Message from Paws and Claws Society
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During this Holiday Season,
when we pause to appreciate the wonders of creation, the
spirit of peace, and our love for family and friends, we
at Paws and Claws Society wish to express our gratitude
to everyone who shares our love for animals . . . As
part of our Paws and Claws Society "Share the Love"
holiday celebration, we especially enjoyed playing Santa
to other organizations in our Circle of Compassion for
Paws and Claws Society was happy to share some financial
gifts with the following wonderful organizations:
Animal Sanctuary Society, Inc.
PACS developed and implemented a
new and innovative program that brought together the
owner of a local kennel and a local animal rescue
organization in order to save more animals. For a
year and a half, PACS paid the entire cost of the
kennel project that provided
11,940 days of boarding for animals waiting for a
second chance for a loving home.
In addition, Paws and Claws also paid the entire
cost of $64,000 to spay/neuter and vaccinate 972 of
cats and dogs rescued by Animal Sanctuary Society.
Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society runs the nation's
largest sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals.
Best Friends operates a low-cost spay/neuter
program, runs a wildlife rehabilitation center,
sponsors a network of members in rescue, provides
foster care and humane education, and works with
humane groups nationwide to bring about a time when
there will be No More Homeless Pets.
PACS donated $2,000.00 to Best Friends Animal
Society in support of their Medical Guardian Angel
Keepers Of The Wild
The Keepers of The Wild Mission Statement:
"Keepers of the Wild is a 501(c)3 non profit
organization dedicated to the protection of abused,
neglected, abandoned and retired captive wildlife.
To provide the best standard of care and help
enforce the humane treatment of all animals.
"The preservation and protection of wildlife and the
environment is paramount in our goals.
"Through education and public awareness we seek to
alleviate all animals suffering and help eliminate
use of wild animals as pets and their exploitation
in show business.
"Keepers of the Wild provides a permanent home and
true sanctuary to all the animals it rescues."
Paws and Claws donated $10,000.00 toward the work of
Keepers Of The Wild.
From the Kindness Ranch About Us page:
"Kindness Ranch is the only sanctuary in the US that
takes in all kinds of research animals. While new,
it is the result of a decade of work, saving, and
"Laboratory animals have long held a special place
in the heart of Dr. David Groobman, Founder of
Kindness Ranch. Successful in business, Dr. Groobman
first saved enough to provide for his family into
the future. Once this was accomplished, he dedicated
all the profits of his business for ten years to the
ranch. He searched four years to locate the perfect
1,000 acre parcel near historic Hartville in
"Groobman’s passion attracted caring board members
to the cause. Together, they began planning for a
sanctuary with the expectation that the residents
will always receive the best in animal care and that
dogs and cats would be rehabilitated in a home-like
environment. Ground was broke in 2006. After
building four guests yurts, a dog yurt, a cat yurt,
and a managers’ yurt, construction was finished in
the summer of 2007.
"The benefits to the animals are obvious: they are
well-cared for in every aspect of their lives."
PACS shared a gift of $20,000.00 with Kindness
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
PCRM is a nonprofit 501c3 organization headquartered
in Washington, D.C. From their web site's About PCRM
page: "Since 1985, PCRM has been influencing
advancements in medicine and science. We advocate
for preventive medicine, especially good nutrition,
conduct clinical research, and advocate for higher
ethical standards in research. More than 125,000
health care professionals and concerned citizens are
dedicated to creating a better future for animals
Paws and Claws donated $20,000.00 to PCRM's cause.
No Kill Advocacy Center
From model legislation, to model policies, to
ground-breaking studies, to support for activists,
to advocacy, to conferences and seminars, to direct
assistance, to legal action, the No Kill Advocacy
Center is working to end the systematic killing of
animals in U.S. shelters.
PACS supports the No Kill Advocacy Center with its
membership and financial sponsorship and advertising
of their annual conference, totaling $15,000.00 in
December of 2011.
Cat Camp Foundation
The Cat Camp Foundation, Inc. is a privately owned,
non-profit, NO-KILL organization whose mission is to
provide for the needs of the stray and feral cat.
Foundation receives no state or federal funding and
relies on donations and the income from their
pet sitting service for the funds to continue
their work. ALL earnings from this service go the
support of the cats in their care. They are licensed
and bonded and care for all domestic pets in the
Medford, Tabernacle, Shamong, etc., areas. Plants
watered, mail brought in, and vet transport service
Paws and Claws donated $5,000.00 to Cat Camp
Foundation to provide food for the cats in their
Hearts And Paws
Hearts and Paws is a private, non-profit, no-kill
animal sanctuary in Voorhees, New Jersey. Hearts
and Paws provides a safe haven for rescued animals
awaiting loving adoptive homes.
PACS, through its Circle of Compassion for Animals,
shared a gift of $5,000.00 to Hearts and Paws for
sheltering and adoption.
Strays R Us
From their About Us section:
"Strays R Us is a non-profit, all volunteer animal
rescue group located in Rahway NJ. We are working to
improve the lives of homeless cats.
"Our mission is to decrease the amount of kittens
born to stray, feral and abandoned cats through
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) efforts, and to place the
adoptable cats we find into permanent, loving homes.
"Since we do not have a shelter facility, our cats
awaiting adoption are in foster homes.
Unfortunately, due to financial constraints and very
limited space and are not able to take in many of
the cats and kittens we are asked to help."
Paws and Claws donated $2,500.00 to Strays R Us to
help cover veterinary costs for stray or feral cats.
Freedom Center For Wildlife
Their Mission: "Through rehabilitation, education,
and research programs, Freedom Center for Wildlife,
Inc. strives to increase public knowledge and
appreciation towards the conservation, protection
and preservation of native New Jersey habitats and
PACS shared a gift of $2.500.00 with Freedom Center
for Wildlife for their shelter and rescue efforts.
LaMancha Animal Rescue
LaMancha Animal Rescue, a No-Kill shelter located in
Unionville, Pennsylvania, is a privately funded
501c3 charity that was originally formed as an
alternative to the slaughterhouse for ex-racehorses.
Their web site states, "Many of these horses are
perfectly sound, but simply too slow to continue
racing. Some are injured, but can be healed to make
suitable trail riding mounts, show horses, and
three-day eventers. Today LaMancha rescues and finds
homes for not only horses but also dogs, cats, goats
and the occasional exotic animal that requires more
space or specialized knowledge than most SPCAs can
Paws and Claws donated $1,000.00 to LaManchia Animal
Rescue for shelter assistance.
Joe Joe's Place
Joe Joe's Place is an Animal Rescue Center formed in
memory of Joey Lloyd, whose love for his dogs and
other animals was immeasurable. Their mission
statement explains, "To honor him and keep his
spirit alive, we are starting small by fostering
puppies who are waiting for homes. Our vision is one
as big as the void that the loss of Joey's smile
left. We hope to raise enough money to actually
build a rescue and sanctuary to help any domestic
animal in need of medical treatment and shelter with
the hope of preparing them for adoption into loving,
forever homes. Those who are considered
'unadoptable' will be taken care of with love and
compassion until they cross the Rainbow Bridge where
Joey will be waiting for them."
PACS donated $1,000.00 to Joe Joe's Place for
"Young or old, sick or healthy", Tabby's Place is "a
cage-free sanctuary for cats rescued from hopeless
situations". Tabby's place provides
emergency and special medical treatment for homeless
Paws and Claws donated $20,000.00 to enable Tabby's
Place to extend the "Circle of Compassion" to
critically ill or special needs cats, providing the
lifesaving medical care that they need and deserve. PACS also shared a gift of
$15,000.00 for a special program to help cats in
Daris is a new group dedicated to helping stray and
feral cats through TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) and
adoption when possible. PACS donated $2,500.00
for stray and feral cat assistance.