By Amy Webster, Community Education Coordinator
PAWS is always so thrilled to join community functions large and small. Did you know, we were built from the need our founders noticed in the community?
Since 1967, PAWS in the community has been a focus of our organization and this year has been a particularly exciting one. June brought us many opportunities to be a part of the local conversation.
PAWS armed local veterans with ideas on helping animals at the Veterans Hospital Community Resource Fair on June 3rd. Visitors to our booth learned about our large foster care program and volunteer opportunities.
We rolled up our sleeves and pitched in at the Seal Sitters Beach Clean Up at Alki Beach on June 14th (pictured, right). The trash left behind by beach-goers all too often ends up in the ocean and worse—marine animals find themselves entangled in debris and frequently ingest plastics after mistaking it for food. Through awareness and hands-on clean up efforts, we can make a positive impact for sea life!
This week, PAWS welcomes local cat enthusiasts to our Cat City shelter in Seattle's University District for Cat Behavior 101: What Your Cat Wants You To Know, led by PAWS Cat City Supervisor Steph Renaud (pictured right, with Blaze).
Even experienced cat guardians will learn new tricks and get lots of helpful advice on common cat conundrums.
Coming Up: Do you want to find PAWS near you?
Look for the PAWS outreach team on June 28 at Whole Foods Market Bellevue in honor of their 10th anniversary and community partnerships at the Bellevue location. We’ll be there from noon to 2pm, please join us!
We’re gearing up for the Mill Creek Festival in July. This fun community event will be held in downtown Mill Creek on Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and July 20. PAWS will be there both days under our familiar orange and white tent so please stop by to see us!
Find out more about PAWS events in the community.