Welcome

Our Mission

United Paws of Tillamook (UP) is dedicated to preventing and alleviating animal suffering by humanely addressing cat & dog overpopulation and homelessness through use of high impact targeted spay/neuter tactics and making low-cost spay/neuter surgeries available for guardians unable to otherwise alter their animals, free roaming colony cat care and TNR management, a rescue/foster/adoption program for both cats and dogs, community educational and pet wellness outreach, and pet food & supplies distribution to low income, elderly and disabled pet guardians. We are 10 years old and aggressively working toward our primary goal of stabilizing the county’s cat & dog population and providing a “home” for every cat and dog within a reasonable time. None of our work could be done without our generous donors and supporting Foundations.  Thank you everyone for your support.  Together we can make a better life for Tillamook County’s companion animals.

The Tales of “Taillight”, the Cat Who Rescued Herself

Taillight During Her Recuperation

Taillight During Her Recuperation

While traveling by van through coastal Oregon in late July, a Cincinnati couple’s cat disappeared in a coyote-laden rural area south of Tillamook. Despite weeks of search efforts by the local animal welfare group United Paws, the cat remained missing until the night of October 7, when she amazingly appeared, frightened and crying for help, in the yard of a United Paws volunteer who had been searching for her.

If you would like to follow the entire tale of Taillight, read more here:  http://www.tillamookheadlightherald.com/news/article_4dc00b40-cf80-58a0-b90e-ee72e1222f06.html

Happy Reunion

Happy Reunion with the Clarks, her Guardians

Upcoming Adoption Events:

November 15th, Noon-3 pm at the Tillamook Co. Fairgrounds 4H Dorm, Third Street, Tillamook

You can adopt anytime by filling out our free online Adoption Application and, once approved, browsing the listing of available animals for the one who catches your eye.  Contact us by emailing unitedpaws@hotmail.com, message us at our Facebook Page, or call our Message Line at 503-842-5663, and one of our experienced Adoption Counselors will assist you in finding the purrfect pet for your situation.

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 Snip Snip Snap!

Getting your pet cat or dog and any outdoor kitties or neighborhood ‘strays’ fixed has never been easier – or cheaper!  United Paws Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic offers sliding scale spay/neuter surgeries for pets of lower income, disabled or unemployed persons and FREE spay/neuters for any community ‘feral’ cats or outdoor homeless kitties.  Contact us at unitedpawsspayneuter@gmail.com to schedule your animal today!

Please help us take control of the homeless animal population by making sure all your pets and neighborhood cats and dogs are altered.  Trapping help and transport assistance is available, so please share this information with friends and neighbors so that we can make Tillamook County a terrific place for all animals to call home.

Last year United Paws spayed and neutered  749 cats and dogs for an overall total of 7,179.   Each animal altered equals fewer homeless, suffering others.

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Happy Homemakers

Me and My CatIn 2013 we adopted over 300 cats and 3 dogs into loving homes.  If you are interested in adopting one of our extraordinary animals, we ask you to fill out an application form first as part of our screening process.  Once you have been approved, you can adopt at one of our monthly Adoptathons, or at any time by calling or emailing us your interest.  All cats and kittens are current with inoculations.  Adults are spayed or neutered.  Kittens come with spay/neuter certificate.   For more information, call our Message Line at 503/842-5663 or write to us at unitedpaws@hotmail.com

2012 & 2013:  A Transition Begins

Busy and often hectic. That’s the only way to describe the past couple years for United Paws.  In fact, 2013 was a record year in many ways.  Despite a still rather stagnant economy and a downturn in grant money, thanks to donor generosity, bequests and several successful fund-raising projects, we raised over $100,000 in 2012, the most in United Paws history.  This allowed us to continue our life-saving programs of spaying/neutering the pets of low-income Tillamook County residents and roaming feral, abandoned and homeless cats; finding a record 300+ homes for rescued cats and dogs; providing emergency medical care for injured and sick cats and dogs; and providing pet food for needy residents.  Watch for more updates on where United Paws is headed in 2014 by checking back regularly right here. Link directly to our full color 2013 MewsLetter by clicking on photo below. It takes a minute or so to download! UP 1

It Takes a County to Install a Doggy Gate

An alert went out to people in North Tillamook County and on United Paws FaceBook page about 3 pets who were left behind when their north county guardian died. Beggar the cat and Bud the dog were outside pets who were very bonded. Danielle was an indoor cat. Well, we got a home for Danielle, no worries; and all the neighbors said they’d care for Beggar the cat, since she was used to being outside anyway. But poor Bud the dog, a Bud's new gate 2012lab/rotty mix, had nowhere to go. He’s around 9 years old, and we were receiving mixed messages about how (un)friendly he was toward other dogs, and he needed a fenced yard because he had a wandering paw. He wasn’t going to be easy to place in brief. Well, long story short, the neighbors decided to adopt him. Great news! But their yard doesn’t have a gate, and it needed one of those big, rolling chain-link gates or some kind of double gate. So an appeal went out for a gate and people to help install it. And of course we got a tremendous response. People sent donations toward the cost of the gate and also offered their labor. The gate was purchased by United Paws, from Tillamook Farmers Coop at discount, thanks to generous donations from Tillamook County folk, and has now been installed by Bud’s new family.  Bud is spending more time in the house, which must be nice for him since he has a touch of arthritis. His friend, Beggar, is flitting from neighbor to neighbor, but officially belongs to Bud’s neighbor, so she and Bud can still be best friends.  This was a great example of everybody in the community pulling together for pets in need.