Weekly Adoption Hours
Visit us at PetSmart in Traverse City 7 days per week! More Details.
Saturday, November 5
Don't miss the 2016 AC PAW Christmas Craft Show! The day also includes pet microchipping and Photos with Santa Paws. More Details.
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
Jimmy a.k.a. "The old retired Lion" came to AC PAW malnourished and weak from being on his own for a long time. A caring family who was concerned for his welfare brought him to AC PAW. We are not sure what Jimmy's past was like or why he was abandoned, but we do know that he was someone's cat at one time. His fur was so badly matted that most of it had to be shaved off. Since he has been with his foster mom and dad he has gained his weight back and is growing a beautiful coat of soft light brown fur. The family who found him thought he was a younger cat, but Jimmy is closer to 10 years old. He is a very sweet cat and very gentle. He enjoys soft music and likes it when you sing to him. However, he is timid around strangers and may take a while to be comfortable with people. He would do best in a quiet home as an only cat. His alpha personality doesn't make him a popular guy to be around his feline foster family and he is not a fan of the canine species. Jimmy has a sensitive stomach so will need to stay on a limited ingredient wet food. He truly is a retired old Lion who is looking for a quiet home to spend the rest of his retirement years. We know when you meet Jimmy you will fall in love with him. If you would like to adopt Jimmy or would like more information, 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.