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Did you know that stroking a cat lowers blood pressure? Did you know that nurturing a cat increases your sense of well-being? Did you know that living with a cat staves off loneliness and provides amusement? All true. So, when the stresses of a world in turmoil or merely a bad day at work threaten to overwhelm you, help can be just a cat-in-the-lap away.
PAWS Place Adoption Center has a wide array of feline therapists ready to purr your troubles away, and June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month. Come by for a dose of relaxation therapy today!
And if you're thinking about adopting a cat, consider taking two home. Cats require exercise, mental stimulation, and social interaction. Two cats can help provide this for each other as you go about your busy day. Plus they’ll provide even more benefits to you. Cats’ purring has been shown to soothe humans as well as themselves, and they have an uncanny ability to just make you smile.
You can also start your search at www.pawspaws.org Maybe you could help an older friend or family member adopt a cat for their wonderful companionship and relatively easier care. Lots of options, give it some thought.
Join us this Sunday, June 14, at Alto Vineyards from noon to 7pm for their DAWG DAZE of Summer Super Shelter Spectacular. Music by The Rural Kings, Jenny and the Johnsons, The Storm Crows and Uncle Pecos. Food by Pat's BBQ and The Neighborhood Co-Op. A silent auction and lots of fun and games benefiting southern Illinois animal rescue groups. Admission will be $15 at gate, or stop by Alto Vineyards during regular operating hours for advance tickets at the lower price of $12.00. Children 12 and under are free. Pets are also welcome with proof of vaccination available upon request. All the proceeds of this event benefit Southern Illinois pet rescue!
Remember to shop at PAWS 2nd Chance Resale first for all your family’s needs. Our inventory of items changes with your every visit, and your shopping with us helps save lives.
Meanwhile, if you see a companion animal in need, in trouble, or suffering, please, please call someone before it’s too late for them. Call your local animal control office, the police, the Sheriff’s Dept., and let us know, too. It IS your business if an innocent being who cannot speak for himself needs your help!
Call or write to us at 139 E. Vienna St., Anna, IL, 62906; ph: 618-833-DOGS (3647); pawspaws.org. Keep PAWS in mind!