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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closed Wednesday

Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Animal Shelter

We were able to save 96% of the animals in our care this week.

  • We were able to save 96% of the animals in our care this week.
  • INTAKES:  178 (11 owner surrender, 2 return adoptions, 47 from animal control, 62 strays and 56 transferred in).
  • OUTCOMES: 50 animals adopted, 1 died, 7 were euthanized for illness or aggression, 1 animal was owner requested euthanasia, 67 were returned to their owners (8 stray, 59 diversions)  and 35 were sent to rescue.
  • Clinic performed 129 spay/neuter surgeries.
  • Currently 130 large dogs, 10 small dogs, 8 puppies, 43 cats and 60 kittens in the facility.
  • 7 animals being held for court.
  • 153 animals available for adoption. 61 of those have already been altered (40%).
  • PAWS received $460.65 cash donations, $210.00 in donations for the Dog Park.
  • PAWS took in 48 animals from Chesterfield and Aston Counties.  Both of these shelters flooded due to Hurricane Florence.
  • Did you know? That chocolate is bad for dogs but grapes, macadamia nuts, xylitol (common in gum) and avocados are also toxic! 
  • We have orientations every 2nd Saturday from 10:30am-12:00pm and 4th Monday from 6:00p-7:30p. To be able to volunteer with us, we now ask that people do the orientations so we can give them a quick “dos and don’ts” of the shelter. This program is going to be head up by one of our animal caretakers, Danielle Parker.  People who are interested In volunteering can contact Danielle at pawsvolunteer@andersoncountysc.org or they can also contact Brittany Rambo at bvrambo@andersoncountysc.org
Thursday
Oct192017

Pets of the Week, Oct. 19: Bianca, Luna

 Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull / Mix

  •         Age: 8y 6m Gender: Female
  •         Color: Black / White
  •         Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  •         Size: Medium

 

“Blanca is a tender little girl. She absolutely delights in belly rubs and will even flop onto her back when you approach her kennel. She walks very well on a leash. She is selective about her treats, but will gobble them up when given the right ones. She is an easy going mature girl that would prefer to be the only pet in the house!”

 

 

 

  •        Breed: Domestic Shorthair / Mix
  •        Age: 2y Gender: Female
  •        Color: Brown / Orange
  •        Spayed/Neutered: No
  •        Size: Small
  •        Declawed: No

 

“Luna is a fun loving little kitty that loves attention! She loves to play with her toys, and snuggle in her blanket. She is looking for her forever home!”

 

Sunday
Oct152017

Week of Oct. 15

Dog

Marlon- Breed: Boxer / Mix

  • ·         Age: 3y 1m Gender: Male
  • ·         Color: White
  • ·         Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • ·         Size: Medium

“Like most of our guests, Marlon can be enthusiastic at the prospect of getting his turn to romp through the play yard. Once he is outside, his leash manners improve and he is very playful. His tail wags continuously when he meets new friends to play with, both human and canine. If a dog buddy isn't so happy to meet him, he simply turns and walks away without incident. His favorite toy is a knotted rope and he enjoys a friendly game of tug, never concerning himself with who wins. Marlon can be fairly picky about his treats but has found hot dogs to be to his liking. He is a small little chap and is sure to leave plenty of room on the couch for others to join him!”


 

 

 CAT

Rascal- Breed: Domestic Shorthair / Mix

  • ·         Age: 5y 4m Gender: Male
  • ·         Color: Blue / Black
  • ·         Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • ·         Size: Small
  • ·         Declawed: Yes

 

“Rascal is a great cat! He is declawed so he would make a fantastic indoor pet. He gets a little nervous around small children, but loves to be petted and shown affection. He loves bouncing back and forth between his cat trees. This little fella would make a great addition to any feline loving home!”

 

Friday
Oct132017

PAWS Saved 98 Percent of Animals This Week

Animal Shelter

  • Able to save 98% of the animals in our care this week.
  • INTAKES: 127 (22 owner surrender, 2 return adoptions, 51 from animal control, 50 strays, and 2 transferred in from other agencies).
  • OUTCOMES: 90 animals adopted, 0 died, 3 cats were euthanized for illness, 1 animal was owner requested euthanasia, 29 were returned to their owners and 33 were sent to rescue.
  • Clinic performed 134 spay/neuter surgeries.
  • Received $554.93 in cash donations and approximately $100 worth of food and supplies.
  • Michael Ray, a country musician, invited PAWS to his concert at Wendell’s Dippin’ Branch where a donation box was set up.  He asked his fans to bring donations of food/blankets for the shelter.

 

Saturday
Apr162016

Pets of The Week April 16

Meet Yang!  She is a one year old, very friendly girl!  She enjoys to be with you and curl up next to you. Still kitten in her as she is very curious!   Come and see Yang, she is in our glass room!  3112-8771

 

Meet Louie!  7 months old. One sweet, smart but a shy boy!  Louie knows how to sit and shake!  He is already altered and ready to find his new home!  You can find me in Large Adoption #13.

Monday
Mar072016

Pets of The Week, March 5

Meet Morris!  He is a 2 year old, extremely sweet domestic short haired cat.  Morris came to PAWS FIV positive.  Here are a few excerpts fromhttp://www.littlebigcat.com/health/living-with-fiv/   about FIV positive cats.  If you are interested in finding out more about FIV, please visit the website. 

"Like most viruses, FIV is specific to its host species and infects only cats; it is not contagious to people. FIV is found in 1-1/2 to 3% of all cats in the U.S.  Like the Serengeti lions, many FIV+ cats live long lives without ever developing symptoms of the disease."

"Most FIV+ cats could be adopted and live with FIV-negative cats with very little risk of transmitting the disease. Because FIV is only transmitted through bite wounds, a non-aggressive FIV+ cat would not put other cats at risk. Sadly, most FIV+ cats in shelters are euthanized, or segregated and "warehoused" for the rest of their lives with little chance of adoption."

"FIV is not a death sentence. However, sensible precautions should be taken. FIV+ cats should be kept strictly indoors to eliminate the risk of transmitting the disease to other cats through fighting, as well as to reduce exposure to secondary infections that could harm the cat."



Meet Sue,  she is a very calm and extremely quiet  6+ year old hound mix.  She came to us in 2014 through a court case that took over a year for us to gain custody of her.  She was heartworm positive and after winning custody, her heartworm treatment was started .  She is shy around men and does not trust them.   She does not act her age OUTSIDE of the shelter environment, where while inside, she does not interact with the public.  Please come in and take her out to the dog park and see her true personality.   She loves to give kisses and be loved on.  Please consider opening your home to an older dog that has gone through so much in her life.