PAWS New England

This week PetravelR™ features PAWS New England on Adopt a Friend.

PAWS News England rescues abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs from high-kill shelters and desperate situations, gives them veterinary care and much needed TLC, and brings them to New England to be placed in safe, loving homes.  Their goal is to reduce and eventually end the 90% euthanization rate at the Tipton County Animal Shelter in Millington, Tennessee through community education on spay and neutering of pets.

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PAWS New England started with a simple mission: save lives, one dog at a time.  Over the last eight years, more than 7000 dogs from Tennessee, Missouri,  local communities, and various other shelters throughout the country have been put into loving homes.  PAWS now has over 75 volunteers and a wonderful network of foster homes and rescue partners, including New England shelters, veterinarians and trainers.

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Based out of Barrington, Rhode Island, PAWS New England has become one of the most recognized rescues in the area.  If you are looking to add a dog to your family, PAWS is a wonderful place to start.

In late 2010, accomplished film director Ellen Goosenberg Kent first contacted PAWS about featuring them in her HBO documentary about euthanasia of shelter animals in America.  One Nation Under Dog is a complicated and unwavering story that explores our relationship with dogs. The film chronicles those who would protect their animals with regard for little else, the many manifestations of grief from losing a pet, and the brutal truth behind the euthanasia of 4-6 million homeless animals in the US each year and the people who fight to save their lives.

PAWS New England and PetravelR™ share the hope that this film will inspire you to take action.

PAWS New England is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer non-profit, and they need your help to continue their amazing work.  You can support PAWS by volunteering, donating, and shopping.  All donations are tax deductible and 99-cents of every dollar received goes directly towards helping rescue dogs.

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There are three great ways to donate to PAWS: the monthly-giving program, a one-time donation, or a memorial gift in remembrance of a special person or animal.  You can also make a special donation to Owen Fundcreated to honor the inspiring spirit and bravery of a young pup who beat the odds. All too often, a dog like Owen would have been euthanized in a overcrowded shelter without fanfare.  Another victim of abuse and neglect who endured the worst of humanity and then met a tragic and untimely end because no one had the time, energy, or resources to take in such a “damaged” dog.  PAWS has the expertise and the willingness to take in these difficult cases. What they often lack is the funding to cover thousands of dollars in veterinary, training, and transport costs. Please consider making a donation to celebrate Owen and help dogs like him that need a second chance.

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PAWS New England is always looking for new volunteers.  Learn more about fostering dogs for PAWS.  If you can’t foster a dog at this time, you can volunteer as an adoption coordinator, fundraising manager, grant writer, marketing/social media promoter, or to transport dogs.


You can also support PAWS New England by shopping at their online store or purchasing PAWS Gear.  It’s not too late to buy a 2015 PAWS Calendar or PAWS Heroes Calendar . . .  or both!

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And when you purchase a Walk Your Dog with Love harness, and you can designate PAWS to receive a percentage of the proceeds.  The Walk Your Dog with Love harness attaches in the front, which lets you to lead your dog and gives you “steering” control from the front.  Because it is not rear-attached (like a collar, choker, or old-fashioned harness), you don’t trigger off your dog’s natural “dog sled team” pulling instinct.

PetravelR™ encourages you to support PAWS New England in their efforts to save the lives of homeless dogs!

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