Sunday, December 30, 2007

Foster Home Needed for Seven Days

We are seeking a foster home for a very limited amount of time. Seven days exactly.

A female dog was found in the Marpi area last week. She is in poor physical condition, though her spirits are high!

Her rescuer and foster family is unable to care for her from January 2-7th. However, they would like to resume fostering her on the 7th. Therefore, we are seeking a foster home for seven days. That's it!

We are also looking for this dog's owners, if they are still on island. This dog has no hair on her body, and is emaciated beyond recognition.

However, if you or someone you know lost a female dog with blond hair, please contact Katie at 286-0970. We do not know how much of this dog's hair is blond because she has virtually no hair on her body aside from a very small patch between her shoulder blades.

We believe this dog may have been someone's pet, as she knows a few commands and craves human contact.

For a picture of the dog, please visit our website at and/or our blog at

Please, open your hearts and homes to this dog that truly wants to survive.

Happy New Year.

Monday, December 24, 2007

One Female Dog and Two Female Pups for Grabs!

These great faces are up for adoption! Did we mention that these pups like kids and are in-side/out-side dogs?

If you are interested in adopting the mom and/or one or both of the pups, please contact Malou at 788-4990, 286-9975, or 235-1380. You may also email Malou at Alternatively, you may contact Katie at 286-0970.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Paul Newman and Bingo are Looking for New Homes

UPDATE: Bingo has a home!! Bingo is a 13 year old SPAYED female with all of her shots. She has aged to perfection! Unfortunately, her family is moving to Hawaii and they don't think she could endure the stress of flying. We're looking for a responsible and loving home to care for Bingo in her final years. Thirteen years old! WOW!!

Paul Newman- Gets his name from his sky blue eye color. A 3-3 ½ years old, neutered male. “Mr. Independence” Weighs about 10 pounds. He’s an indoor, outdoor cat. He’s favorite hobbies are eating and sleeping. Great mouser. He likes to be petted but not cuddled. Talks a lot! A “boonie” cat disguised as a Siamese.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering Paul Newman and/or Bingo, please email Zoe at, Susan at, and/or Katie at You may also contact Susan at (cell) 483-8736 or (work) 236-8376.

Sunday, December 16, 2007


UPDATE: We found the rightful owner of this beautiful Golden Retriever. Thank you for your concerning phone calls.
If you or someone you know lost a Golden Retriever, or a dog that resembles a Golden Retriever, please contact PAWS at 286-0970 or Louisa at 483-8946. We would like to reunite this dog with its proper owner before the holidays.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


This is Bruno and he is a Chocolate Labrador Retriever. He went missing from As Mahetok on December 10, 2007. If you have seen him or know of anyone that may have taken him, please contact Willie at 483-9459 or Louisa at 483-8946. We are willing to pay a reward for his safe return, no questions asked.


PAWS learned that not ONE dog was stolen from this family, but that TWO dogs were stolen.

This is a picture taken of Haley 3 years ago. Please note her markings, as they will have changed only slightly.

In an email received by PAWS, Louisa (the owner) said the following:

"Bruno was in our back yard with another dog that was stolen from us. We do not have an updated pictures of Haley - which is why she is not on the flyer. However, we believe they may be together. She is a white boonie with black spots - beautiful for a boonie dog.

Anyway, my husband kept Bruno in his house that morning - locked him up so that he would not escape. Haley was tied up but had room enough to roam the yard. Nobody is home all day (kids in school, husband and I were at work) so we do not know what time any of this happened. It was when my husband got home from work that he found Bruno's house was unlocked and both dogs were missing. They are both very energetic and affectionate dogs. Bruno has green eyes, while Haley's are black. They were never fed table scraps, so they must be really hungry right now.

We just want our babies back."

In an effort to bring these dogs home safely, we ask that you write to Katie at and ask for a flyer to send out to your friends. The more people we reach, the more likely we are to bring these pets home for the Christmas. What an unfortunate thing to happen right before the holidays. What an unfortunate thing to happen period. We see far too much of this in Saipan and too little effort by the government and community to correct the problem.

Thus, we ask that you write and call the Legislature and urge them to pass the PAWS anti-cruelty bill, the Animal Protection Act of 2007. To date, the government has refused to pass an anti-cruelty bill that applies equally to all Saipan residents, regardless of income. Granted, an anti-cruelty law isn't going to stop animal theft. However, the fines and penalties imposed most certainly will serve as a deterrent to such reckless disregard for another person's property.

**Disclaimer: Any rewards are posted as a courtesy to the owner. PAWS neither confirms the availability of rewards nor makes any assurance regarding their payment.

Great Job Mr. McPhetres NMC Class!

On December 10, 2007, a group of students in Mr. Samuel F. McPhetres NMC Social Issues class gave a presentation on the importance of animal control. Group participants included:

  • Maryann Borja
  • Rose Gibbons
  • Evita Norita
  • Shawna Chong
  • Christie Sablan
  • Jasyleen Taimanao

These students did a superb job highlighting issues that stem from uncontrolled animal populations. The topics of discussion included:

  • Why animal control measures are important:
  • Why dogs act aggressively towards humans:
  • The affects of animals on Saipan’s tourism industry:
  • Benefits of owning a healthy dog:
  • Importance of spaying and neutering dogs:
  • Importance of vaccinations: and
  • Saipan’s proposed shelter and funding of the shelter.

Towards the end of the presentation, Maryann Borja emphasized that humans have an obligation to respect and protect animals. She also emphasized that owning a pet is a privilege not a right.

PAWS couldn’t agree with Maryann and this group of students more!

Thank you Mr. Phetres and his class for researching this subject thoroughly and drawing attention to the importance of resolving our animal-related issues humanely!

Oh yeah! Thanks for promoting PAWS and encouraging the class to visit our blog!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Three Beautiful Pups Up for Adoption:

These three gals are up for adoption to a good, responsible home. All three are five weeks old and well-socialized.

If you or someone you know is interested in offering one or more of these little girls a warm and loving home, please contact Gin Gridley at 483-4445 or email Gin at

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Holiday Artists' Sale

On December 1st and 2nd, PAWS joined several CNMI artists and writers for the Holiday Artists' Sale. We offered beautiful hand beaded jewelry donated by Lucy Sablan, animal related and pet care items, and a very fun 'Make It & Take It' Christmas ornament decorating station. The kids had a great time there and we enjoyed watching these budding artists let their creativity flow! PAWS raised nearly $400.00 from this event.

We would also like to thank Katharyn Tuten-Puckett for inviting us to participate in this event and help raise awareness about our community efforts. Thank you Katharyn!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by. Special thanks to all of our PAWS volunteers who donated their time over the weekend to help us with this endeavor: Deane Jessee-Jones, Rose Callier, Lucy Sablan, Lynda Rowe, Mayuki Kebukawa, Ann Brazel, Bruce & Olive Bateman, Robert and Mia Kaipat, Mary McGee, Marja Onni, Emily Gries, and student volunteers Sarah Lee & Christine. Also thank you to our supporters who renewed their memberships or became a new member of PAWS, when visiting us at this venue. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thank you WSPA and Members of the Community

Dear Members of the Community:

PAWS would like to thank Melissa Brown from the World Society for the Protection of Animals for making a special trip to Saipan to assess our animal situation and to discuss methods of animal control. We are extremely grateful for your time and consideration, and look forward to working with WSPA to reduce the number of stray and/or roaming animals in Saipan.

PAWS would also like to thank the following individuals, organizations, and government agencies for attending yesterday's meeting with the World Society for the Protection of the Animals:

  • House Speaker Oscar M. Babauta
  • House Vice Speaker Justo S. Quitugua
  • Representative Joseph P. Deleon Guerrero
  • Representative Cinta Kaipat
  • Representative Arnold Palacios
  • Representative Candido B. Taman
  • Representative Manuel A. Tenorio
  • Senate Legal Counsel Mike Ernst
  • Dr. Ignacio Dela Cruz, Department of Land and Natural Resources
  • Tony Benevente, Mayor's Office
  • Nate Hawley, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Paul Radley, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Angelo Villagomez, Executive Director of MINA, member of Beautify CNMI! Animal Welfare Committee, and Saipan Tribune freelance writer
  • Capt. Carl Brachear, Beautify CNMI! Animal Welfare Committee Member
  • Ruth Tighe, Beautify CNMI! Animal Welfare Committee Member
  • Rose Callier, PAWS Board Member
  • Ken Baer, PAWS Member
  • Mariana Variety Reporter
  • MCV Reporter Morgan Rose
The conversation on animal control was fruitful, as it highlighted many issues that need to be addressed by the legislature, government agencies, and the community as a whole if Saipan is to resolve the problems related to animal over-population and/or irresponsible pet ownership. We hope to continue this dialogue and convert this educational experience into progress that will benefit the entire Saipan community. More specifically, we hope that PAWS and government officials can work together to pass an anti-cruelty law that imposes upon Saipan citizens an obligation to act as a responsible pet owner for the benefit of the community and the environment; educate the people of Saipan about the importance of responsible pet ownership; and provide the people of Saipan with opportunities to act as responsible pet owners.

Together, we can improve the quality of life for humans and animals alike through humane animal control methods.

Again, thank you for time and consideration in addressing this very important issue.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

PAWS is looking for volunteers this weekend!

Dear Members of PAWS and Beautify CNMI!:

PAWS is participating in this year's CNMI Artists' Holiday Sale at the Multi-Purpose Center and we need your help! There will be almost 40 artists and writers as well as food items for sale during this event (be sure to pick up this month's Island Locator for more information). Items for sale include: paintings, carved Palauan storyboards, holiday ornaments, cards and decorations; jewelry; books; photographs; t-shirts, and other artwork and craft items.

In an effort to raise some funds for the PAWS Education Committee, we will be selling the following items at the Holiday Sale:

  1. Pre-made Christmas dough cookies for children to decorate while parents shop at the Holiday Sale. For a small price/donation, children will be able to decorate dough ornaments with glitter, paint, and other accessories; and
  2. Beaded jewelry made by Lucy Sablan.

We are looking for volunteers to help oversee the PAWS table for periods of up to 2 hours. If you and a friend would like to volunteer, please email Katie Busenkell at or Deane Jessee-Jones at with your available time.

The event should be easy and fun, so please join us in the holiday spirit and help us raise money for a worthy cause.


A very friendly young cat was found this weekend in the Capital Hill area. We're hoping you can help us bring him home or find him a new home!

He is mostly white with some orange on his ears and a beautiful orange ringed tail. He is constantly purring and happily gives out free cat-massages!

If you or someone you know is missing a young cat/kitten that fits this description, or you would be interested in adopting this little fellow, please contact Ann Brazel at or Katie Busenkell at

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

November's Kids' Night Out was a Success!

Well, PAWS did it again and the kids had a great time again!

On November 16, 2007, PAWS had 27 children in attendance at this month's Kids' Night Out and raised $220.00. The proceeds from the event will be used to purchase education materials for th e PAWS education committee and presentations.

During the event, the kids made holiday turkeys, watched "Firehouse Dog," and played games. Snacks included popcorn, cookies, chips and salsa, juice, and water.

Due to the hectic holiday season, PAWS has suspended the December KNO. The next KNO will be held in January.

PAWS would like to thank:
  • Fiesta Resort, particularly Lance Razon, for providing us with a place to host the event. We also appreciate all the tasty treat you provided for the children!
  • Our volunteers: Melissa Simms (brave leader), Rose Callier , Deane Jessee-Jones, Mary McGee, Marja Onni, and Jousel Regilme. Your help was greatly appreciated by all.
  • The Families that brought their children to the event and supported PAWS.
For more information on KNO or ways that you can support PAWS, please contact Katie Busenkell at or Melissa Simms at

Monday, November 12, 2007

Kid's Night Out THIS Friday!

Date: November 16, 2007
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Fiesta Resort Game Room
What: PAWS – Kids' Night Out
Cost: $10.00 for the first child and $5.00 for each additional sibling, for up to 5 children in the same immediate family.

Looking for a few hours to yourself? Want to enjoy a quiet dinner with someone special? Well, PAWS is here and able to help! PAWS and Fiesta Resort have teamed up to host a fundraiser called Kids' Night Out (KNO). Children ages 3-12 are welcome to participate in our fun program while parents take a few hours off. During this four-hour period, the children will play video games for a half hour, be engaged in arts and crafts, story reading, and a fun and educational movie about animals.

Fiesta Resort has generously offered to provide snacks and caffeine-free drinks. Check-in will be between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. Parents must pick up their children no later than 10:00 p.m. If you are interested in learning more about this great escape, please contact Melissa Simms at

Reserve your space ASAP by emailing or calling Melissa Simms at 234-1253 after 5 pm. Reserve quickly, as we will filled up last month!

I also must take this opportunity to thank Fiesta Resort and the Saipan Grand - both of which are Tan Holding Companies - for their incredible generosity. They came to us and offered us the use of their facilities to raise awareness about responsible pet ownership and compassion for animals. We are incredibly grateful for this kind act and their support of community efforts. Thank you.

Animals Safety Tips for You and Your Children (Island Locator Article)

Animals Safety Tips for You and Your Children
By Katie Busenkell

Over the last two months, PAWS has launched its education committee, which is designed to educate elementary school children about responsible pet ownership and compassion towards animals. The program also talks about animal safety, an important topic to know when living among such a large number of unconfined and roaming dogs.

In case your child has not experienced a PAWS presentation on animal safety, here are some tips that you can teach your children at home.

1. Always ask a dog’s owner if you may pet the dog:

Some dogs do not like to be approached by people, especially children, they do not know. Alternatively, some dogs may be doing what they have been trained to do, like watch the house or look after an individual. Or, the dog may not be feeling well or afraid of children. For these reasons, children should never approach an owned dog without the owner’s permission.

If the dog’s owner grants you permission to pet the dog, pet the dog under the chin or on the chest. Avoid patting the dog on the head.

2. Approach a dog from the front or side:

Like people, dogs cannot see what is happening behind them. Therefore, children that approach a dog from behind may scare or surprise the dog. Loud noises, yelling, and waving hands can also scare a dog. Scared and/or surprised dogs are more likely to act defensively or possibly bite.

To avoid scaring the dog, teach your children to approach dogs from the side or front so the dog can clearly see the child.

It is also important that the children keep their hands low and speak in a soft voice as they approach a dog. Teach your children the phrase, “quietly, softly, and gently.”

3. Do not make direct eye contact with an unknown dog:

In the animal kingdom, direct eye contact can be interpreted as a sign of dominance or aggression. So, to avoid challenging a dog that you do not know, do not look a dog directly in the eye!

4. Do not bother a dog that is asleep or eating:

Nobody likes to be bothered when they are eating or sleeping, and dogs are not any different. If you bother a dog while he is eating, he may think you are trying to take his food away. It is best to just leave him alone until he done with his food.

Likewise, if a dog is sleeping, he is unaware of your presence. Waking him may startle him, and startled dogs are more likely to bite. Again, it is best to wait until he wakes up. Alternatively, you may ring a bell, squeak a toy, or call out his name before approaching the dog.

5. Do not get too close to a dog that is tied or behind a fence:

Dogs are territorial, and that means that they naturally claim a certain amount of space as their own. Again, everyone likes to have his or her own space. Likewise, dogs have their own space. So, let them have some space. Failure to respect a dog’s space may cause the animals to act aggressively.

6. Watch out for special toys and/or objects:

Dogs have their favorite toys too! It may be a stick, a squeaky toy, a bone, or leaf. Whatever it is, if the dog has it in her mouth, leave it there unless you have trained your dog to drop it and give it to you.

7. Do not get too close to a mother dog and her puppies:

Most moms are naturally protective of their young. The same applies to dogs. Thus, children should not get too close to small puppies with the mother nearby. The mother may try to protect her puppies by biting.

8. Do not run or move quickly around unfamiliar dogs:

Quick movements can startle a dog and startled dogs are more likely to bite because they are scared.

9. Stand motionless when approached by nervous or excited dog:

If a nervous dog gets close to you, stand like a tree. When you stand like a tree, you should be standing still with your arms by your side. Look down at your feet and avoid making eye contact with the dog. Be sure to keep the dog in your line of vision. Let the dog sniff you, and more than likely, he will think you are boring and non-threatening and then walk away.

10. If a dog attacks you, assume the position of a rock.

If a dog attacks, assume the position of a rock. That means curling up into a ball and protecting your face and body.

If the dog bites, be sure to wash the wound immediately with warm, soapy water for about 10 minutes. It is highly suggested that you receive medical attention.

Be sure to isolate the dog if possible. Do not further agitate the situation by kicking, yelling, or shooting the dog. Instead, try to isolate the dog and call one of the two veterinarians on the island:

Dr. Edgar Tudor
Paradise Island Animal Hospital

Dr. Ignacio Dela Cruz
Department of Land and Natural Resources

Sources of Information:

For more information on PAWS, visit or

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Cat looking for home -- Update Now Adopted

Butter...aka Buttercup...aka Butterball your heart out! He's got all the looks and a laid back personality. This white and orange tabby cat is looking for a new home. He would prefer to be an indoor cat and is vocal when he wants attention. He is a real cuddler and looking for some love. If you would like to make Butter a part of your family, please contact: Rose Callier at or at 285-0408.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Keep your vet bills under control

This is a very informative article about how to keep your veterinary bills under control. I highly recommend reading it.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Foster Home Needed


Unfortunately, Smooshy was put to sleep yesterday. He was just too sick to be saved. As someone who met Smooshy, I still do not understand who would abandon such a sweet and loving animal when he needed help the most.

PAWS would like to thank Miko, the gentleman that called us about Smooshy and was kind enough to take care of him while we tried to find Smooshy a foster home and made arrangements for medical treatment/transportation.

Thank you to Melissa and Jeff for offering to foster Smooshy. We are always grateful when someone opens their hearts and homes to animals that are in need of tender loving care.

And, thank you Rose and Dr. Tudor, for doing the most unpleasant of tasks. Your gentle assistance is always appreciated, and I'm confident that your warm presence was comforting to Smooshy in his final hour.

Dear Members and Friends,

PAWS is in need of your help. We are looking for a foster home that would be able and willing to care for a very sweet, young abandoned dog.

The dog was dumped about a week ago at Kim's Market in lower Navy Hill. He has a wonderful personality - very docile and gentle. So gentle in fact, that the 5-6 year old boy that has been looking after the dog has named the dog Smooshy.

The dog is a black male, which is about 9 months old.

We are confident that with some high-protein meals, water, a bath, and a roof over his head, Smooshy will recover and prove to be an awesome pet for someone.

Please, if you can house this dog for 2-3 weeks while he regains his strength and body weight, PAWS will provide you with a large bag of food and pay for the dog's medical treatment at DLNR.

If you or someone you know can help us please contact one of our board members:

Katie Busenkell at,
Melissa Simms at, or
Rose Callier at

This is a last ditch attempt at saving this dog's life. Thus, your help is greatly needed and appreciated.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Island Locator's October Edition: Recognizing the Role of Animals in Religion

The following article by Katie Busenkell will appear in this month's Island Locator, which is available at select locations for free! Pick yourself up a copy today!

On October 7th, the Mount Carmel Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi by hosting the CNMI’s first ever Blessing of the Animals. People from all over Saipan gathered together with their pets to receive a blessing from Father Ryan Jimenez, Mount Carmel’s new pastor.

St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, was a Roman Catholic saint who took the gospel literally by following all Jesus said and did. Francis wrote a Canticle of the Creatures, an ode to God’s living things. “All praise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures.”[i]

Pope John Paul II said, “St. Francis invited all creation – animals, plants, natural forces, even Brother Sun and Sister Moon – to give honor and praise to the Lord.” Pope John Paul II added, “[He] is an example of genuine and deep respect for the integrity of creation….” [ii]

It is because of St. Francis’ deep respect for all living things that the Catholic Church has for centuries, observed the Feast of St. Francis by hosting a Blessing of the Animals. In some regions of the world, people and their animals walk for miles in a ceremonious parade to a Catholic Church to receive a blessing by a priest, pastor, or bishop. On October 7th, Saipan joined the world in this tradition by hosting its first Blessing of the Animals.

But, Catholicism is not the only religion to recognize animals as God’s creatures that are worthy of respect and admiration. Most religions recognize the unique and special relationship that exists between mankind, nature, and the living world. And, most great spiritual leaders have encouraged compassion towards animals through teachings and actions.

For example, in Judaism, it is forbidden to cause an animal to suffer. Torah law teaches that man is to avoid causing an unnecessary pain to animals. The Talmud (Bava Metzia 32a-b) derives this basic concept from Exodus 23:5, "If you see the donkey of someone you hate lying under its load, you might want to refrain from helping him, but you must make every effort to help him." This teaching encourages people not only to help their neighbor, but it also creates an obligation to help the animal.[iii]

Furthermore, the Torah teaches that a man shall not feed himself before he feeds his animals. This law is derived from the verse, "I will provide grass in your field for your cattle and you will eat and be satisfied" (Deuteronomy 11:15). This teaching places the feeding of the cattle before our own eating.[iv]

Islam also requires its followers to respect animals. An eminent Muslim scholar, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi has relayed the following teaching to Muslims:

Islam preceded Animal Care Societies by thirteen hundred years and made kindness to animals a part of the faith and cruelty to them a sufficient reason for a person to be thrown into Hell-fire.

The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, related to his Companions the story of a man who found a dog panting out of thirst. The man went down into a well, filled his shoes with water and offered it to the dog to quench its thirsty. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Then Allah was grateful to him and forgave him his sins.” The Companions asked, “O Messenger of Allah! Is there a reward for us with relation to animals?” He replied “There is a reward with (relation to) every living creature.”[v]

Hinduism is another religion that respects nature and animals. According to the various schools of Hinduism spirituality, there is no distinction between human beings and other life forms. All life, including plants and animals, are manifestations of God as limited beings and all living things possess souls.[vi] Perhaps it is this belief that inspired India’s great and impressionable spiritual leader Mahatma Ghandi to say, “"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

Buddhists also believe that animals should be treated with care and respect. More specifically, Buddhists believe that animals are sentient beings that should not be killed for food, sport, clothing, or experimentation.

The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, recently criticized companies that "remain indifferent" to the rights of animals used for laboratory research and experimentation. "Taking care of animals is essential to developing more happiness in human beings," he said in an Associated Press story.[vii]

Mormons also believe that animals should be treated compassionately. Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and George Cannon, the founder of the LDS church and two of it’s most influential leaders, suggested abstaining from meat unless it is necessary for survival and condemn animal cruelty.[viii]

Joseph Smith said, “Men must become harmless before the brute of creation and when men lose their vicious dispositions and cease to destroy the animal race, the lion and the lamb can dwell together....” (TPJS; p1)

While the above list of religions is far from exhaustive, it does reveal a common recognition that animals, as living creatures, should be treated compassionately.


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Mother and Daughter Need a Home!

Mother and daughter: Patches and Sandy.

We have been hanging around the Coral Island Condos for a year. Now we can't stay and needa home.

We are very affectionate to each other and need to be adopted where we can stay together.We are cleaned an scrubbed, have been vaccinated, have been wormed, and have been pronoucedhealthy by the vet.

Sandy was spayed last week and Patches will be spayed this coming week.We both are housebroken, know how to behave indoors, are quiet, loving, affectionate, curious,and are grateful for attention.

Information about us can be obtained from, calling (214) 725-9530, or by contacting PAWS.Posted by Jeri Hallman.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Kids’ Night Out was a Huge Success!

Our first Kids' Night Out fundraiser was a huge success! We had 39 children in attendance and raised $335.00.

During the four-hour period between 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., the children played video games, interactive games, made Halloween cats, and watched Otis & Milo. We hope the parents enjoyed those four hours as much as the kids did!

Join us next time, on November 16, 2007, from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., at the Fiesta Resort for another Kids’ Night Out.

Due to the number of people that pre-registered their children for the October KNO, we strongly urge you to pre-register for the November KNO. And, if your plans change, please let us know so we can make room for other children.

If you have any questions regarding KNO, please contact Melissa Simms at

Thank You To:

A loud shout out goes to the leader of the pack – Melissa Simms – who did an amazing job keeping the children engaged and busy. Thank you for coordinating the event and providing the children with such a good time.

To our volunteers: Deane Jessee-Jones, Rose Callier, Madison Smith, Maddie Schultz, Betty Miller, Theresa Miller, Zoe Schorr, and Roseanna Sablan.

To Fiesta Resort: Thank you for providing us with a great place to hold KNO. A special thank you to Fiesta Manager Lance Razon and the Fiesta Staff, especially Jheff Riman, who made sure we had plenty of snacks, juice, and water available at all times.

And, we thank the parents who brought their children to the event and donated to our organization. Your monetary contribution to PAWS will help us help the community. Thank you.