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Our Featured Dog...Mary Carson
Mary Carson is a sweet girl. She was abandoned by her owner but made quick friends with neighbors, who were feeding her but live on a very busy road. They were very concerned that she would be hit by a car, so they asked us to assist in finding her a new safe loving home. She has demodectic mange and has already had her first mange dip. This wonderful precious girl, just wants to be in your lap and be loved. She doesn't want anything else but LOVE. If anyone would like to contribute to her medical expenses please contact Leigh@pawsrescuepets.org or 601-529-1535 for more information. Check back for updated pictures, this girl is going to be as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside, very soon.
Our Featured Cat...Luna
Luna is a kitten who loves to explore new things. She is an active kitten who loves to be loved on or just as content to play with her toys. She was found in a parking lot at a construction site and was trying her best to get someone to notice her and pick her up. One guy finally did and called Paws Rescue. Luna is full of personality and promises to never let you have another bad day in your life. She will make you smile and wins the heart of everyone who meets her. Our adoption fee is $25.00. Contact Paws Rescue for details on how to adopt Luna! 601-529-1535 or Leigh@pawsrescuepets.org.
Paws Rescue's Lifesaving Progress
Paws Rescue is committed to saving as many animal lives as possible by promoting life-long adoptions, maintaining an active volunteer foster program and by implementing strong community spay and neuter programs. Paws Rescue's annual 2013 goals are to spay or neuter 580 cats, 173 dogs and to facilitate at least 85 adoptions. The goals reflect a 10 percent increase over 2012 accomplishments. At the end of August 2013, 64 pets have been adopted, 275 cats were spayed or neutered and vaccinated and 122 dogs were spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Thirteen dogs are currently being treated or have completed treatment for heartworms so far this year and five dogs have been treated for mange. Additionally, Paws Rescue assisted in moving 13 dogs from the Vicksburg pound to another rescue and four dogs taken in by Paws Rescue were returned to their owners. Paws Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit and an accredited Better Business Bureau Charity.
Thanks and Appreciation
Paws Rescue is providing high-quality, free spay/neuter services for homeless cats and kittens living in Vicksburg-Warren County, Mississippi. To humanely manage feral cat populations in the community, Paws Rescue will provide free spay/neuter surgeries and rabies vaccinations for 300 feral and stray felines over the next year, thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities (www.petsmartcharities.org/). We're on our way to making Vicksburg-Warren County a place where no more unwanted kittens are born and ultimately euthanized. Call us today at 601-529-1535 or email Leigh@pawsrescupets.org to make an appointment to get the stray and feral cats you are feeding and caring for fixed.
Paws Rescue awarded Mississippi "I Care for Animals" Car Tag grant to spay and neuter dogs -- Paws Rescue was recently awarded a $6,000 grant from the "I Care for Animals" car tag program to fund its low-cost spay/neuter program for dogs. The I Care for Animals Car Tag Program, which is administered by the Mississippi Board of Animal Health, offers an opportunity for those who live in Mississippi to purchase a specialty license plate. The proceeds from the purchase of the special tags go into a state animal care fund, which is distributed to animal shelters and humane organizations that apply and meet the criteria for award.
"We are simply delighted to receive this wonderful grant opportunity again this year," Leigh Conerly, Paws Rescue president said. "We will work within the Vicksburg-Warren County community to assist our elderly and low income neighbors who have dogs that need to be fixed," she said. "We meet so many pet owners who want only the best for their animal, but they simply cannot afford the full cost of a spay or neuter surgery. This benefits all of us - the community, the pet owner and most importantly, the dog. We'll have fewer homeless animals because more dogs will be fixed and altering a dog actually improves its health."
So far this year, Paws Rescue has funded the spay-neuter surgeries for 275 cats and 122 dogs. According to Conerly, the car tag grant will allow Paws Rescue to fix approximately 65 dogs.
Thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA, Paws Rescue is continuing its Community Canine Neuter program by providing reduced spay/neuter services for dogs owned by Vicksburg-Warren County residents who are senior citizens, disabled or on a fixed income. If you have a dog that needs to be fixed, call us today at 601-529-1535 or email Leigh@pawsrescupets.org to make an appointment to get your dog spayed or neutered. Do the right thing and have your pet fixed -- it saves lives!
Paws Rescue depends upon its volunteers, foster homes, feral colony caretakers and financial donors to continue its mission of rescuing, providing medical care and finding forever homes for our communities homeless animals. Thanks to all of the wonderful individuals and business who contribute each month with financial or food donations!
Homes Urgently Needed for Barn Cats!
A feral cat will keep your barn rodent free for the price of daily cat food, and you'll be helping to save a life! We have several beautiful, healthy, neutered and vaccinated feral cats that are looking for outdoor homes with a barn, shed, or other shelter. If you would like to adopt a barn cat (or several) e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 601-529-1535.
Paws Rescue asks you to help stop Mississippi's pet overpopulation by purchasing an "I Care for Animals" license plate. A portion of the fee from this this specialty plate will be sent to rescue's and shelters throughout Mississippi to help spay, neuter and care for homeless animals.
Opt to Adopt! -- Please adopt a rescued dog or cat from a rescue, shelter or pound instead of purchasing an animal from a pet store. You save the life of a homeless animal while at the same time sending a strong message to the the horrible puppy mills that you do NOT support their actions!
Keep your pets safe! Be sure all pets are wearing current identification tags and consider microchipping your pet for easy and permanent identification.
According to a recent study conducted by the Humane Society of the United States, in Mississippi more than 109,000 homeless animals enter shelters each year and of these 73,000 are killed because of a lack of adoptive homes. Please keep your pets from contributing to the problem! If you need to spay or neuter your pet cat or dog, contact Mississippi SPay and Neuter (MS SPAN) toll free to learn about its voucher program and its Big Fix Clinic located at 2104 Old Brandon Road, Pearl, MS. MS SPAN offers low-cost spay or neuter service for both dogs and cats. Please phone 1-866-901-7729 to make an appointment to have your pet fixed. Clinic hours are 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Have a heart and do your part to stop animal over population in Mississippi! Have your dogs and cats spayed or neutered today!
Paws Rescue is a network of volunteer foster homes, not a shelter. The more volunteer foster homes, the more animals we can save. If you live in the Vicksburg area and are interested in fostering a dog or cat, please contact Paws Rescue at 601-529-1535 for more information.
Paws Rescue is committed to assisting any dog or cat in need and does not concentrate on rescuing any one particular animal breed. There are always many wonderful mixed-breed dogs of all sizes and personalities and both long-hair and short-hair adorable cats of all colors available for adoption through Paws Rescue. All pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and treated for any illnesses or injuries before placed into their forever homes.
If you live in Vicksburg or Warren County and are feeding stray or feral cats that need to be spayed or neutered, contact Paws Rescue for assistance at Leigh@pawsrescuepets.org Additionally, if you can support Paws Rescue's efforts to humanely care for feral and stray cats by providing a bag of cat food each month, please contact Leigh at 601-529-1535.
Dry Cat Food
Volunteers to help socialize rescued pets
Volunteers to help with fundraising events
Volunteers to assist with pet transportation
Foster Homes for Dogs, Cats and Kittens!
Heartguard or Interceptor for all sizes of dogs
Frontline Flea and Tick medication (all sizes)
Cat carriers and humane live traps for TNR program