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25 posts from August 2011

Team Up for Nonprofits is hosting their 8th Gigs4Good benefit concert in support of PAWS – and we want you to join us!

Gigs4Good8_Posterv3 On Thursday, August 11 at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard, three of Seattle’s most entertaining bands are playing this fantastic benefit show and helping to raise funds for the PAWS Wildlife Center. Handful of Luvin’ will headline, along with Jubilee and The Local Strangers (featuring one of PAWS’ very own fabulous volunteers). The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets are available here. If you pre-purchase your tickets online you will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of tickets to all three days of the Labor Day Festival at The Gorge (thanks to Pop Chips!).

Want to listen to some music and get to know the bands playing this show?

Here’s Hanful of Luvin’s website.
Here’s more info about The Local Strangers.
And here’s more info about Jubilee.

So buy your tickets now and we’ll see you next week!

If you’re interested in printing the awesome custom-designed concert posters and helping us advertise this event, please feel free to do so here.


PAWS has many amazing senior cats available for adoption. Take Cleopatra for example! Cleopatra is a sweet eight-year-old cat who doesn’t ask for much. She's perfectly happy with a little bit of play time and a little bit of cuddle time, perfect for people with busy schedules. But don’t let her age fool you; she's full of spunk and personality, as you can see from her video! Senior cats like Cleopatra offer the perfect mix of individuality and companionship.

Come on by to PAWS in Lynnwood or Cat City in Seattle, your new best friend is waiting.



Yogi Oahu was transferred to PAWS after he was found as a stray in Kent, WA. Only a few short weeks later, he found his forever home. Just days after Oahu (now Yogi) went home, his new family sent us a video and a picture of him settling in.

Most recently, his adopter reported, "Yogi is doing great! He has a best friend next door he loves to wrestle and run with. Yeah!!"

Photo: "Yogi's first afternoon at his new home enjoying a spa treatment with a good brushing."  


On July 14th a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) biologist contacted PAWS Wildlife Center for help.  The biologist had been studying a small population of the threatened Western Gray Squirrel on the Fort Lewis army base south of Tacoma.  One of the female squirrels involved in the study had died, leaving behind four orphaned kits.  Several days had passed between the time the mother died and the time her body was discovered, so the four kits were in very poor shape.  We asked the biologist to bring the kits to PAWS right away, and about two hours later they arrived in our care.

Wildlife Rehabilitator Nicki Rosenhagen and Assistant Rehabilitator Ashley Bobst performed the squirrels' intake examination.  Three of the squirrels were female and one was a male.  All four kits were thin, badly dehydrated and very lethargic.  They were also cold, so Nicki and Ashley rehydrated the squirrels with warmed fluids delivered subcutaneously and then placed them in an incubator.  All four squirrels initially began to perk up after their treatment, but by the next morning we had lost one of the females.  

With additional supportive care and nutritional support, the remaning three squirrels gradually gained strength over the course of the following days.  As their strength grew, they were able to move from the incubator to a terrarium.  They began to eat more eagerly and were soon putting on weight.  As of this writing, all three squirrels were stable and working toward a return to full health. 

If you would like to learn more about this rare Washington native, you may do so by reading the Washington State Recovery Plan for the Western Gray Squirrel on the WDFW website. 

PAWS will be at Brier’s National Night Out Against Crime neighborhood gathering again this year on Tuesday, August 2, from 6 p.m.to 9 p.m. at Brier City Park.

Meet Babe Stop by our PAWS booth to learn more about taking our Raccoon quiz, participating in September’s PAWSwalk, or volunteer opportunities. Peruse our adoptable dogs and cats binder – maybe you’ll find your new best friend. 

Brier Night Out is part of the National Night Out movement to support local anticrime efforts while meeting local police and neighbors. As one of the larger community night outs, this event is packed with fun.  Enjoy Bluegrass and Country bands, free snacks and pop, a classic car show, and Circus City Slides for the kids. You may even get to see a helicopter land in the field!

Check out more events PAWS will be at this summer on our events calendar.