As a “No-Kill” shelter, PAWS has adopted a no-animal-left-behind mentality. If a pet is suffering from a treatable medical or behavioral issue, we will always do our best to help. As a non-profit organization, however, it is a tremendous financial burden to do so. We work our hardest to keep these pets safe and both physically and mentally healthy, but there are extraordinary situations that test our limits of care. For, this reason, we have created the Knight in Shining Armor Fund. This fund will allow our supporters to donate specifically to animals whose care would otherwise be beyond our means of helping.


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PUP-DATE! Blackberry is back to perfect health and ADOPTED! This little tyke came to us immediately after being hit by a car. He sustained serious injuries to his hip which required immediate surgery. The prognosis is good, however, there is a chance that the hip will need further surgery in the next few weeks. As it stands, our costs are at $650 with the potential to double. This young pup could sure use some help.   To donate to Blackberry’s care, simply click his image and specify “Blackberry” in the memo line.





 PUP-DATE! Chloe has been ADOPTED! Chloe was recently diagnosed with a Mast Cell Tumor that needs to be removed immediately before it is allowed to spread. She has a surgery scheduled which will cost around $500. During this process she will also receive a dental procedure to correct the poor condition of her teeth. This lovely lady is as sweet as they come and we appreciate any help we can get on getting her back to good health. To donate to Chloe’s care, simply click her image and specify “Chloe” in the memo line.

Thank you!

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KnightThis amazing kitty was transferred from an uncertain future at a municipal shelter, to PAWS in June of 2013. After arrival, it became clear that Knight was not in the best health. What began as a simple upper respiratory infection, quickly turned into a desperate situation when he came down with a dangerously high fever.

Knight was rushed to the vet where he was given antibiotics and a detailed regimen of care. After five days, his fever broke and things began to look up. There was just one problem – Knight refused to eat. The shelter staff began force feeding him every three hours over the next month. Although this was what the doctor ordered, Knight was showing no signs of improvement – in fact, he was getting worse.

Knight’s anorexia was causing him to slowly go into liver failure. Knight was taken back to the doctor and had a feeding tube surgically placed. He was at his lowest point and no one was sure what his fate would IMG_2264-Recoveredbe. After the feeding tube was in, Knight spent his days at PAWS being cared for by the staff and his nights in a foster home.

After what felt like an eternity, and cost a small fortune in medical bills, Knight took his first bites on September 25th – three months after his hunger strike began! Today, Knight is a happy and healthy cat resting comfortably in the loving arms of his new family!

By contributing to the Knight in Shining Armor Fund, you afford PAWS the opportunity to treat pets like Knight and see them through to their forever homes.

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