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Donations are a vital part of the AC PAW existence. Without your help, AC PAW’s success would not be possible. 94% of every dollar raised is used for direct care (food, kennels, veterinarian care, etc.) for the thousands of dogs and cats we save.
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AC PAW PET OF THE WEEK
Molly came to AC PAW from an old dairy farm out in the country where people just drop off unwanted cats and drive away. The kind woman who lived there tried her best to care for them, spaying, neutering and vaccinating the cats at her own expense, but the numbers overwhelmed her and she asked us for help. Molly is not an aggressive girl and several of the other cats picked on her, driving her to a high shelf to avoid them. When we rescued Molly in April and put her in a foster home, Molly was terrified. Her ears were misshapen from infection and her coat had become dry and dull. With time and patience, Molly has become a sweet cat who is not frightened anymore. Her black coat is shiny. She sits in her foster dad's lap every night and she is amazingly playful. She bats her toys and chases them all around. She gets along well with her foster's other cats. Molly has some distinctive features - her ears are still misshapen, but this gives her head a rather streamlined look. Her voice is just a barely audible creak. Her whiskers are white on one side and black on the other and she snores too. Molly is six years old. She is a sweet cat who deserves a loving home and a good life. If you want to make that happen, please fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire or contact us today.
Every year between 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters across the United States. Out of that number, 3 to 4 million are euthanized simply because there are not enough homes for them.
- Humane Society of the United States
AC PAW started as a vision of two people, Brian Manley and June McGrath, to ensure a safe haven for animals from abuse, hunger, disease, and death. AC PAW was founded to give these animals a second chance at life. We all know too well the over-population problem happening at animal shelters, so one of our core missions is to spay/neuter all of our rescued animals prior to adoption. We are officially in our 20th year of volunteer service, with a handful of dedicated volunteers and a small number of donors. AC PAW began on July 1, 1995 and was officially incorporated on Jan 16, 1996. During this time we have rescued and placed nearly 10,000 dogs and cats into loving homes. We are always looking for animal lovers willing to put some time and effort into volunteering or becoming a foster home. Any kind of donations such as financial support, pet food, litter, blankets, towels, collars, or any kind of miscellaneous items would also be greatly appreciated.