Wednesday, June 11, 2008

PAWS Looking for Homes - Again

PAWS is in need of permanent or foster homes for the following animals:

Lone Male Kitten - Boy is He CUTE!

This little guy is quite a character! He isn't afraid of anyone or anything. He loves attention and to play. The foster family has really enjoyed caring for him and would like to find him a good home. If you are interested, please contact Rachelle at or at 322-2104 or 286-7909.

Five Adorable Kittens:

Five adorable kittens ready for adoption. All kittens are litter trained, deflead, and on solid food.

E.T. is an orange and white striped tabby kitten who was so named because of his out of this world ears. E.T. loves to sit quietly and watch everything and everyone around. Mesa is E.T.'s twin, an orange and white striped tabby.

Mesa is the snuggler of the group and loves nothing better than to curl up in the crook of your arm. She is a docile sweetheart.

Phantom is the odd man out in this crowd, as he has no sibling that matches his appearance. He is mostly white with black spots, almost like a miniature cow. Phantom is the adventurer and loves to explore the boundaries of his home and his humans.

Banshee is a black, orange, brown and white calico and was named for his fondness to talk to anyone who will listen.

Moo is Banshee's twin in appearance and is also a snuggler and talker. Moo always keeps an eye on his siblings to make sure none of them get out of line.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering any of these beautiful kittens please contact Aaron or Amanda via email at or by phone at 256-7732 or 285-8101.


PAWS is still in need of home for Leo, a young male kitten thought to be about 9-10 weeks old. He is good with older children and other animals. "He is such a great kitten that I would love to keep him, but I just can't." said his current foster mother. "I would like to find him a very special home." If you are interested in adopting Leo, please contact Melissa at 234-1253 or at

Loveable Dogs:

PAWS is also looking for an immediate permanent or foster home for two dogs. The people who are currently caring for the dogs found them abandoned about a month ago and are unable to continue fostering the dogs this summer. Both are well-behaved and gentle. The female dog is expecting puppies. If you are interested in learning more about this foster or adoption opportunity, please contact Michael at 789-2153 or via email at

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Thank you for Making it Possible

PAWS and Beautify CNMI! would like to thank the sponsors and supporters of this year’s “Best of the Worst Dog Show.” With community support, we were able to put together a great show and give away some great prizes. Thank you.

More specifically, we would like to thank our sponsors and donors: Representative Diego Benavente, Mayor Juan B. Tudela, Costco, The PEW Charitable Trust, Beautify CNMI!, Angil Design, Inc., Friends of the Mariana Islands (FMI), PTI, Expressions, Photography by Jack Hardy, Pacific Trading Company, Dr. Ignacio Dela Cruz, Judge Alex and Kathy Munson, and Tania David.

We would also like to thank the many volunteers that donated their precious time. Thank you George Hassleback, Judge Alex Munson, Brad Ruszula, Angelo Villagomez, Cinta Kaipat, Gus Kaipat, Francine Coulture, Ann Brazel, Mary McGee, Marja Onni, Melissa Simms, Adam and Rachell Miles, Judy Kim, Madison Smith, Ron and Moon Smith, Ken and Monique Kramer, Deane Jesse-Jones, Ciara B. Dela Cruz, Kiana Villagomez, Jay Santos, and Joe Przyuski.

Lastly, we could not have reached to the public without our friends in the media. Thank you Marianas Variety, Saipan Tribune, KZMI, Beach Road Magazine, and KSPN.

You all did a wonderful job! Thank you.

If you attended the event and would like to view and/or purchase pictures, please visit Photography by Jack Hardy Pictures of the event are available for purchase, as are mouse pads, t-shirts, mugs, and anything else you can put a picture on! Purchases can be placed on on-line and 30% of profits will be donated to PAWS for the education program and rescues.

We look forward to seeing you all next year.

Katie Busenkell
PAWS President
Chair of the Beautify CNMI! Animal Welfare Committee

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Found Dog

If you or someone you know lost a small dog last month, please contact PAWS at 285-PAWS.

Monday, June 2, 2008

PAWS has numerous kittens up for adoption!

On Friday, May 30, 2008, a Saipan resident found a box taped shut on the side of the road in
Navy Hill. The box contained four (4) kittens that are estimated to be around 5-6 weeks old.

“We know people are desperate to find homes for animals, but to go to this extreme is cruel. Call PAWS at 285-PAWS and we will help you find a home for unwanted animals,” said PAWS President Busenkell.

The kittens appear to be healthy and happy at their foster home. If you are interested in fostering and/or adopting one of these playful and loving kittens, please contact Rachell via email at or at 322-2104 or 286-7909.

Also available for adoption is a male kitten that is thought to be about 6-8 weeks old. “He has beautiful markings and would be a perfect cat for a family with no other animals,” said PAWS Vice President Melissa Simms who is fostering the animal. If you are interested in adopting this kitten, please contact Melissa at, 234-1253 or 285-PAWS.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Community Supports PAWS/BC Dog Show

Thanks to numerous community leaders, PAWS and Beautify CNMI! will be awarding great pet-care items at this year’s dog show scheduled for June 7, 2008 from 4-6 p.m.

Costco donated nearly $800.00 in pet-care items for the dog show and PAWS rescues. Such items include Advantage for flea control, dog biscuits, dog treats, a pet pillow, puppy training pads, cat food, cat litter, and education books for children and adults.

Other community leaders, like the PEW Charitable Trust, Angil Design, Inc., and numerous CNMI residents, made monetary donations. The monetary donations were used to purchase prizes such as large bags of dog food, Frontline for flea and tick control, dog toys, and Adams shampoo and dip for flea and tick control, just to name a few.

“We have had an amazing amount of support from the community,” said PAWS Vice-President Melissa Simms. “And thanks to these generous donations, we will be able to award people for loving their pets. Our main objective in hosting the Dog Show is foster the human-animal bond.”

The Dog Show is a free event that will be held this Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the CPA Airport Field, underneath the Flame Trees at the southern end of the field. Participants are encouraged to sign up early by downloading an application on-line at and submitting the applicaiton to Katie at no later than Thursday, June 5.

People can sign up at the show between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. There will be absolutely no entries accepted after 3:30 p.m. The show will start promptly at 4:00 p.m.

If people have questions about the show, contact Katie on the PAWS PTI Hotline at 285-PAWS.