PAWS Magazine

Issue 44, Winter 2000

PAWS Notes

Plumbers, Electricians, and Carpenters needed for Lynnwood Wildlife Center

The Wildlife center has many projects scheduled for this year that involves the skills of plumbers, electricians and carpenters. We need your help to make these projects a reality for our wildlife patients. We are also in need of several large storage sheds; the wooden pre-fabricated style ranging in size from 10x10 to 20x20, and any dimensional lumber such as 2x4’, 2x6’s and plywood. If you can help, please call Dominic at (425) 787-2500 ext. 819.

Lynnwood shelter has several volunteer openings

The PAWS companion animal shelter has weekday morning volunteer positions available as Cat Room Cleaners and Kennel Cleaners. Shifts are from 9 am -12 noon or 8:30 am -11:30 am respectively. Come snuggle with kitties and play with the dogs while working to provide a clean environment for them.

Weekday and weekend phone response team volunteer positions available. Hours are flexible and training is provided! Educate the public on companion animal issues by volunteering for this valuable position.

Weekday and weekend adoption assistant volunteer positions available. On the job training available! Shifts range in start times beginning at noon. Join us while we educate the public on companion animal issues and place animals into permanent, loving homes.

All volunteer positions require a 3-month once-a-week commitment. For more information on these positions and to request a volunteer packet call 425-787-2500 ext. 838, or visit our web site at www.paws.org and submit an on-line application. Take advantage of these great opportunities now and join the corp of over 200 volunteers working to end animal overpopulation and caring for the homeless animals in the shelter.

Feature the PAWS Photoflyer at your business

Do you have a business with a lot of foot traffic? Would you like an easy way to help that cats, dogs, and rabbits of the PAWS shelter. You should consider signing on to the PAWS photoflyer program. We will send you a legal-sized full color flyer featuring many of the animals available for adoption at PAWS. The flyers are created every two weeks. By posting the flyers in a high traffic area, you will be helping us expose our animals to hundreds more people. Contact Denise Kuhn at (425) 787-2500 ext. 254 for more information.

Noted Environmentalist and PAWS Member Hazel Wolf dies at 101

PAWS and the animals of the Northwest lost a great friend as noted Environmentalist Hazel Wolf died in mid-January at age 101. Hazel Wolf had long championed the environment through her work with the Audubon Society. PAWS will dearly miss the tireless dedication of Hazel Wolf.

Kitten season approaches, foster parents needed!

PAWS is always in need of dedicated volunteers to serve as foster families for our companion animals. With kitten season rapidly approaching, we are especially in need of kitten foster parents. Ann Watkins, PAWS foster care coordinator, says: "I’ll be looking for all manner of kitten care, from moms with litters, to orphan newborns, to rowdy six week olds who need a couple weeks of care." Call Ann at (425) 787.2500 ext. 822 to request an application, or submit an on-line application from the paws web site.

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!

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.

Donate your car to the animals

Extra car in the garage? Donate it to PAWS & help the animals! Simply give us a call at (425) 787-2500 extension 879 & we will send a truck to pickup your automobile. PAWS is not equipped to accept inoperative or automobiles older than 15 years. Thank you

Buying or selling property? Think of PAWS!

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 Realtors Program – either for this transaction, or for future transactions. Contact PAWS Associate Director of Development, Kristopher at (425) 787-2500 ext. 833.

PAWS joins Greatergood.com

Here’s how it works – Shoppers can purchase books, music, office supplies, school supplies, toys, apparel, gifts, gardening supplies in PAWS on-line shopping village, 5-15% of each purchase made there will automatically benefit PAWS!

A few of the more than 70 merchants include:

Amazon.com, Art.com, Cooking.com, EToys.com, Lands End, MountainZone.com, REI.com, SharperImage.com

Greatergood.com is a cause related e-commerce company that helps not for profit organizations tap into the year round revenue potential of the fast growing on-line shopping market. Based in Seattle, the company is committed to adding a charitable giving quotient to the standard on-line shopping criteria of quality, convenience and service.

For every supporter who registers with Greatergood.com, PAWS will receive $3!

PAWS Lifetime Care Service

PAWS members often ask what can be done to provide for their companion animals in the event they are no longer able to care for their animals due to death or disability. If you wish PAWS to provide Lifetime Care Service, either as your first choice or as a back up to another potential guardian, we will gladly do so. To arrange for the PAWS Lifetime Care Service or for more information call Kristopher at (425) 787-2500 extension 833.

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