In 2012 we adopted 250 cats and 7 dogs into loving homes. We spayed/neutered 1,025 cats and dogs for an overall total of 6,430. In 2012, United Paws spent $90,722 to support its pet food, community outreach, feral cat and foster programs, as well as veterinary costs for spay/neuter and vet emergency help! We could not do this without you. Thank you everyone for your support.
Join us for our monthly adoption event!
All potential adopters will be required to fill out an application form first as part of our screening process to protect the animals. All cats and kittens are current with inoculations. If adults, they are spayed/neutered. Kittens come with spay/neuter certificate.
No animals are to be dumped at the Adoptathon. Abandoning an animal is illegal and punishable by 6 months in jail and a $2,500 fine.
For more information, call our hotline 503/842-5663 or write to us at email@example.com
If you are looking for feline or dog companionship and perhaps a new family member, save Saturday, June 29th, from 11 AM to 4 PM, to come to the Tillamook Farmers’ Co-Op, that is partnering with Tillamook Animal Shelter and United Paws to bring a fun filled day to support both groups’ activities. It is much more than an adoption event. Click on the poster to enlarge for event details.
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 lab/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.
2011: It was a very good year
Busy. That’s the only way to describe the year 2011 for United Paws. A record year in many ways. Link directly to our full color 2012 MewsLetter by clicking on photo below. It takes a minute or so to download!
Despite a still stagnant economy and a downturn in grant money, thanks to donor generosity, bequests and several successful fund-raising projects, we raised $98,849, the most in United Paws history.
It allowed us to continue our programs of spaying/neutering the pets of low-income Tillamook County residents and roaming feral, abandoned and homeless cats; finding a record 211 homes for rescued cats and 7 dogs; providing emergency medical care for injured and sick cats and dogs; and providing pet food for needy residents.