Low income pet altering November 2nd at North Beach PAWS

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.

North Beach PAWS teams with PetSense for kitten adoptions in Aberdeen

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.

ADOPT-A-CAT at PetSense and support North Beach PAWS

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!

Ocean Shores dog passes away, after found in such poor health he bled when he walked

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.

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. - North Beach PAWS operator Molly High tells us a malnourished Irish wolf hound mix was apparently found near the Ocean Shores Marina Saturday afternoon, infested with fleas, and yeast infections. High said  his face is covered in scabs. "His eyes are infected, and he's miserable. His paws are swollen about twice the size of what they should be." High said just walking makes him bleed.
On Sunday High talked with Ocean Shores Police and the owner, at that time they wanted to file charges against the shelter, and whoever had dropped him off. Molly said they talked the owner into relinquishing the dog to their care, and not filing charges. Police also declined charges against the owner.
Adonis recovering
if you'd like to help with animal rescue on the North beach, www.northbeachpaws.org

Hoquiam Farmers Market Update

Whew!  The sky is clearing and the sunshine beginning to peak thru the clouds.  The rainy drizzly weather seemed to snap everyone back into Standard Weather mode, rummaging in the bottom of the drawer for a sweater and getting the water-proof sneakers out again.  Okay, the lawns got watered and the forest lands certainly needed the moisture, but let’s get back to Summer!
 
The Hoquiam Farmers Market is planning on many more weeks of carefree sunny days.  Remember the old phrase about mid-summer;
 The Dog Days of August ???  The images those words conjure!  Dusty country roads, heat waves visible in the air, the kids headed for the nearest river for a swim, and the family dog oblivious to everything as he sleeps that deep, happy slumber that only a dog can achieve.

The Dog Days of August With the Hoquiam Farmers Market News

The Hoquiam Farmers Market is going ‘barking mad’ on August 15th, and plan on having a ‘dog-gone good time’ for everyone to enjoy!
Yes, the middle of August brings the traditional ‘Dog Days of Summer’, when the clock is running out of vacation days and school is just around the corner.
Bring your 4-legged canine friends to the market for a home-baked doggie biscuit treat.  We’ll have a wading pool for them to ‘cool their dogs off”, contests, special dog related exhibits, information on adopting dogs, an artist specializing in dog portraits, Anthony Stricevich grilling hot dogs on the bbq, and a play area for children.  
 Looking for a new puppy?  PAWS will have their most adorable puppies at the market on Saturday!  Come on over, we’ll get you matched with just the right new family member.  We even have a t-shirt guy who can take a photo of you and your dog and put it on a custom t-shirt!  
Or, bring in your favorite photo, he’ll use that one!
Yes, the Farmers Market is ‘going to the dogs’!!!!

New Dog Program at Stafford Creek

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.