Shelter Spotlight: Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter

Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter is a recent recipient of a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ product donation through our shelter donations program. You can learn about how 1-800-PetMeds Cares here.

The Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter (FAAS) is a non-profit, volunteer operated, Massachusetts based organization. Since 2003, FAAS has placed thousands of cats and dogs in loving homes in Attleboro and the surrounding area.

At any given time, FAAS can shelter up to 20 dogs and 25 cats. They also house cats and dogs in foster homes which allows their animals to work on their behaviors and heal from any medical treatments. Foster homes are also the best place for nursing moms to feel safe while they nurture their youngsters.

What makes FAAS unique, is their community Kibble Kitchen which commenced in 2017. They provide pet food to members of the community in need, which can make a significant difference in whether a cat or dog stays in their home or is surrendered to the shelter.

FAAS is operated by a group of dedicated volunteers who take great pride in the adoption process. They are fully aware that it is easy to fall in love with all the cats and dogs at their shelter, but all animals and adoptive families have different needs. Thus, they have a thorough adoption process in place to properly match their pets with potential owners. The adoption process even requires applicants to submit veterinary/personal references. These measures are taken to ensure that each adopted animal will receive the love and care that they deserve once they leave FAAS.

Each year, FAAS raises approximately $50,000 through their Fur Ball event! This year’s 15th annual Fur Ball will be held on March 10th, and all funds raised goes toward the shelter’s veterinary expenses. You can find out more about this event on the FAAS website.

 

Meet Rosie! 

“Pretty as can be and full of life! Rosie, about 6 or 7 years old, has come so far in the last couple months. She came to FAAS as stray with a skin infection that had gone untreated. Not only is her skin almost completely healed, and her fur grown back, but her character has really come out. No longer the shy, scared girl, she is larger than life. Being a Lab mix, Rosie would love an active family and someone who is willing to continue her good manners training. When the play time is over, she enjoys a good couch snuggle. Come visit Rosie, and see that her name is well suited for her personality.”

 

If you would like to adopt one of the pets at Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter that are looking for a home, please visit their website here and submit an adoption application. FAAS can be contacted via email at attleboropets@hotmail.com, Facebook, or by phone 774-203-1862

Shelter Spotlight: N.E.W. PAWSibilities

N.E.W. PAWSibilities is a recent recipient of a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ product donation through our shelter donations program. You can learn about how 1-800-PetMeds Cares here.

N.E.W. PAWSibilities is a non-profit dog rescue located in North East Wisconsin. To date, this organization has saved and re-homed close to 9,000 dogs in the past six years! Primarily, all of these dogs have come from one shelter in Kentucky. N.E.W. PAWSibilities has worked tirelessly with the Kentucky shelter to incorporate spay/neuter programs to prevent future unwanted litters.

The mission of the organization is to provide N.E.W. PAWSibilities for dogs, whether it’s for a day, an extended stay, or until they can find their forever homes. They provide training, shelter, medical attention, and love for all dogs in their care. N.E.W. PAWSibilities can house about 75-80 dogs at their facility, and usually shelters between 60-70 at any given time.

A special program that the organization offers is their senior and military discount programs. A dog makes a great companion for the elderly and our servicemen and women who may be adapting back into civilian life. N.E.W. PAWSibilities also offers assistance from their dog trainers who help with any issues that may arise once a dog has been placed in its new forever home.

What makes N.E.W. PAWSibilities unique, is that they utilize income from their doggy daycare, boarding, grooming and retail store to help support their rescue’s mission. These forms of internal fundraising gives people a chance to help the rescue even when they are not seeking to adopt a dog. By getting people in the building for other services, they spread the word and help to bring more people in to adopt and experience the facility.

 

Meet Bethoven!

“This is Bethoven an active 25lb 10 month old Terrier mix. Bethoven loves to play and wrestle with other dogs and with toys, and he is quick to say hello to new people. Bethoven is social and outgoing and eager to learn. Bethoven kennels well at night and has only really been a barker when playing. Consider this cute boy for your home!”

 

If you would like to adopt one of the animals at N.E.W. PAWSibilities that are looking for a home, please visit their website here and submit an adoption application. N.E.W. PAWSibilities can be contacted via email at newpawsibilities@gmail.com or on Facebook

Shelter Spotlight: Coos County Animal Shelter

Coos County Animal Shelter is a recent recipient of a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ product donation through our shelter donations program. You can learn about how 1-800-PetMeds Cares here.

Established in 1969, Coos County Animal Shelter is governed by the Animal Control Division of the Coos County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon. CCAS’s mission is to provide temporary shelter for lost, abandoned, and unwanted animals; provide adoption services; educate the public; protect public safety and animal welfare by enforcing Oregon’s anti-cruelty and animal control laws. Though it’s nearly impossible to say exactly how many pets CCAS has rescued since 1969, in the past 20 years they have rescued 24,279 animals!

CCAS shelters about 28 dogs and 33 cats at any given time. The organization ensures that every animal leaving CCAS receives all their vaccines, licenses, de-worming, flea treatments, and are spayed/neutered. CCAS also participates in community outreach by educating school and church groups about animal welfare.

Though CCAS may not call themselves a no-kill animal shelter, they do not euthanize any animals due to limited space or time. They had a dog in their care for over 3 years before finally finding it a forever home thru a transfer to another state. If you live in the area and are interested in volunteering to save the lives of animals at CCAS, visit their volunteer information page.

Every year, CCAS holds their annual Kritter Kraze event which includes expos, vendors, adoptions, parades, food and more. If you live in the area, this event takes place in July. You’ll find more information as the event approaches on CCAS’s Facebook page.

 

Meet Daisy!

“Daisy is a 2 yr old spayed female pit/heeler mix who came to the Coos County Animal Shelter as a stray. She has a strong Prey Drive so No Cats and No Chickens. She does great with male dogs, but can be dominant with other female dogs. She loves to run and play with the male dogs. She has a lot of energy and drive which would make her a good agility dog or running partner. She does great with people and is a very sweet girl. She aims to please and with obedience training will make a great addition to most families.”

 

If you would like to adopt one of the pets at Coos County Animal Shelter that are looking for a home, please visit their website here and submit an adoption application. Coos County Animal Shelter can be contacted via email at jrosenberg@co.coos.or.us or call 541-751-2480