PAWS: Find your winter snuggle buddy
Let’s hear a big “paws” for everyone who helped us celebrate Camden’s first Pints for Paws last Wednesday. We can’t say thank you enough to Loyal Biscuit Co. owner Heidi Vanorse Neal for putting together such a terrific evening. The fun-filled event was at The Smokestack Grill, and it was pretty apparent that people were having a great time. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes for the raffle, to Paddy Mills for the always awesome entertainment and to The Smokestack Grill for donating $1 to PAWS for every pint of beer sold. This event raised $1,100 for the animals here at the shelter — and that’s a passel of pints! In case you had the bad luck to miss the occasion, be on the lookout for next year’s Pints for Paws.
We have several wonderful new cats here at the shelter. We’d love to show you pictures of all of them, but we can’t fit them all in the column. So please visit our website at pawsadoption.org, where you can see all of the adoptable shelter animals.
Among the new arrivals are Lenny and Squiggy. They were brought to the shelter as strays, and we could tell the minute we saw them that they were going to be rascals. We were right. Once they’d been neutered and vaccinated, they were put in the adolescent room, which is where all the “teenage” kittens who are too big for the kitten room, but not big enough for an adult room live. It didn’t take them very long to make new friends and explore the room looking for cool places to hide and then jump on the other kittens. These guys play hard and then drop like rocks for a cat nap. Squiggy is a gray tabby and Lenny is a tiger with white markings, and we think he just might have the longest tail in the western world. Believe us, what you see in the photo isn’t the half of it. Watch a video of Squiggy playing with his new favorite toy on our adoptable animals page, and then get your socks on, because these guys aren’t going to be here very long!
We don’t think Daisy Mae is going to be around for very long either. This 2-year-old beagle will steal your heart. Along with playing, going on walks and riding in the car, she loves everyone and asks only to be loved back. Here’s the one caveat we always mention when we’re talking about beagles: they tend to follow their nose, so Daisy Mae will have to be in a fenced-in yard or on a run. But as long as she has someone to love, she is going to be the happiest little beagle ever.
Super Wish List: We are in desperate need of non-clumping cat litter, canned cat food and cat and dog toys. Please feel free to drop them off in the shelter’s foyer anytime, or stop in when we’re open.
As the time for colder weather approaches, we’re anticipating an increase in our population. Just like you, our wonderful creatures love a warm hearth and a happy home when the winter winds blow. So take some time this fall to come over and see if your meant-for-me friend is here. We love our creatures dearly, and we know you will too if you stop in to see us at 146 Camden St. in Rockport. We’re open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and pawsadopstion.org is never closed. And thank you, as always, for your caring and support.