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13 posts from June 2012

For more than two-and-a-half decades PAWS Wildlife Center has been rehabilitating sick, injured and orphaned American Black Bear cubs. An orphaned female cub that we received on May 19 is the 78th bear to come through our doors. The cub, known as patient number 12-0790, was found along with a male sibling on the side of a highway near Corvallis, OR. Both cubs were starving and weak when they were rescued by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Unfortunately, the male cub did not survive. How the cubs became separated from their mother is unknown.  


Weighing in at a little less than four pounds, Black Bear 12-0790 is among the smallest that we have received. At this size she is tiny enough to be scruffed like a puppy, but she is not entirely defenseless. As you can see below, the young bear already has an impressive set of claws.  Although young cubs will try to defend themselves by swatting and scratching when cornered, the main purpose of these claws is to enable the bear to make a quick escape up the trunk of a tree.


As of this writing, Black Bear 12-0790 has been in care for six days.  She has already gained more than a pound and she is getting stronger every day.  If all goes well, she will return to the wild in Oregon sometime next spring.


Did you know that June is National Adopt-A-Cat Month?  PAWS is celebrating by waiving the adoption fee on adult bonded pairs and senior cats, seven years and older.  We hope you’ll celebrate with us by welcoming a new feline into your family, and during the month of June adoption fees are on us!

LucyWe have many deserving cats in need of a good home, like 11-year-old Lucy.  Lucy was surrendered to PAWS because someone in her previous home developed allergies.  She was understandably a little nervous when she first arrived amongst all the new sights, smells and sounds.  But Lucy has since come out of her shell, and this loving, purring machine is looking for a home where she will get plenty of lap time and a nice big window for bird watching!

Adult cats make wonderful companions for any household.  Whether you are looking for a frisky, playful companion or a low-key lap cat, you’ll find the perfect pet at PAWS. And best of all, if you adopt a bonded pair or a senior kitty this month, we’ll waive the adoption fee!

Come meet Lucy and other great cats like her at PAWS during the month of June and bring home your own furry new friend.  

Love really IS free during Adopt-A-Cat Month at PAWS!