In 2011, PAWS transformed the lives of nearly 6,000 homeless, injured and abandoned animals thanks to the support of our amazing volunteers, adopters, donors, advocates and ambassadors. Last year, we achieved a number of amazing milestones:
• We moved into our new, much improved Cat City facility in the U-District, allowing us to increase the numbers of cats we take into our care.
• Our veterinarians successfully performed their first-ever blood transfusion on a young Black Bear cub.
• In April our annual PAWS Wild Night Gala raised a record breaking $347,000 to benefit the animals!
We also witnessed unimaginable disasters and hardships. In May, a deadly tornado struck the town of Joplin, Missouri, displacing many families and leaving 1,300 cats and dogs homeless. PAWS helped rescue 50 cats from the disaster, flying them across the country to receive medical treatment before being adopted into new, loving homes.
Because of the generosity of supporters like you, we are able to provide and care for the thousands of animals who come through our doors every year, and we could not do it without your help.
Thank you for your ongoing support, and for being a champion for animals. Wishing you a very happy, healthy and humane New Year!
At right, Volunteer Byron Wilkes examines a kitten after the long flight from Joplin, MO