Urgent Need: Ringworm Foster Care

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We are looking for more foster homes who are willing to exclusively treat kittens who have ringworm!

Do you have a spare bathroom you never use? Want to foster kittens? Have an affection for fungus?

Ringworm is a fungal infection affecting the skin, hair and occasionally nails of animals (and people). Young kittens are notorious for not grooming as effectively, which is why we see it more often in kittens brought to shelters like PAWS.

Learn more about how you can help foster kittens in need here.

Wildlife Patient of the Week: Great Blue Heron

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This Great Blue Heron patient was rescued after getting entangled in fishing line that was being used to deter birds from hunting in a Koi pond.

Herons and other birds cannot see fishing line when strung above ponds. We recommend using other means to keep birds out of your pond, but if you decide to use fishing line please attach some reflective flaggery to the line so it can be seen by birds and prevent entanglement.

You can follow our weekly wild patient updates here.

IRA Distributions and Rollovers

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Are you over the age of 70½, have an IRA and want to avoid taxation on your IRA gift?

Then a Charitable Rollover may be a great choice for you.

Click here to learn more.

Celebrating Home for the Holidays


Now through the end of the year, we're looking forward to playing a part in hundreds of happy endings.

We want all our adorable adoptables to find that perfect loving forever home in time for the holidays.

If you're looking for a new companion to enjoy all the festive season has to offer with, let us help you!

See who's searching for their perfect humans right now.

Living with a Canine Conundrum?

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Join us for Forever Fido (Wed. Jan. 25, 6pm) and learn how to help your canine companion live the happiest life possible!

Certified Professional Dog Trainer Caren Malgesini will explore common canine issues during this fun, free event at Seattle's Dogwood Play Park. There will also be time to have your own canine questions answered.

Make it a date for you and your dog. Arrive early or stay late for quality play time after the class!

You can register for this free event here.

Save Wild Animals’ Lives by Sharing Your Land

Our wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center cares for more than 4,000 orphaned, injured or sick wild animals every year.

Once these patients have completed their recovery, they're returned to suitable habitat as close to where they were found as possible.

If you have property you'd be willing for us to use as a release site, you can help by joining our Shared Spaces Program. 

Learn more and fill out our questionnaire here.

Your Holiday Gifts can Help Animals Too!

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While you stock up on goodies for friends, family and yourself this holiday seaon, you can also be doing something good for animals in need.

Shop at AmazonSmile and PAWS will receive 0.5% of all eligible purchases as a donation. If you have a Fred Meyer rewards card, you can choose PAWS to be the recipient and we'll receive a portion of store sales! You can also gift the rewards points you rack up on your credit card to us.

Find out about other easy ways to make a difference through everyday actions here.

Can You Help Provide Vital Supplies?

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It's the season of giving, and we’re eternally grateful for all of the donations we receive at this time of year.

Whether it’s dollarstime or supplies people gift us, every little bit helps. If you’re wondering how you can help us directly care for our animals, we have a wish list of items we use day to day that help comfort, nurture and protect our wild patients and companion animals.

Read our blog for more details about much-needed items.

1% for the Planet Doing Good for Animals

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We are proud to be a 1% for the Planet partner.

1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses who donate one percent of their sales to nonprofits like us in support of environment-related causes.

Learn about other ways organizations give back - from offering matching gift programs to employee giving.