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to adopt a new family member?
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Adopt a Homeless Pet
PAWS For Life
PAWS for Life’s mission is to help lost or unwanted animals; to return lost ones to their owners whenever possible or after having them spayed or neutered, place them in good homes; and to educate the public about intelligent and humane treatment of animals.
PAWS is a private animal shelter. We operate on “limited admission” based on space, staffing and adoptability.
A few weeks ago, a couple brought in a Yellow Lab that they found abandoned along the highway. It was obvious that she had recently given birth and was starving, weak, and in desperate need of help. We decided to call her Sadie.
The staff at the shelter was shocked at Sadie’s condition. Her ribs were protruding from under her skin, which seemed stretched to its limit across her bones. Animal Control was called, and she was given immediate veterinary care and love from the shelter staff. Knowing there were possible puppies still out there, staff member Don drove out to the area where Sadie was found to look for her puppies. No puppies were found, making us believe that the puppies were taken, and Sadie was intentionally dumped and left to fend for herself.
Sadie is such a sweet and forgiving dog. She was in such horrible shape, and she still did her best to wag her tail and give kisses. It’s amazing how much she still loves and trusts humans.
Knowing that Sadie needed special care and her feeding schedule monitored 24/7, board President Kim decided to foster her. She worked weeks on carefully “fattening her up” and getting her physically and emotionally healed.
Once Sadie was cleared medically and ready for a forever home of her own, we set out to find her the perfect home. It didn’t take long for Sadie’s new family to find her. During a recent PAWS event, a family heard Sadie’s story and knew they had to meet her. After two visits, the family decided that Sadie would make a perfect addition to their family, and a home check was scheduled. Sadie is now in a loving home, and we are all so grateful to everyone who made her new forever possible.
The recent unexpected medical expenses have taken a serious financial toll on us. Because our only funding comes from our generous supporters like YOU, fundraising, and an occasional grant, we need your help. Please consider making a donation today. Without you, this life-saving work would not be possible. We’re thankful to have YOU as part of our team.
Board of Directors
PAWS for Life