P.A.W.S. (Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society) is a non-profit organization dedicated to spaying and neutering of animals in order to control the population of unwanted animals, thus reducing the need for euthanasia, starvation and cruel death in our area.
Since 1998, P.A.W.S. volunteers have made weekly visits to the animal control facility in Belle Chasse to remove as many potentially adoptable animals as we can. We’re limited by the lack of space and suitable foster homes. Each animal rescued by P.A.W.S. is taken directly to a veterinarian to be health-checked, sterilized, and given necessary medical treatment. P.A.W.S. funds all health-care expenses.
” P.A.W.S.” ADOPTION CENTER is just the first step in our long-term work in Plaquemines Parish. Our goal is to obtain funding to build a modern, efficient adoption center equipped with covered dog runs, cat “condos”, veterinary examination area, and a people-friendly area where prospective pet owners can interact with adoptable pets. Without our volunteers & adoption program, all of the animals you see pictured on the PAWS website would not have had the opportunity to find their forever home.
We currently have several foster homes and we can always use people to come and play with and walk dog to help socialize them. If you have a skill in training dogs,we would love to have you come and assist in training our dogs to walk on lead,sit,stay and down. This will help a great deal in helping to get these guys and gals adopted. Also if you would love to own an animal but don’t have the extra funds to take care of your own, foster one of ours and we take care of the needs until it finds it’s forever home.This way you can always have the love of a pet and still help a great animal find it’s place in the world. We do ask you to bring the dog or cat to Pet Smart each Saturday to try and help find a home for him or her.
YOU CAN HELP!
If you would like to help in any way, may it be as: Foster parent, Writing Grants, Fund Raising Activities, Cleaning, Walking dogs, Feeding and Cleaning Cat Cages, Donations of money, Time, Supplies. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 504-392-1601 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will continue to host adoption Saturdays at the Harvey PetSmart on Manhattan Boulevard. At present, we maintain the cat condos in the store.
The shelter, like most, is in need of supplies and donations (Blankets, Fans, Extension cords, Washer/Dryers, money for vaccines, Shampoo, flea prevention, etc.), you name it and they can use it.
They are also hosting their annual Pawdi Gras Parade – So, Help if you can. www.pawdigras.com
Another great non-kill shelter is ARNO (Animal Rescue New Orleans)
“We were started by first responders after Katrina, because we knew the job was not done. We have a cat right now at our shelter that we just found its Katrina owner. The man could not believe it. We have reunited dozens of dogs and cats with their original owners from Katrina. ARNO is only the second group in North America to trap and rehab feral dogs and we have been recognized for this work by Cesar Milan, the dog whisperer.
Our mission is mainly to help the homeless animals on the street in our region, bring them into our triage shelter and provide everything needed to get them healthy and ready for their permanent home, including spay/neuter and heartworm treatment if needed. Since March 2006 over 5,000 animals have found new homes through ARNO.
Our no-kill shelter in Jefferson Parish is only one of two no-kills in our area. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and are manned by 100% volunteers. Our shelter is open to the public from 3pm to 7pm seven days a week, 365 days a year. For adoption information go to our website and click on ‘adopt’ page, and / or you can email email@example.com.
We are always in need of volunteers, or young adults who need community service hours. Volunteer hours are from 9am- 8pm seven days a week. Volunteers are asked to schedule when they will be at the shelter, and you can schedule by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you on our calendar, or our volunteer coordinators will answer any questions you might have.
Our rescue line, voice mail that is picked up by volunteers, is 504.571.1900. Our website is http://www.animalrescueneworleans.org. Please visit our site to learn more about us and our programs.
‘working together we CAN rescue one-by-one until there are none’”
Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter
Have you visited the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter lately?
They have several special babies that would consider it an honor to join your family and share their love. www.jpas.petfinder.com for the Eastbank Shelter and www.wbjpas.petfinder.com for the Westbank Shelter.
You will find the gift of healing that they can provide to be amazing.
If you have a shelter or work at a shelter, email me at email@example.com and I will add you to the list.
Listen to 101.9 radio Wednesday Mornings for Wet Nose Wednesdays – a special show dedicated to helping you find a great new member of your family.
101.9 Soft Rock