Rescue Spotlight: PAWS South Florida Rescue

Based in Ft. Lauderdale, PAWS is an animal welfare group that is working to reduce cat overpopulation with the practice of TNR (trap-neuter-return). Staffed by dedicated volunteers, feral cats are trapped and, because truly feral cats are not adoptable, these cats are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and then released back to their original area. These cats are cared for in their own environment by local volunteers. This allows the feral cats to live out their lives without contributing to the cat overpopulation problem. PAWS also rescues adoptable cats and kittens and places them in foster care until a loving permanent home is found.

Interested in adopting a cat? The PAWS website has a link to their list of cats looking for a forever home that you can browse. If you live in the area, you can volunteer to become a foster home for cats or kittens, or to assist with jobs such as feeding, trapping, or transporting cats to their veterinary appointments. PAWS also gratefully accepts your monetary donations. PetMeds was proud to support PAWS with a donation of pet supplies.

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Abby Rosenberg

Abby Rosenberg is a PetMeds employee and long-time cat lover. She was a volunteer for several years at a local no-kill cats only rescue shelter. This has prepared her for her most challenging role to date: secretary, photographer, social coordinator and treat dispenser for Daisy, and Daisy’s sidekick Harley. Daisy is a dilute calico Devon Rex cat, and Harley is a “cow-cat” who was adopted from the shelter where Abby volunteered. You can also find Abby on Google+

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