See the 2010 Annual Report.

Read letters regarding protest of Showtime TV’s trailer for its new series, Shameless:

From Paws and Claws Society, Inc.

From a Showtime viewer

Paws and Claws Society unveils new program, Fix and Feed Our Pets in Need – During this time of economic uncertainty, families especially need the comfort of their pets.  To have to take the heart-wrenching step of giving up your beloved pet to an already overflowing shelter would be devastating to the emotional stability of the family, especially the children.  No one should have to make that impossible choice of feeding their pets or feeding themselves.  For more information, see our full program details.

Please see the newest page on our siteTips From The Trenches, and read about The No Kill Advocacy Center.  You may also download and read the No Kill Advocate free e-newsletter.

PACS joins The Giving Effect, a web site devoted to connecting people who have something to donate with causes who can benefit from their donations.


Winners of 2010 Senior Scholarship Award Announced

Paws and Claws Society announces the winners in its Circle of Compassion for Animals Senior Scholarship Award Competition.  Thanks to all who participated and congratulations to all who won!

Ian Cummings, Mainland Regional High School

1. Rachel Low, Absegami High School
2. Joshua Carty, Hammonton High School
3. Patrick A. Ciboldi, Mainland Regional High School

1. Seth Kelly, Cape May County Technical HS
2. Devon Bailey, Cape May County Technical HS
3. Michael Hagan, Jr., Ocean City High School

1. Robert Zippel, A. P. Schalick High School
2. Shannon Whyte, Woodstown High School
3. Arlene Lodge, Woodstown High School

Katelynn Kuni, Wildwood High School

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The 2010 No-Kill Conference will be July 31-August 1, 2010 at the George Washington University Law School in Washington DC.  The No Kill Advocacy Center is the nation’s premier organization working to end the systematic killing of animals in U.S. shelters and is teaming up with the Animal Law program at George Washington University Law School, Maddie’s Fund and Friends of Animals 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.

Paws And Claws Society is a proud sponsor of the 2010 No-Kill Conference.

See www.nokilladvocacycenter.org for more information.

2010 Senior Scholarship Award

Paws and Claws Society is seeking the fresh ideas of young people for an old problem – how to get more animals adopted from animal shelters.

AWARDS: A 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize may be awarded in each participating county for $1,000, $750 and $500 respectively. The student submitting the best idea from all the entrants may be awarded $1,500.

ELIGIBILITY: Seniors attending high schools in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem Counties who will graduate in spring 2010.

CHALLENGE: Only about 16% of the animals adopted into homes come from animal shelters. The challenge is to create an original, practical way to increase the adoption of shelter pets and describe it in an essay of less than 500 words. Idea(s) can apply to an entire shelter or to specific types of adoptions like senior pets, special needs pets, feral cats or big dogs. You can submit up to five original ideas, if each is a separate submission.

JUDGING: A four person committee chaired by the Paws and Claws Society Treasurer will judge the submissions. Decisions will be final. Paws and Claws Society reserves the right not to award all prizes, if entries are not original. If a same or similar winning idea is submitted, the earliest postmark will decide the winner.

TERMS: By submitting an idea essay all students are signifying that their work is original. While the students will retain rights to their work, Paws and Claws Society reserves the right to use all ideas without compensation.

SUBMIT: On one side of a single sheet of paper place your name, school, school address, school telephone number and county. Place your idea essay on the other side and mail by May 1, 2010, to: Circle of Compassion Senior Scholarship, PO Box 633, CMCH, NJ 08210.

WINNERS: Scholarship winners will be notified during their school’s normal award ceremony. A list of winners can be obtained after June 15 by emailing .

See the press release.

See the letter sent to schools.

Cape May County, NJ Free Spay/Neuter Program

To help reach more low-income families and individuals with unaltered animals, Paws and Claws has placed applications for their FREE Fix-A-Friend spay/neuter program in Cape May County at participating local veterinary offices.

See the press release.

See the letter sent to veterinarians.

PACS was pleased to be a supporter of The Art of Compassion 25th Anniversary Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) Gala, April 10, 2010.  See more information about the event on the PCRM web site.


Paws and Claws Society 16th annual CAT SPAY DAY, February 23rd


In recognition of the importance of spay/neuter, February 23, 2010 was declared Cat Spay Day in Burlington County.

Coupons redeemable for free cat spay/neuter surgery by participating veterinarians will be available to qualifying Burlington County residents while supplies last. Eligible residents include senior citizens over the age of 60, disabled persons, and individuals receiving any one of the nine New Jersey programs of financial assistance.

Cats must be at least four months old with proof of rabies vaccination or cat will be vaccinated at owner’s expense. Coupon must be used by March 31, 2010.  While supplies last, coupons available between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 23rd only. For more information, call 856-981-4048.

Kindness Ranch posts a thank-you for PACS purchase of a three-horse trailer:

“Thanks to Paws and Claws Society and the Staats Foundation of Thorofare, New Jersey, Kindness Ranch is the proud owner of a comfortable three horse trailer! From horse rescues to vet trips, the new trailer will be put to immediate use. The motto of Paws and Claws Society is “Partners in Prevention, Not Destruction”. The saying certainly has great meaning with this gift . It enables us to rescue and care for more horses and other farm animals. We couldn’t do what we do with out the support and partnership of such caring organizations!”

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PACS will again bring 4 billboards featuring Georgie and the “Circle of Compassion for Animals” to Cape May County. The public will see PACS Spay/neuter and adoption message at various location throughout Cape May County in 2010.

International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) Offers thanks and recognition to PACS for idea to convert and use their billboard in a print ad in Mother Jones:

Mother Jones Meets An ISAR Billboard

One of ISAR’s major tools in our international effort to educate about the moral and other necessity of spay/neuter of companion animals is our billboard campaign.

The campaign has been a very effective means of drawing attention to dog and cat overpopulation, and the importance of spaying and neutering. As a result of our last campaign, in multiple states throughout the United States public awareness of this important animal rights issue has been heightened.

In the February issue of Mother Jones magazine, our friends at Paws & Claws Society, Inc. and New Jersey Animal Advocates have come up with a fabulous new idea: getting our huge highway billboards into print media. The folks at Paws & Claws and New Jersey Animal Advocates have turned our billboard into the following paid half-page print advertisement.

Cat Camp Foundation thanks Paws And Claws in their December 2009 Cat Tales Newsletter, for food and spay/neuter assistance:

“There are some people who have really helped us with this issue. I didn’t have the money for food and didn’t know what to do. Jean Smith, who heads the Paws and Claws group, once again came to my rescue. She met with me at PetSmart and donated a carload of food to us. It was like Christmas in November. Jean has also taken care of our spay/neuter program. She funds our medical bills and Willingboro Veterinary Clinic is working with us to get the job done. This is not the first time Jean has come to my rescue. She is always there when we really need help. To say “thank you, Jean” seems inadequate, but it comes from the heart.”

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