Project P.A.W. is a no-kill animal shelter. Euthanasia is used only in cases in which an animal is in chronic pain or is terminally ill.
you need to turn over a cat or kitten, please do not be afraid to contact
us, either in person, by phone, or via e-mail. However,
you CANNOT bring them directly to the kennel without getting authorization
from us to do so first. Our answering machine is on 24/7 and
our e-mail is monitored regularly. Please leave your name, phone
number, a brief description of the cat (approximate age, sex,
whether it's spayed/neutered, declawed, etc.) and why you can no
longer care for them (e.g., behavioral issues, illness, housing
problems, etc.). One of our volunteers will return your call to explain
the process to help you and the animal.
As the demand to dispose of animals is at an all-time high, you may be put
on a waiting list. We are a no-kill kennel with limited space, and without
steady adoptions of our current residents we cannot do as much as we
would like to. Our primary goal is to save the poor animal
from being turned out onto the streets of the Triple Cities, where there
are already thousands of unwanted and neglected strays not being
cared for at all.
and abandoning an animal in the parking lot or doorway of Project P.A.W. is
cruel and unnecessary, not to mention illegal. That is why we
strongly encourage you to work with us if you need to turn over an animal.
Many of the animals that are dumped are scared and terrified.
Instinctively, a cat will stay where it's owner leaves it, believing
the owner will return for them. Sadly, this is never the case. Until
we can win over the cat's trust and humanely trap them, they are forced to survive
in the harsh outdoors with the added threats of cruelty, wild animals
and the high-traffic area of the East Side. Unfortunately, many abandoned
cats elude capture for months, which leads to more unwanted pregnancies
and the possible spreading of sickness and disease.
NOTE: We have installed cameras around the outside of the shelter to identify people and license plates when cats are dumped on the property. This information will be turned over to the police immediately.
support the non-profit mission of
Project P.A.W., we require an adoption fee of $40 per pet. We can
accept cash, or checks made payable to "Project P.A.W." This helps to
offset the costs of caring for your pet before and during the adoption
pets offered for adoption by Project P.A.W. are primarily stray or
abandoned. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the age, past history or
health of the pet. We can only convey the behavior, disposition, and
health information gained during the time the pet has been under our care.
adoptions are contingent on the adopter's agreement to keep the pet indoors
at all times. Traffic and fights with other animals have always been a
danger. In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase
in feline leukemia, feline HIV/AIDS, and other contagious diseases that make
an indoor lifestyle mandatory. There has also been a startling
increase in acts of cruelty towards animals in our area, making the outdoors
even more unsafe.
require that all pets be spayed or neutered prior to adoption, if their age
permits. Females can be spayed at 6 months, and males can be neutered
at 7 months. If you adopt a younger pet, you assume responsibility for
having them spayed or neutered. In those instances, Project P.A.W.
will require that you provide a copy of documentation from a veterinarian as
proof that the pet has been altered.
encourage adopters to schedule a veterinarian visit as soon as
possible. This will establish a base of information about your pet,
and assure that all vaccinations are up-to-date.
connection with Project P.A.W. does not need to end with the adoption.
We are available as a resource for any questions regarding your pet's health
and behavior. Many problems can be resolved with a little advice, or
with a referral to other resources.
If, for any reason, an adoption is not working out, we ask that the animal be returned to the shelter. We understand that sometimes allergies, finances, or problems interacting with children or other pets can make this necessary.
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