PAAWS RI Adoption Center

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Blog | 6 comments

PAAWS RI  Adoption Center

PAAWS RI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2011 to address the demands of the local community to provide medical, surgical, and rehabilitative services to animals who need care and shelter before being adopted out to loving homes. All animals who come into our shelter or foster homes are taken-in by loving, skilled staff and volunteers, and provided with the very best care available through our generous donors and partners. In addition to medical attention for any injuries or illnesses that...

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PAWTUCKET HOARDING CASE: SUPPORT NEEDED FOR CARE

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

This week PAAWS RI was asked to assist in a horrendous hoarding case in Pawtucket. We are grateful for the dedicated PAAWS RI volunteers who stepped in to assist the Rhode Island Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in removing these animals from deplorable conditions and escorting them to the safety of our PAAWS RI shelter. We are also thankful for your support in ensuring these cats get the best possible care and treatment from the Care for Animals/PAAWS RI team. All of the rescued cats need urgent care...

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The Transformation of Slugger

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Blog | 8 comments

The Transformation of Slugger

My partner and I foster cats for PAAWS RI. After our last foster, Cooper, was adopted we met a fluffy 4-month-old nugget while volunteering at the shelter. Our hearts melted! I called the shelter manager, Heidi, to let her know we were ready for our next foster. Before I could mention the fluffy nugget she said, “I was really hoping you would foster Slugger. He really needs you.” Slugger? Cat names and faces raced through my mind and then it came to me: Slugger, the beat-up 15-pound semi-feral that...

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Top 10 Reasons to Adopt an Adult Cat

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Top 10 Reasons to Adopt an Adult Cat 1. The cat you adopt has no surprises. Adult cats are fully mature and have become the cat that they will be, in both size and personality. The tiny kitten you adopt one day could turn into a small mountain lion. Also, the extremely playful, rambunctious kitten could turn in to be the biggest couch potato. With adult cats you know how active they are and their likes and dislikes on the day of adoption, not a year later. 2. Kittens are naughty! Most people know it comes with the...

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Why Heartworm Pills are SO Important

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

When you bring your dog in for his annual check-up, do you ever wonder why we insist on heartworm testing and then sending you home with heartworm pills? As the name implies, heartworms are parasitic worms that live and grow in the heart and lungs of your dog. Heartworms are passed in the larvae stage to your dog through the bite of a mosquito. Think about how many times you are bitten by a mosquitoes on a single summer night, your dog gets bitten just as much. Each of those bites have the possibility of infecting...

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