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A Quick Pause for PAWS – June 2012

PAWS - Pets of Aguirre Animal Welfare Shelter

By Sandy Franz

ATTENTION, ATTENTION

The population of unwanted animals has just been lessened!  PAWS castration clinic held on 5/6/2012, was able to neuter/spay 19 dogs and 10 cats, making a total of 29 animals not able to produce unwanted animals.  Thank you to the volunteers, PAWS workers, Dr. Martinez and his staff, and Dr. Cordoba for their consistent effort, assisting us in this cause. Thank you, also, to El Gran Escape Restaurante for supplying lunch for the volunteers. 

We are always in focus, working toward our mission…..

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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. 

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A Quick Pause for PAWS – Nov 2011

PAWS - Pets of Aguirre Animal Welfare Shelter

By Sandy Franz


PAWS Clinic on September 25  castrated 28 more animals in Quepos. So, to add to the calculations of the Animal & Home Society, we have eliminated potentially 5,880,000 more cats and 644,000 more dogs.  Another small step for “animal kind”. Thank you to the volunteers and Dr. Martinez and Dr. Cordoba for making this difference for our community.

PAWS ACQUIRES NEW STATUS  In the U. S. , Pets of Aguirre Welfare Shelter (PAWS) is now listed as a Public Charity and has the status of 501(c) 3. This will now allow donations to be tax deductible and will open doors to many possibilities for tax exempt items and grants.

The PAWS Mobile Unit is ready for business, and will be travelling to the first mobile clinic in November.The exact date and location will be announced early in the month, so keep your eye out for our advertisements about the castration clinic.

Changing of the Guards At the last board of directors meeting, new officers were elected and they are:

  • President-Jan Blackwell
  • Vice President-Sandy Franz
  • Secretary-Holly Myers
  • Treasurer-Louise Zobrist
  • Vocal-Pat Cheek
  • Fiscal-Valerie Phillips

Volunteers needed for animal foster care, please call Sandy Franz, 2779-1412, 8376-0632.

Visit the PAWS tent at the feria each Saturday to see puppies, kittens, & adult animals ready for adoption.

For more information, call 2777-1113, 2777-1489, and see  the PAWS animals ready for adoption published here on Face Book.

HELP US HELP THEM –  PLEASE SUPPORT PAWS


A Quick Pause for PAWS – Sept/Oct 2011

PAWS - Pets of Aguirre Animal Welfare Shelter

By Sandy Franz

PAWS Clinic on July 25, castrated 40 more animals in Quepos. So to add to the calculations of the Animal & Home Society, we have eliminated potentially 8,400,000 more stray cats and 1,340,000 more dogs. A small amount goes a long way!

The PAWS mobile unit is being dressed for the road. Lights are being added to the trailer and hitches are being installed on 2 volunteers’ cars. We anticipate being on the road for a clinic in September. Look for our trailer!

Thanks for the Help! from the Foster Care Program. Meredith Schulte housed and took care of a severely injured dog, which lost his leg.  The dog, Alba, is now permanently place and doing great. Barbara Lorca is caring for a homeless mother cat and her litter. Silvia Gfeller took care of a litter of kittens & Mom who have all been placed in good homes. Ginny in Naranjito has a mother cat and 3 kittens she is taking care of. She is keeping the mother cat for herself.

PAWS Castration Clinic also would like to thank the girls from Marina Pez Vela: Iby, Geri Lyn, Shannon and Bernadette. Ruth Bixler assisted Dr. Corbada, and Valerie and Jim Phillips attended the animals by cutting and cleaning their nails. Holly, Pat, and Sandy helped where needed.  Lydieth manned the sign in table. A big thanks to Dr. Martinez and Dr. Cordoba for all they do!

Volunteers needed for animal foster care, please call Sandy Franz, 2779-1412, 8376-0632.

Visit the PAWS tent at the feria each Saturday to see puppies, kittens, & adult animals ready for adoption.

For more information, call 2777-1113, 2777-1489, and see  the PAWS animals ready for adoption published here on Face Book.

HELP US HELP THEM –  PLEASE SUPPORT PAWS


PAWS – Pets of Aguirre Welfare Shelter

PAWS - Pets of Aguirre Animal Welfare ShelterWe are happy to announce the launch of the PAWS website and PAWS Face Book page. We are very excited about this giant step forward! We hope everyone will take a minute to check out www.paws.cr and let us know what you think. We will be adding more as we go along. We need lots of volunteers-even if you aren’t living in the area we can use you help to spread the word. If you have a website and can add a link to PAWS that would be appreciated also. Also, you can make a PayPal donation here.