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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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: MAILEY – A PRETTY AND PERSONABLE GIRL

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  MAILEY – A PRETTY AND PERSONABLE GIRL

MAILEY is a two year, six-month-old grey and white tiger female cat. Mailey unfortunately suffered an insecure life at her former residence; she was not fed properly or in sufficient quantity, and one day when she went near her owner’s food her owner struck her, then brought her to a park and abandoned her there. Two dogs chased Mailey up a tree, and a neighbor, seeing what had occurred before and after, went and paid for two young men to rescue Mailey from the tree. Mailey is very friendly, affectionate, and...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: SALLY – A CHOCOLATE POINT SIAMESE – WAITING FOR A PLAYDATE

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 4 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  SALLY – A CHOCOLATE POINT SIAMESE –  WAITING FOR A PLAYDATE

SALLY is a three-year, ten-month-old chocolate point Siamese female cat. Sally was adopted from us three years ago, and unfortunately her owner’s health is failing. Her owner is moving to assisted living, so Sally was returned to us. That Sally was well-loved and well-cared for is apparent. Sally is very affectionate, and loves to sleep with her pet parent. She’s very playful, and loves to carry on a conversation with you. Sally is very social and very easy-going, though her return to the shelter has been...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: COOKIE – THE CAT, NOT THE CONFECTIONERY TREAT

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  COOKIE – THE CAT, NOT THE CONFECTIONERY TREAT

COOKIE is a seven-year-old grey and white male cat. Cookie was surrendered to us by his former owners, for they acquired a dog that disliked Cookie. We think there is more behind the story however, because the day Cookie came to us he drank copious amounts of water, and we suspected diabetes. Tests showed indeed our Cookie was diabetic. Fortunately, it is food controlled now, and we keep him on a diet suitable to maintain his health and well-being, which is Fancy Feast (original). Cookie is a lap cat from the word...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: ALVIN- THE FRIENDLY BOBTAIL

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 4 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT: ALVIN- THE FRIENDLY BOBTAIL

ALVIN is a five year, ten-month-old orange and white bobtail cat. Alvin came to us from a very busy household, with multiple dogs and cats. The children in the household acquired younger cats, and Alvin felt overwhelmed with the new additions. Alvin is very friendly, and is quite the talker! He loves to talk, and will gladly hold a conversation with you. He is amiable and affectionate, and loves to play with people and other cats. If you’re looking for a companion for another feline, or looking for an...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: FRANK – FACEBOOK RULES!

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 4 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  FRANK – FACEBOOK RULES!

FRANK is a four-year-old long-haired buff male cat. Facebook saved this boy, no doubt about it. Many people remarked about seeing this boy on Niantic Avenue, and how beat up he was, and the awful things he was eating to survive. Good people tried to rescue him, but in his fear and isolation he would scurry from them, afraid of being hurt or worse. A determined volunteer went looking for him, and he came to us. This poor boy had a horrible wound, and he was very hungry and so thin. Frank is a sweet boy, and he’s...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: SCARLETT – GOT CHEERIOS??

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  SCARLETT – GOT CHEERIOS??

SCARLETT is a one-year-old black and white cat. Scarlett was found on the outskirts of a farm, and trailing behind were her small and sick kittens. Scarlett was so very thin, and she’s petite to begin with, and just a baby herself it was a wonder any of them survived their ordeal struggling in an outside environment. Her kittens suffered upper respiratory infections, and care and antibiotics fixed that! Scarlett’s foster mom reported that Scarlett was an excellent mama cat, playing with her kittens and caring...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: ULYSSES – A GENTLE SOUL IN NEED OF LOVE

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  ULYSSES – A GENTLE SOUL IN NEED OF LOVE

ULYSSES is a two-year-old white and grey male cat. Ulysses was surviving on the streets in an inner-city neighborhood. This poor boy was beat up, flea infested, very thin, and with a serious abscess on his foot. We couldn’t give him enough food, and he slept for a week, rarely leaving his cat bed (which he loves!). Now that he’s safe, with plenty of food and in much better health, this boy loves to carry on a conversation with you! Ulysses is very affectionate and friendly, and when you open his cage door, he...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: SARGE – A CUDDLE-BUG IN SEARCH OF A LAP

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  SARGE – A CUDDLE-BUG IN SEARCH OF A LAP

SARGE is a seven-year-old grey and white male cat. Sarge came from a high turn-over rental area in a residential city, and Sarge was fortunate in the respect that kindly residents of the backyard he found himself in fed him and talked to him. They started noticing a foul odor about our boy, and brought him to us. This poor fellow had four badly infected paws, and a wound on his side. Now that he’s healing and feeling much better we wonder how he survived on the streets, because he is so gentle and easy-going we...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: MIRA – A PRETTY AND PERSONABLE CALICO

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  MIRA – A PRETTY AND PERSONABLE CALICO

MIRA is a three-year, eight-month-old calico female cat. Mira was adopted from us in February of 2016, and unfortunately Mira’s residence had a change in circumstances, and Mira was returned to us. That Mira was well-taken care of and loved is apparent, for she is stunning in both looks and personality. Mira absolutely loves to be talked to, and will come right up to you, head tilted slightly to look up at you while you chat away with her. She loves to have her head scratched, and she’s no slouch when it comes...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: SYDNEY – DID YOU SAY SNUGGLE? I’M IN!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  SYDNEY – DID YOU SAY SNUGGLE? I’M IN!

SYDNEY is a fourteen-year-old grey and white tiger female cat. Don’t let Sydney’s age fool you…she’s super healthy, affectionate, and robust. Her zest for life and love and laps are a wonder to behold. Sydney thinks she is her most adorable rolling over for you and showing you her…well…somewhat ample tummy. We agree with her; she is awfully cute when she does that! Sydney has a sad tale, she was adopted over eight years ago from a shelter, and her owner recently passed away. Despite having a companion...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: BOGART – GET OUT…A CAT BED? FOR ME??

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  BOGART – GET OUT…A CAT BED? FOR ME??

BOGART is a two-year-old black and white male cat. Bogart is two years old, but when he came to us he looked sixty-two years old. This poor boy was beat up, very thin, and with a serious abscess on his face. We couldn’t give him enough food, and he slept for a week, rarely leaving his cat bed (which he loves!). Now that he’s safe, with plenty of food and feeling much better, his personality shines. Bogart is very social, and loves human attention. He especially loves to be close to you, and will move his body...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: CINNAMON – A PRETTY AND PERSONABLE CALICO

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  CINNAMON – A PRETTY AND PERSONABLE CALICO

CINNAMON is a three-year-old calico female cat. Cinnamon was found in a high turnover rental area, and we suspect she was abandoned because she was spayed. Cinnamon was very frightened, dirty and hungry when found, and she is still somewhat apprehensive, quite understandable given her former circumstances! Our volunteers and staff are convincing this young lady there is nothing to fear any longer, for she will be safe and well-fed and cared for in the future. Cinnamon is a petite and very pretty calico, with an...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: SONG – A LILAC POINT SIAMESE, AND A SONG IN PROGRESS

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  SONG – A LILAC POINT SIAMESE, AND A SONG IN PROGRESS

SONG is a six-year, four-month-old lilac point Siamese female cat. Song was acquired for breeding purposes, and she’s been quite the workhorse in her lifetime. The breeder is experiencing health issues, and so Song came to us. Song does lack some social skills with humans, and our staff and volunteers will be industriously convincing her that humans are great companions for felines! Song will flourish in a home that will be patient and understanding of a life spent making kittens, and with no knowledge of...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: CHUBBS – SAFE AT LAST!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT: CHUBBS – SAFE AT LAST!

CHUBBS is a one year old black and white male cat.  Chubbs was found in an industrial area with some residential housing, and he was very ill. Chubbs had a horrible upper respiratory infection, and without medical intervention he probably wouldn’t have made it. He was dirty, beat-up, and covered in scabs from wounds. Now that he has regained health, Chubbs has become an affectionate and easy-going feline. He loves other cats, and he loves his head scratched. He makes us laugh, because first thing in the morning...

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CAT ADOPTION OR FOSTER ALERT: BOOTS – HOME SWEET HOME

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 2 comments

CAT ADOPTION OR FOSTER ALERT: BOOTS – HOME SWEET HOME

BOOTS is a ten-year-old black and white male cat. Boots was found in an abandoned apartment, crying in fear and distress. It was discovered that we had treated him months prior for a bowel issue, and had raised funds through donations so he could have his surgery. We are not quite clear on how he ended up being in the apartment. Boots requires a high fiber diet, with a laxative sprinkled daily on his food, not an arduous task to keep him healthy! PAAWS RI is willing to supply his diet and laxative to a kindly soul...

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Change Lives With 1 Vote- $50k Sweepstakes

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Blog, Events, Featured | 0 comments

How could 1 vote dramatically change the lives of animals in need? The BISSELL Pet Foundation is currently hosting the “Support the Shelters Sweepstakes” and awarding $50,000 to your favorite Partners for Pets shelter! In 2016 PAAWS RI saved 550 lives and adopted them into loving homes. None of this would have been possible without the support of our community, volunteers, fosters, donors, and adopters! Help us continue our critical life-saving work with your 1 vote!...

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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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