OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – A North Beach resident was able to play a pretty big part in one family’s celebration of the holidays, after an overnight tragedy sent them looking for a
North Beach PAWS still has room available for the November 2nd spay and neuter clinic. This service is offered to pet owners of the North Beach area who are low-income and otherwise unable to afford the cost of getting their pets altered. This service is free to qualifying applicants, but donations of any size are greatly appreciated to help fund this project. Those outside of the North Beach Area may also apply and will be put on an alternate list pending space available. There is a limit of two animals per household. Call 289-0409 to apply.
ABERDEEN, Wash. - PetSense in Aberdeen has some new kittens and cats up for adoption, thanks to a recent adoption of their own, that spawned a new partnership with North Beach PAWS. They supplied the furry orphans for the Petsense National Adoption event earlier this month. Brittanie, the new manager of the local PetSense adopted "Dexter," and that got the ball rolling.
Molly High of North Beach PAWS tells us they are grateful for the opportunity and thanked PetSense for their hospitality. The cats will be rotated every 2-3 days so check back often. For each cat adopted, PetSense gives a cardboard carrier, a blanket, one month of flea treatment, and a goodie bag, as well as 10% off purchases the day of the adoption.
If you are looking for a kitten or a cat, we are now doing adoptions out of PetSense in Aberdeen as well as through the shelter! Please go see our purr-babies if you would like to add to your family. We have cats and kittens of all ages, sizes and color. Those who have not been adopted after a couple of days will return to the shelter for a break and others will take their place, so check back often. Or if you are looking for a particular kitty, let us know! We might have one just waiting at our shelter for the purr-fect fur-ever home with you! Due to the high numbers of kitties needing rehomed at this time, we are offering a special adoption fee of one for $80 or two for $100. When considering adopting, understand that kittens and teenage litter mates often do better in pairs as they will entertain each other and not rely on you (or your house) for their primary means of entertainment. They are less mischievous if they can wear each other out! They all come spayed/neutered and all vaccinations, deworming, and flea control is current. The shelter has invested up to $250 per kitty, so this is much more economical than getting a free kitten you have to pay for the altering, initial vaccinations, veterinary care and wellness check, as this has already been done! Your purr-fect feline companion awaits you!
UPDATE: The Irish wolf hound mix that North Beach PAWS had named Adonis for their brief time with him passed away Monday afternoon. "Romeo" was brought in to their shelter Saturday in such poor health that he was given only a 50% chance to live.
Deputy Police Chief Russ Fitts with Ocean Shore PD tells us his owners "told investigators that they have been dealing with expensive, medical issues with the dog for years," adding that "while it is unfortunate to see, the situation did not appear to fit the criteria for neglect." The case remains under investigation.
North Beach PAWS reports an influx of donations toward his care will help to cover the vet bills.
It was a trial run at Stafford Creek Corrections Center when three dogs from a local animal shelter were guided around the facility.
Within minutes of seeing the dogs – two Labrador retrievers and a beagle – several inmates had tears well up in their eyes.
The beagle became so excited from all the affection it received that it began to hyperventilate. “It was remarkable to see,” Classifi cation Counselor Loren Taylor said. “I had read about what a positive impact dogs can have on inmates and vice-versa, but to actually see it in person was really powerful.” That positive impact is the goal of a new dog program here at Stafford Creek.