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A Quick Pause for PAWS – February 2012

PAWS - Pets of Aguirre Animal Welfare Shelter

By Sandy Franz

PAWS FIRST Mobile Clinic  was held in Matapalo on December 11, and was a success; spaying or neutering 18 animals. Even a tropical rainstorm  could not stop the group from completing the job. There was also an over abundance of help from the community of “Tortuga Saviors”, who assisted with the tent, when it failed and our thanks go out to them.  Neither Dr. Martinez, nor the dog on the table, was effected when the water came pouring in.  All was quickly moved to a drier location. PAWS would like to thank the Feliz Langosta Restaurante for graciously donating and serving lunch to the work bunch of 12 people, who tremendously enjoyed the arroz con camarones. 

ATTENTION! PAWS’ ANNUAL FUNDRAISER is on the drawing board and being talked about, once again.  Last year was so much fun and so successful, we are doing it again.  So, the vendors who supported PAWS last year will be contacted, again, along with other new businesses and local people. Everyone, please be on the look-out for the PAWS’ girls, who will contact you soon! 

FEBRUARY CASTRATION CLINIC  will be held at the office of Dr. Martinez on February 19, in Quepos.  For scheduling ease, PAWS would like for interested parties to call for an appointment for that day.  Flyers will be posted around town in major locations.  The low cost castration of 8,000 colones and is designed to assist those families who cannot afford the higher cost of castration for their animals.  Also, sponsorships are available for castration of a cat or dog in the amount of 8,000 colones or $16.00.  This donation (or any other amount donated) is tax-deductible and an official receipt will be given at the time.  For additional information, please contact Valerie Philips at 2777-1796. 

PAWS TENT RETURNS TO FERIA after enjoying time off for the Christmas holidays.  There will be animals ready for adoption, so come by to see them.  The PAWS  merchandise will be available for sale, and donations will be gladly accepted. 

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED at Casa Verde, our temporary animal housing facility.  (This is the old Barks N Bubbles.) Needed are persons to walk dogs in the morning.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, call 2777-1113, 2777-1489.

SEE THE PAWS ANIMALS ready for adoption published here on Face Book

HELP US HELP THEM  we cannot do this without your donations! 


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