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13 posts from February 2012

PAWS Actionline Limit Tethering

Please take five minutes today to send an email to your representative and help us get SB 5151, the Spay/Neuter Assistance bill, on the budget. 

This can be done in just two easy steps:  

Step 1Use this letter template to help formulate your message. The key point is to emphasize the financial and community benefits of the bill.

Step 2. Email a copy of your letter to the members of the Senate Ways & Means Committee. The email addresses of the members of the committee can be found here.

Please contact info@savewashingtonpets.org if you need assistance with writing your message or identifying your legislator.

This bill will help put an end the suffering of unwanted and homeless animals in our community by preventing unplanned litters. Spaying and neutering is good for the community and a great way to help our animal friends live longer, healthier lives.

On behalf of PAWS and the animals in our community, thank you!

You may recall from the January 6 post here on the PAWS Blog that the wildlife center's first patient of the year was a Northern Saw-whet Owl.  The owl had been found on January 1 alongside a highway, apparently suffering from head trauma caused by colliding with a vehicle. 


We're happy to report that, after one month of care, the Saw-whet Owl made a full recovery. In the evening on January 31, he was released in a forested natural area along the Skykomish River. Thanks to the expert medical care he received at the PAWS Wildlife Center, he now has a second chance to live wild and free. 


Is your pet the cutest?

Does your four-legged companion have what it takes to win this year’s World Spay Day Pet Photo Contest? Enter now to find out!

Each vote for your pet's photo means a $1 donation to PAWS, to help us spay or neuter even more animals after Spay Day (February 28, 2012) is over.  After you enter, please take advantage of the photo contest’s easy features to share your pet's photo and story with your friends and family, and ask them to vote!

More than 100 people who enter the contest will win prizes ranging from official recognition on the World Spay Day Pet Photo Contest website to an iPad 2 and iPod! The two Grand Prize winners will each win the privilege of awarding a $5,000 grant to the eligible World Spay Day event organizer of their choice. (Hint, hint—choose us!)


MaximusHere's how to enter your photo:

  1. Upload a photo of your pet on the Humane Society Photo Contest website.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select PAWS as the organization you would like to benefit from the votes on your pet's photo.
  3. Ask your friends, family and colleagues to vote for your pet's photo ($1 per vote).  Each vote means a $1 donation to PAWS!
  4. At the end of the contest, PAWS will receive all of the money designated to us by entrants (you) and by voters.


The earlier you enter, the more time you’ll have to get votes and raise critical awareness and spay/neuter funds for PAWS.

Upload a photo of your pet now to get started!

Thank you for your support!