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PAWS For Reflection 6/8/2015

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!

PAWS For Reflection 6/1/2015

PAWS . . . for Reflection
an article by Pets Are Worth Saving, Inc.

We told you a couple of weeks ago about the Clinton Anderson “Walkabout Tour” in Duquoin the weekend of June 20-21.  This is one of the grandest horse enthusiast’s events ever, and we have free tickets for the two-day event!  They are limited in number, though, so hurry to see Karee at PAWS 2nd Chance Resale this week.

We are so looking forward to this opportunity, and feel very privileged that this year’s tour comes so close to us.  You won’t want to miss this.

The weekend before, on Sunday, June 14, will be participating in the “Dawg Daze of Summer Super Shelter Spectacular” at Alto Vineyards.  PAWS, along with several other Southern Illinois shelters, will all be there to visit with, answer your questions, and just have fun.

For our annual Fourth of July Pork Butt sale, we have pick-up dates of July 1, 2, & 3.  We’ll be in touch to get your orders, or you can contact PAWS Place or any board member to have one roasted to perfection for you and your family for the holiday weekend. $35 each this year.

We will try to keep you updated on our many activities and events to further our work.  But, remember, the day-to-day business of caring for the companion animals at PAWS Place, while always pursuing their best possible forever home, and the daily work of maintaining our resale store as another source of revenue continues, regardless of whatever other events we sponsor or participate in.  

You can help us financially by setting up a monthly giving program, by donating items we use in caring for the animals, by shopping first at our resale store, by offering your time as a volunteer, or any combination of these things.  Think about it, you could save a life!

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!

PAWS For Reflection 5/4/2015

PAWS UP!  That’s the theme for the May 9th Fashion Show fundraiser for PAWS at the Anna Arts Center.  That’s this Saturday, and it is scheduled from 2 to 4 pm.  Admission is $10 per person for the event.
 
Remember, the show will feature clothing and accessories from PAWS 2nd Chance Resale, to highlight the quality and selection available at the store.  We look forward to seeing friends, their families, and our supporters at the event.  Then, come shop.

To remind you—there are a couple of other ways your shopping can help PAWS.  First, enroll your Kroger Plus shopping card by logging onto www.kroger.com/communityrewards.  Choose PAWS NPO # 10673 as the organization you want to support. Then, each and every time you use your Kroger Plus shopper card at any Kroger store, you will be helping save a life.

Next, shop Amazon! The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible AmazonSmile items to PAWS!   Here, you can support PAWS by simply logging on to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1341598 to do your shopping. If you have problems with either of these, let us know and we’ll try to help.  

We have a busy summer of events we participate in and hope you will come, too.  We’ll keep you up to date on what’s coming.

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!

PAWS For Reflection 5/11/2015

What a great time we all had at the PAWS UP Fashion Show!  We can’t say enough thanks to all the wonderful volunteers with the Anna Arts Center and PAWS for showing everyone such a good time and showcasing the quality and array of items available for sale at PAWS 2nd Chance Resale store here in Anna, not to speak of our precious fur babies.

We already told you that we have a busy summer schedule, but do we ever!  Saturday, 5-23, we have been invited to Starview Vineyards in Cobden.  We hear that Diamond Dog begins music at 3 pm, we’ll have pups to visit with, and we will have our lovely quilt on display with those raffle tickets available.

Sunday, June 14 is the “Dawg Daze of Summer Super Shelter Spectacular” at Alto Vineyard, where PAWS, along with several other Southern Illinois shelters, will all be there to visit with, answer your questions, and just have fun.

Then, on to our annual Fourth of July Pork Butt sale, with pick-up dates of July 1, 2, & 3.  We’ll be in touch to get your orders, or you can contact PAWS Place or any board member to have one roasted to perfection for you and your family for the holiday weekend.  

Unbelievably, we’re right on to the “Sit, Stay, Drink” event at Starview Vineyard the weekend of July 18-19.

And, believe it or not, right in the middle of it all is one of the grandest horse enthusiast’s events ever, the Clinton Anderson “Walkabout Tour” is in Duquoin the weekend of June 20-21. Learn the Method, his quiet and step-by-step approach to becoming a better horseman.  His method, his quietness in training, his nearly instant connection with the horses he sees puts many of us in mind of Cesar’s way with dogs.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity.

Lots of places to be, lots of things to do, all for the sake of the animals we serve.  But, remember, the day-to-day business of caring for the companion animals at PAWS Place, while always pursuing the best possible forever home, and the daily work of maintaining our resale store continues always.  

Brings us back to the necessity of dedicated and dependable volunteers.  Give us a call, share your time, the rewards are great.

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!

PAWS For Reflection 4/20/2015

Please, please, please spay or neuter your companion animals!  The late spring influx of unwanted puppies and kittens at PAWS Place has begun, and it is heartbreaking to again be reminded that there are simply not enough homes for them all, the no-kill facilities that everyone wants these babies to go to do not have space for them all, and in Southern Illinois, the future of these innocent, precious babies is not promising.

Have your cats and dogs surgically altered first, then pay it forward by offering to help with the cost for other family, your neighbors, or whomever may need the help.  The cost to our communities financially, and certainly morally, is far more than the one-time expenditure for this surgery.  Your companion animals, in general, will live longer, happier lives when neutered, and you will be saving lives.  Do it now.

Planning for the May 9th Benefit Fashion Show for PAWS at the Anna Arts Center is in full swing and the models for the show have selected their fashions.  The show will feature clothing and accessories from PAWS 2nd Chance Resale, to highlight the quality and selection available at the store.  And, as always, to spotlight the needs and challenges PAWS faces as we move forward to help make our community shine.  

Again, just to remind you, PAWS receives not one cent of city, county, or state money for the work we do.  Absolutely every penny that it requires to continue our monumental tasks comes from you.  We continue to be grateful, as do the thousands of companion animals we have taken in and rehomed over the years.  Please continue to keep us in mind as you plan your giving.

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!

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