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!