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It’s what you do for others.
Daphne was trapped and examined last year as a young adult, but was determined at that time to be too feral for adoption. Instead she was ear-tipped to show she had been spayed and released back outside. This past January a PAWS volunteer brought her inside to keep her from freezing to death in the polar vortex temperatures, she was very frightened, hissing, and growling.
Since then, she has come all the way out of her shell and become a model citizen of Indoor Cat Land. Daphne now follows me around the house, wakes me up in the morning with gentle meows to remind me it's breakfast time, runs up and butts her head against my legs, jumps on the bed to cuddle, and generally makes it hard to remember she was ever a supposedly "feral" cat.
Our mission is to rescue stray and/or abused cats and dogs and place them in good homes. It is a PAWS policy to adopt animals to responsible homes only in the greater Cleveland area. We provide medical care to rescued animals and foster them in our own homes. We also make sure that they are spayed or neutered so that they do not continue the cycle of births that result in more pets than homes. The advantage of adopting a fostered animal is that we know all about our adoptable pets! They have lived with us and we know their personalities, habits, likes and dislikes. We can help you find the perfect companion for your home and lifestyle! We are a no kill organization (the only time we euthanize is on the advice of a vet in order to end suffering where no hope of recovery exists). Everything we do is out of love for the animals.
Losing your beloved pet can be devastating, frustrating and scary all at the same time. Whether Fido took off after Alvin, Simon or Theodore, or just snuck out the door, there are a few things you can do to help bring him home safe and sound.
Meet our newest little PAWS dog, Ozzie! This poor little emaciated guy is possibly a poodle mix who was pulled from a local shelter because he needed a calm and loving place to heal after surgery. The shelter acquired him after his owner's neighbor reported that he was neglected, starving and in very bad shape. As you can see here he needs lots of good food and a LOT of love.
Stay tuned for reports of his progress!
$10 from each item purchased will be donated to PAWS Ohio.