244
Total Adoptions in 2021
117
Total Cat Adoptions in 2021
127
Total Dog Adoptions in 2021

Pet Spotlight

Meet Finn

Finn is a 4 year old domestic shorthair cat that is looking for a family to call his own.

Meet Conan

Conan is a very smart dog and can be very stubborn. He needs an owner who is experienced with this type of dog. No children.

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 2021 General Membership Meeting will be held via Zoom on March 30th at 7pm!

Visit the events page for more info on these events.

PET THERAPY

P.A.W.S. Animal Therapy Program is run by a wonderful group of volunteers that make their way around to eleven different nursing homes, two facilities for the mentally challenged, one home for the autistic and one home for children affected by Cerebral Palsy. They visit each home three times yearly. P.A.W.S. has been using shelter animals for therapeutic purposes for over 25 years.

During these visits, the residents are encouraged to stroke or hold the animals and interact with them. Our volunteers bring appropriate dogs and cats from P.A.W.S. currently awaiting adoption.

These visits are enjoyed by the residents and are therapeutic as well. Animals used for therapy are calming and uplifting. It has been proven that animals can help improve quality of life. The volunteers enjoy bringing smiles to the faces of those who may not be able to interact with animals otherwise and also benefit from hearing heartwarming stories and memories of cherished pets once belonging to those residents. The animals themselves are rewarded with a trip away from the shelter and all the extra attention lavished upon them. The nurses and caregivers look forward to our visits as well and are very helpful and accommodating while we are there. P.A.W.S. Animal Therapy Program is truly a blessing to all those involved.