PAWS UP - PAWS of Southwest Virginia by xumiaomaio


									                                          PAWS UP
                             Volume 1, Issue 2                                             October 2011
The Voice of Those
Who Cannot Speak
 for Themselves
                         Fall Boasts Big Events for PAWS
                      As we bring the year to a close, we are gearing up with some of our biggest fundraiser events.
Inside This           Weather restrictions during the winter unfortunately mean less adoptions, less outdoor
Issue:                events, and less donations. So, we will be out in full force over the next 3 months before the
                      snow starts flying. Come and join us at:
Going for a   2
You Might     3            10th Annual Walk for PAWS at Wise Fall Fling, Wise, VA
Also Like                  Saturday, October 8
                           Registration at 9 a.m., Walk Begins at 10 a.m.
The Many      3            PAWS Booth next to Kids Korner (new booth location)
Faces of                   We will have an adoption booth and sale items October 8-9.
                           MECC Craft Days
                           Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16
                           PAWS Booth opens 10 a.m. each day

                           Fall/Halloween Pet Pictures
                           Saturday, October 22 @ Norton Community Center, Norton, VA
                           4x6 professional photo by Miranda Wampler-Jessee, $10
                           9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

                           Santa PAWS Pictures
                           Saturday, December 3 @ Norton Community Center, Norton, VA
                           4x6 photo with Santa, $10; Dog Treats, Candles, T-shirts for sale
                           9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


                                                 AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
                                              Bonnie Jean is an adult female                        Buddy is a young adult
                                              black and tan coonhound. She                          male Parsons terrier. He
Get ready for Santa                           is one of the gentlest dogs we                        has been neutered and is
PAWS pictures on                              have ever had the pleasure of                         UTD on shots. Buddy likes
Saturday, December                            meeting. She gets along well                          to meet new friends but
3 at the Norton                               with other dogs and with kids.                        would prefer a home with-
Community Center                              She loves attention and to run                        out other dogs so that he
in Norton, VA from    and smell lots of new things. She has been spayed and is                      can have lots of attention.
9:30 a.m.– 2 p.m.     UTD on shots. Rides well in a car. For more infor-         He is currently in foster care in Big Stone Gap.
                      mation about Bonnie, contact Carla at 276-393-3550.        A former shelter dog, Buddy is ready for his
                                                                                 forever home. Contact Carla at 276-393-3550.
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                                      GOING FOR A RIDE
                                  While it’s a known fact that most dogs like to go for a ride, evident
                                  by those wagging tails, perked ears, and long tongues hanging out
                                  the window, some PAWS dogs have been getting an extra special
                                  adventure as they travel to New Jersey and Vermont.

                                  PAWS has recently started working with three rescue organizations
                                  in NJ and VT. As a matter of fact, approximately 15 dogs are sched-
                                  uled to be transferred to these rescues during the month of October,
                                  including Suzie (pictured left), who is a 7 lb. ball of love.

Former shelter and abandoned dogs hit the lottery when they are “tagged” by one of our partner res-
cues. Other special groups of people called “Road Warriors” and “Pilots N Paws” volunteer to get
them there by car or plane, often splitting the trip into multiple “legs” until they reach their destina-
                                                                                                            “We are very
                                                                                                             lucky to be
Each of these partner rescues require adoption applications/contracts, vet references, and home vis-        able to give a
its before the dogs find a permanent home, often something that PAWS has been unable to do in the
                                                                                                             handful of
past. We are very lucky to be able to give a handful of dogs this opportunity.
                                                                                                              dogs this
We will feature each of these three rescues in upcoming newsletters, starting with the rescue who           opportunity.”
will be finding a home for sweet Suzie, Oodles of Doodles/Fuzzy Paws.

           Oodles of Doodles/Fuzzy Paws of NJ of Middletown, NJ
Fuzzy Paws of NJ came out of an exclusive relationship between Oodles of Doodles (run by Lynne
Fowler) and PAWS of SWVA. Their website explains, they “rescue, vet and transport Southern Kill
Shelter Dogs to the Northeast and specialize in Fuzzy Dogs, Poodle Mixes and Terriers. We foster in
our own homes and find the best Forever Homes for them. We work as a "Collective" to list, inter-
view, socialize, vet, transport and feed our beautiful dogs. Our adopters become part of our family
and we love seeing updated pictures and hearing how our dogs are faring. We believe we cannot save
them all but we can do our part to save as many as we can. We are proud members of Oodles of Doo-
dles Rescue Collective” Dogs are required to be spayed/neutered, UTD
on shots, and a two-week trial period is required with all adoptions.

                         YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE . . .
                    Please consider donating a Kuranda dog                                    You can visit Petfinder’s
                    or cat bed to the Wise County Animal                                      website to find animals avail-
                    Shelter in Norton, VA. Simply click on the                                able for adoption all across
                    picture to the left, find the bed you want to                             the country. PAWS is proud
                    donate, and it will be shipped directly to                                to list our animals on this
                    the shelter. These beds keep the animals                                  website. You can visit our
                    from sleeping on cold concrete/metal                                      Adoptable Pet
                    while they are in the shelter.                                            List here.
  P.A.W.S. of Southwest
  Virginia, Inc.                                         We are a 501.c3 non-profit organization
                                                         based in Wise County, Virginia. We work
                                                         with local animal shelters and with the
                                                         community to promote a low-cost spay/
                                                         neuter program, animal rescue, adoption,
                                                         and public education.

   P.O. Box 576                                          We have no formal facility, and are instead,
   Coeburn, VA 24230                                     a group of volunteers dedicated to making
                                                         the lives of animals better in our area. For
   E-mail:                          more information, visit our website at
      The Voice of Those Who Cannot
           Speak for Themselves

                The Many Faces of PAWS
Hi, I’m Tinker. I am a very small little girl who was
found abandoned in a parking lot in Duffield, VA.                               WE GOT ADOPTED -
Although PAWS works mostly out of Wise and Dickenson
Counties, a nice young man at 4Paws Veterinary                                      SO CAN YOU!!!!
Hospital called PAWS to see if they could help.

                                                             Jane Bond

I was posted on Facebook, and within an hour, I had
                                                                                Chloe & Kiki
someone that wanted me!! I knew I was cute, but wow!!!
I went from being all alone to being cuddled up in a
blanket and living with my new sissy cat named Candi.
How lucky am I?                                            Lucy Diane

                                                                 Jericho                Amy

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