PAWS Hosts Stars and Stripes Adoption Event

Photo: One of the PAWS Brave Hearts up for adoption during the Stars and Stripes Adoption event is Tonks. Tonks is a roughly six year old male cat. For more information about adopting Tonks you can contact PAWS Humane Society. Adoptions for the remainder of July are only $17.76 plus a donation. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).

By Kaileigh Deacon

For nineteen years the PAWS Humane Society in Calais has been helping cats and dogs find the families they’ve been looking for and this July is a perfect time to find the missing part of your family. 

For the month of July only PAWS Humane Society is holding their Stars and Stripes Adoption event. For the month of July PAWS will be offering Adoption rates of $17.76 in addition to a donation of your choice down from the normal $80. The event includes all cats one year and older only- any dogs or kittens will still be at their original adoption fee of $140 and $100 respectively. 

As with all their adoptions all the animals will come spayed or neutered. They also require a adoption application before being approved to adopt. Also PAWS offers adoption counseling. This process is for the benefit of both the adopters and the pets. The process allows the shelter volunteers to make sure that they get the right pet with the right personality for each adopter. 

In January of this year the Board of Directors for PAWS received a grant that allowed them to hire on a full time shelter manager. Elsbeth Paige-Jeffers started as the full time shelter director in January allowing for someone to be responsible for coordinating vet visits and other necessary task as well as freeing up board members to do what they need to do while still volunteering. 

For PAWS matching the perfect animal to the perfect family is the top priority. Since the beginning of the year PAWS has seen a 50% increase in the adoption rates over the same months last year as well as having a lower return rate than in past years. 

Above adoption PAWS offers a variety of other services and opportunities. Though not officially part of the program PAWS mirrors the ASPCA’s Pets for Life Program which offers a Food Pantry for Pets offering a variety of things like cat food, dog food, cat litter, and other pet supplies which are distributed to those who have a need for them. Anyone needing assistance can meet with PAWS volunteers and figure out how they can help. PAWS also offers fostering an volunteer programs. Stop into PAWS this July and find your perfect matching during the Stars and Strips Event. Operating hours are Thursday through Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Holly and Nicholas are two more cats adoptable through the Stars and Stripes adoption event at PAWS. These two came to PAWS together after being rescued for an neglectful situation. They are very loving and with the Stars and Stripes adoption event are $17.76 each plus a donation. (Photo by Kaileigh Deacon).