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What will 500 of Seattle's most compassionate community leaders be doing on Saturday, April 6, 2013? Sipping cocktails, celebrating and saving animals lives at the annual PAWS Wild Night Gala!

Guests at PAWS Wild Night will enjoy an elegant cocktail hour, exciting live and silent auctions with incredible packages and items to bid on, a Kitten Kissin' Booth and a gourmet animal-friendly dinner catered by Wild Ginger!

PAWS Wild Night 2013And of course we wouldn't be able to put on such an incredible event without the support of our generous sponsors. It's with great appreciation that we thank and acknowledge our PAWS Wild Night 2013 sponsors at the Defender ($5,000), Protector ($2,500) and Guardian ($1,000) levels:

Defender Sponsors:  Foss Maritime Company, Radarworks, Whole Foods Market

Protector Sponsors:  Cowbelly Pet Photography, Lake Union Veterinary Clinic, Lane Powell PC

Guardian Sponsors:  Advisory Services and Investments LLC, Clark Nuber P.S., Comprehensive Wealth Management LLC, PemReal Advisors, Schlemlein Goetz Fick & Scruggs, P.L.L.C.

Your generous support allows us to continue working to save animals' lives, and ensure a better tomorrow for the animals in our community. 

Thank you for supporting PAWS Wild Night 2013!

 

 

Grab your furry friend for a 5K to support PAWS and the Karelian Bear Dog program!

Karelian Bear Dog 5K


If you and your pooch love a good run (and we know you do!), join us for the Karelian Bear Dog program 2nd Annual 5K event in Mill Creek on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Karelian Bear Dogs are used to assist with wildlife management in a variety of ways across the state, including serving as an integral part of the Black Bear release program at PAWS. This joint fundraiser highlights the great work of the KBD program, and during the event they will be collecting food donations for the animals at PAWS!

Registration for the race is $30 before March 21, $35 on the day of. Register online or learn more about the event.

Register today for the Karelian Bear Dog 5K!

 

 

This is one fun evening you won't want to miss: join us at the Re-bar for a Bob Barker-style burlesque game show to benefit PAWS!

Showcase Showdown is a burlesque game show in the tradition of The Price Is Right. With burlesque versions of classic The Price is Right games, audience members can come on down and win prizes after each performance, all while supporting animal welfare!

Showcase Showdown Burlesque Benefit for PAWS This fun show will be hosted by Ace Carter as Bob Barker, with "Carter's Cuties" Miss Huneybush and Bunny Von Bunsmore.

Where: Re-bar Seattle
1114 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101

When: Three evening shows - March 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.

What: A "Price is Right"-themed burlesque show to benefit the animals at PAWS! 

There will be lots of fun prizes to give away, including goodies from The Burlesque Boutique Seattle, gift certificates to All Seasons Pet Care, handmade wallets from King of Spades Clothing, gift certificates to 'I Heart Dogs' shop on Phinney Ridge, rhinestoned bow ties from Haute Under the Collar, gift certificates to Nick's off Market, pasties designed by Seraphina Fiero, gift certificates to the Highway 99 Blues Club, and a grand prize gift basket from Atomic Cosmetics / Xerion Skin Science.

 

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Purchase tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.

Bring an item on the PAWS Wishlist to the show and receive a raffle ticket!

Purchase your tickets for the Showcase Showdown here!

 

 

The numbers are in, and the results are overwhelming—during the month of February, as part of the international World Spay Day 2013 campaign, PAWS and other local shelter partners performed more than 1,000 low-cost spay and neuter surgeries here in Washington State!

World Spay Day 2013 "The number of spay and neuter surgeries completed this year is fantastic!" says Kay Joubert, Director of Companion Animal Services at PAWS.

"Last year, our combined efforts with our shelter partners resulted in 640 surgeries. This year for Spay Day, more than 1,000 companion animals came to us to be spayed or neutered!"

World Spay Day is an annual which aims to end the suffering of unwanted and homeless animals in our community by preventing unplanned litters. Spaying and neutering also helps our animal friends live longer, healthier lives.

If you’ve ever wondered why spay and neuter is such an important issue, here are some good reasons to consider!

Missed Spay Day 2013? Please refer to a list of clinics that offer low-cost spay/neuter surgeries year-round. Please spay and neuter your pets, and encourage friends and family to do the same for their animals!

Thank you to all of our partners who participated in Spay Day 2013!

 

 

 

Besides purring and warming laps, stretching and scratching is what kitties do best. But stretching and scratching are not just fun activities for the cats, they're natural behaviors that provide stress relief, exercise and mental stimulation.

Stretch & Scratch Donation DriveThese activities are especially important for cats in the shelter environment, where the animals have limited space to perform natural behaviors such as jumping, stretching and scratching.

That's where Stretch & Scratch pads come in! The corrugated cardboard pads attach to the enclosure doors, allowing the cats to stretch their muscles, clean their nails and scent-mark with their paws.

Help us keep our feline friends happy and healthy by donating a case of Stretch & Scratch pads to PAWS! Each case supplies 50 cats with their very own scratching pad.

Donating is easy! Go to Stretch&Scratch.com, purchase a case of Scratchers and ship them directly to PAWS at the following address:

PAWS
15305 44th Avenue West
Lynnwood, WA 98087

Your Stretch & Scratch donation will help keep the kitties at PAWS exercised and entertained while they wait for their forever homes.

Donate a case Stretch & Scratch pads to PAWS!

 

 

Love was in the air at PAWS this Valentine's Day as staff and volunteers showered the cats and dogs with treats, extra playtime and plenty of affection. But for 10 special animals at PAWS, this particular day of love represented the long-awaited promise of a new life, and a second chance.

Bindi"These were 10 of our most long-term residents, each of them had been here for more than 100 days," explains PAWS Animal Behavior Lead Kristi Binau. To help find them homes, PAWS ran a Valentine's Day promotion offering $25 off the adoption fees for these particular animals.

And it worked! "We're overjoyed that each of these animals found the perfect forever home just in time for Valentine's Day!" says Binau.

One of these lucky animals was Bindi, a friendly five-year-old tuxedo cat. Bindi had a wonderful personality, but due to a persistent medical condition called idiopathic cystitis, she was returned to the shelter not once, but twice.

"Bindi's medical condition was exacerbated by stress, so we needed to find a peaceful home that would help her adjust, and avoid these reoccurring medical issues," says Binau.

They found the perfect person for Bindi on February 13, the day before Valentine's Day, when Carol Milne came in to PAWS Cat City looking for a low-key feline companion.

Having dealt with health issues herself, Carol knew that she could provide a loving, patient and stress-free environment where Bindi could truly feel relaxed and at home.

Congratulations to Bindi and the other deserving animals who found their forever homes during our Valentine's Day Adoption Special! 

Bindi and adopter

Find your forever companion at PAWS today!

 

 

Volunteer Appreciation Night 2013
PAWS volunteers Kalehua, Antonia, Kathleen, Alexandra and Danica pose for a photo


What do you get when you put more than 200 PAWS volunteers in a room with fun games, delicious food and incredible raffle prizes? One heck of a Volunteer Appreciation Party! (and a few jokes about animal poo, too).

The annual PAWS Volunteer Appreciation Night, which took place at the Edmonds Conference Center on Tuesday February 19, brought together PAWS staff and volunteers for a fun evening of socializing, celebration and recognition of the countless hours of service that our volunteers dedicate to improving the lives of the animals at PAWS every year.

In the 2012 alone, PAWS volunteers donated more than 70,000 hours of service, providing direct animal care, educating the public about animal welfare, assisting at PAWSwalk and other community events, providing administrative support and much more.

Whether they're walking dogs, hand-feeding baby birds or fostering a litter of kittens, PAWS volunteers provide an invaluable service to the animals at PAWS—and they have fun doing it!

"I love interacting with potential adopters and being there when a dog goes to his or her forever home" says Andrea Goldsmith, who works with dogs as a Kennel Attendant.

"It's fun to see the animals come out of their shells and get to know their real personalities," adds PAWS foster parent Devin Barnes. "It's really not what I do for the dogs, but more what the dogs do for me!"

A special thanks to Whole Foods Market Lynnwood, Starbucks and Veggie Grill for providing the delicious refreshments for our volunteers!

Interested in becoming a PAWS volunteer? Sign up today!

 

 

Rainbow Girls #47
Foster Care Coordinator Rebecca Oertel accepts a donation from the members of Rainbow Girls troupe #47

Compassionate hearts shine like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, and none are shining brighter than the hearts of a local Rainbow Girls troupe! The members of Rainbow Girls Bothell Lodge #47 held a donation drive/fundraiser to help the animals at PAWS, and their efforts reaped a wonderful collection of food, treat, toys, supplies from our Wishlist and more than $245!

According to troupe member Lauren, who served as a Worthy Advisor, Rainbow is about giving back to the community. She selected PAWS as the charity they would support during her term. 

“I chose PAWS because I believe every companion animal deserves to live in a stable home with loving owners. I know that PAWS strives to find homes for these animals and that is why I wanted to give back to an organization that deserves it.”

Thank you to all the Rainbow Girls for your wonderful efforts and your compassionate hearts!

Visit PAWS.org to discover more ways to get involved

 

 

 

Cat and Dog Art Show Benefit for PAWS

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6 - 9 p.m.
Bilinear Art Consulting, Seattle Design Center, Suite 260


Bilinear Art Consulting
presents the PAWS Benefit – Cats & Dogs Art Opening, a fun evening of art viewing, cocktails, silent auction and a raffle giveaway at the Seattle Design Center on Thursday, February 21 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Silent Auction and Raffle items include artwork, a $1,000 gift certificate to Stacy Logan, Golden Tickets from Triple Door, two hours professional pianist Marie Booker, a $100 gift certificate to Butch Blum, a $75 gift certificate to Wild Ginger, sleeping shirt by Twala’s Initmates, a case of Garvey Scone Mix, Pepper-Passion Black Peppercorn Sampler, wine, a dog wash and more. 

8pm Silent Auction and Raffle will be called by Areola Borealis. All proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to PAWS.  

*Must RSVP for complementary drink tickets to Promotions@bilinearart.com.*

Additionally, 10% of all sales of artwork in stock at Bilinear Art Gallery on February 21 will be donated to PAWS.

Learn more about the event here!

 

 

Chocolates and flowers are romantic, but why not surprise your loved one with something a little different this Valentine’s Day—honor them with a gift to PAWS!

Give the Gift of Love This Valentine's Day

Send your Valentine an eCard and show them just how much you care. You'll help thousands of homeless, orphaned and injured cats, dogs and wildlife receive the love and healing they need with your Valentine's Day gift.

When you make a gift to PAWS in honor of your loved one, you help save animals like Ramble. This sweet two-month-old puppy was surrendered to PAWS along with his six siblings. Their mother was unable to feed them, and their guardian just didn’t know where else to turn. At PAWS, the hungry puppies are getting the food, shelter and care they need to grow big, healthy and strong.

Make your Valentine's Day gift today to give animals like Ramble a second chance at a healthy and happy life.

Share your love with the animals at PAWS this Valentine's Day!