The cats are on their way to Minneapolis! A total of 75 cats are arriving over the next two weeks. Click here to see pictures and profiles of each cat that is available for adoption.
There is still time to donate -- Pause 4 Paws will be covering the costs for food and vetting for the cats when they arrive until they are placed with their new families. Unfortunately a number of the cats have dental concerns due to poor nutrition and living conditions in Mexico, so they will need additional care while they await adoption. Please visit our Special Initiatives page to contribute and receive a commemorative t-shirt for donations of $25 or $50.
Adopt-A-Gato! View the cats available for adoption!
Thanks to Dangerous Man Brewing Company for a successful P4P happy hour!
Our friends at the Dangerous Man Brewing Company sponsored a fantastic happy hour, complete with commemorative beer glasses, and agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds to Pause 4 Paws. Thanks Rob and team!
Wet Nose Wednesdays
Looking for a new addition to your family? Meet Bella!
Bella is a lovely 6-year old Siamese cat. She loves to cuddle, a lap cat who is perfectly content sitting with her people. While she does, she’ll talk to you, too, in the form of purring.
That said, Bella is a bit scared when meeting new people. She will hang out under and bed or under the bathroom sink (with the cabinet door open) until she feels safe. But once she does, watch out; she’ll look for a new lap to hunker down on.
She also does very well with dogs, and has been known to sleep next to a dog if her human doesn’t want her on the bed.
Bella is looking for a new forever home because, sadly, her owner died. She is a great companion, so please keep her in mind if you or anyone you know are looking to add a four-legged friend to the family.
To find out more about Bella and to arrange a time to meet her, please contact Jill Goldstein.
P4P Featured Partner
Leech Lake's February 2017 spay/neuter clinic was a “transport” clinic. In the winter months, they drive to Leech Lake Reservation to pick up the animals the day before the clinic and return them to the Twin Cities clinic location. This is a 9 or 10-hour round trip! The animals are walked and fed and settled in for the night. They have surgery the following day, and a returned to Leech Lake Reservation the day after that.
In the weeks preceding the transport clinic, appointments get made, keeping us within the limits we have for species, sex, and size. Priority is given to people who have been waiting the longest for spay/neuter (since their last clinic in September 2016).
When the animals arrived Friday night, volunteers were on hand to make sure the animals were fed and watered, the dogs were walked, and everyone got settled into a cozy bed for the night. Bright and early Saturday morning, volunteers brought the animals to Kindest Cut for surgery. After they were awake and alert, the animals were brought back to their cages and kennels for walks and a bit to eat. Volunteers provided animal care well into the evening. Reminder calls went out to all the patient families to be ready and waiting to pick up their pets upon their return to Leech Lake Reservation. As part of discharge, every animal was given a goodie bag with some donated toys and treats to go along with their meds and paperwork.
Leech Lake made an extra effort to take lots of photos of the animals throughout the entire clinic weekend and posting them on Facebook. It’s hard for families to send their beloved pets away for three days for surgery, so it’s important for us to keep them and their pets connected while they’re apart.
25 cats and dogs got sterilized, preventing lots of unwanted litters and bringing the other benefits of spay/neuter, namely preventing some cancers and diseases and curbing unwanted behaviors. To learn more about the work that Leech Lake does every day, visit their website at http://www.leechlakelegacy.org/
Your financial support enables Pause 4 Paws to help save the lives of animals and to improve their quality of life through rescue, adoption and sanctuary. The funding that P4P distributes to its rescue organizations has helped save more than 25,000 animals and facilitated spay/neutering for nearly 17,000 dogs and cats, but our work is not done.
Please consider joining our efforts by making a contribution. You can give your support in any amount by making an on-line donation, or you can become a formal Pause 4 Paws Sponsor.Donate online
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