Cats return the favor

Mar 12, 2018
Moustache has been at P.A.W.S. for almost two years.

Camden — If you’ve ever had a cat, you know they’re great for curling up with in front of a fire and on lazy mornings in bed. But scientists are finding that sharing your life with a cat can have other, less obvious benefits. Allow two of our resident cat-ologists to explain:

Hello, my name is Moustache. I have been at P.A.W.S. for almost two years. I am a little shy at first, but once you get to know me, you’ll see I have a lot to offer. Experts (a.k.a. humans who think they know all about us cats) say that just having me around will improve your mood. In fact, after only 15 minutes of playing with me, your brain will start pumping out something called serotonin, and you’ll feel happier and less stressed. So if you adopt me, we'll both feel great!

My name is Frey, and I'm here to tell you how awesome I am to have around. Not only am I one handsome feline, but as it turns out, I’m also fantastic at helping people recover from all sorts of hard stuff, like going through surgery or fighting in a war. Scientists studying PTSD (whatever that is) say people get better faster when they hang around with cats. Call me Dr. Frey! And because I have an immune deficiency, I need to stay indoors all the time. So we’ll have plenty of time to give each other the unconditional love we both need.

Of course, what our cat-ologists don’t know is that kitten season is almost here. More often than not, spring brings a deluge of cute, cuddly, playful kittens to our door, and until they’re adopted, they need food—lots and lots of food. Last year, P.A.W.S. cared for 300 kittens, and they consumed almost 50 big bags of kitten chow. As we plan for this year’s baby boom, we would like to ask for your help. Among the things we’ll need most when the kittens arrive are kitten chow (both kibbles and cans), unscented clay litter, laundry detergent, and bleach. Could you purchase some of these supplies the next time you’re running errands and drop them off at the shelter at 123 John Street in Camden? We’re open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., but you can leave donations anytime in the vestibule at our entrance. It’s always unlocked.

For other ways to help -- and for information about upcoming events, as well as all of our adoptable pets -- please visit or follow us on Facebook @pawsanimaladoptioncenter. We thank you for being such a P.A.W.S.-some community that truly loves our animal friends.



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