. Arms will speak on "The Shelter of the Future." PAWS will also hand out annual awards, including the Humanitarian of the Year. Vegan dessert will be provided. The event is free and open to all PAWS supporters (if you are on the mailing list you are a supporter!).

More than 250 animals adopted during Safeway Adopt-a-Pet weekend

"Adopt-A-Pet was a stunning success!" says PAWS Companion Animal Advocate Kay Joubert. More than 250 companion animals (including one PAWS rabbit) were adopted out at several Seattle-area shelters over the weekend of October 9th and 10th as part of Safeway's annual Adopt-a-Pet promotion. There were five times as many animals adopted this year as adopted at the shelters during the same weekend last year.

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