See the 2009 Annual Report.
CALENDAR YEAR 2009 BEGAN WITH WONDERFUL WORDS FROM OUR FURRY ANGELS:
My mom has been telling me about all the wonderful things you are doing to help me. There are not enough meows in the entire world to let you know how much this means to me and my mom. I worry about my mom just as much as she worries about me. She has been so upset trying to find a way to make me better. No one wanted me when I was at the shelter. I was old and tired and skinny and really not so pretty to look at. But, my mom saw the beauty in me and told me once she held me and I wrapped my paws around her neck she knew at once I was going home with her. I remember when she put me in her car to take me home on that first day of my new life, she whispered to me that she would give me the best life she could give me for the rest of my days. If my meows could be turned into words, I could make her feel better and let her know that she is doing just that. My mom is having it rough right now but she is doing all she can to help me first and with you as my friend also, I know I will get better. Your right, Dr. John is very handsome and was gentle and kind to me. Gotta’ Go, my mom is going into the kitchen and it is my job to meow for more food.
Love and Meows,
DOG HOUSE PROJECT: PACS RECEIVED SPECIAL THANKS FROM SPECIAL SERVICES SCHOOL ALONG WITH THIS THANK YOU FROM A LOCAL RESIDENT.
“Thanks to the students of the Special Services School for giving our dog Bella a new home. Under a community service program overseen by John Fulton, Bella received a new dog house built by the students from material donated by the Paws and Claws Society. The students did an excellent job. The house is strong and sturdy and it looks great. Thanks again for your good deeds and for helping others in your community. “
North Cape May
Every month, PACS makes available the award-winning newspaper, KIND NEWS, to more than three thousand children enrolled in the second, third and fourth grades. This publication helps teach children respect for animals and the environment.
PAWS AND CLAWS SOCIETY WAS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE 2009 NO-KILL CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, DC.
May 2-3, 2009, the No Kill Advocacy Center is teaming up with the Animal Law program at George Washington University Law School to bring together the nation’s most successful shelter directors and the nation’s top animal lawyers. They will help you create a No Kill community and teach you how to use the legal system to save the lives of animals. www.nokillconference.org for more information.
CMC ANIMAL SHELTER NEW SINK & COUNTERTOPS
Thank you from Cape May Animal Shelter for PACS donation of a new sink and countertops for shelter.
Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 2:21 PM
Subject: It’s a Sink.
Hi, Madelyn. It’s wonderful, amazing, beautiful, efficient, clean, sparkling … the new sink and countertops have been installed, and what a wonderful change!! It must have occurred yesterday, as they weren’t there when I left Wednesday, but were there today. Fabulous! Please pass my thanks along to the generous spirit who donated them. What an immense improvement!
CAT SPAY DAY IS A BIG SUCCESS.
February 24, 2009, Paws and Claws sponsored its 15th Annual “CAT SPAY DAY”. In recognition of the importance of spay/neuter, Pennsville Township Mayor and Committee declared February 24 as Cat Spay Day in Pennsville Township. Coupons redeemable for free cat spay/neuter surgery by participating veterinarians were made available to qualifying Pennsville residents at the Pennsville Pound.
PENNSVILLE POUND PURRFECT PETS was developed and implemented by PACS and has successfully transitioned the Pound into a no-kill facility serving four townships in Salem County. Every animal picked up by Animal Control Officers in the four townships received loving care and medical treatment to make them whole again. Abandoned animals were spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for internal and external parasites, bathed, groomed and socialized while housed at the Pound. When ready, they were either adopted directly by the Animal Adoption Coordinator provided by Paws and Claws or were transported to one of PACS “Circle of Compassion for Animals” partners where they were housed in foster care and placed with their forever families.
GIVE A LITTLE BOWL OF LOVE
2009 was a year of great economic uncertainty for many families and their beloved pets. Paws and Claws Society is committed to helping people keep their pets. The need was urgent and PACS met that need with the purchase of more than $9,000 in pet food. PACS commitment to this life saving endeavor insured that struggling families would not be forced to surrender their animals to already overflowing animal shelters.