Monday, August 18, 2008

Survivors are up for Adoption

PAWS has two unique animals that are in need of loving and responsible homes.

The first animal is Apollo, a dog that was rescued from As Matius on Wednesday evening after a neighbor called to report that the dog had a plastic cookie bucket stuck on his head for at least five days.

“Though the image may sound funny at first,” said PAWS President Katie Busenkell, “I assure that this was no laughing matter. Had the neighbor not helped this animal, he would have died from starvation and dehydration. A miserable and prolonged way to die.”

The animal was taken to a foster home where the bucket had to be removed with dull-point scissors.

“Apollo is recovering beautifully. PAWS would like to place him with a family that will appreciate his past and provide him with a loving home in the future.”
Apollo is a male boonie dog, thought to be about 1 year of age. He is good with children, cats, kittens, and dogs. According to Busenkell, “He is just happy to be around anyone that is willing to pat his head and talk to him. He’ll make a great companion for someone or some family.”

If you or someone you know is interested in adopting or fostering Apollo and providing the animal with a loving home, contact PAWS at 285-PAWS. Foster families will be provided with one bag of dog food per month.

Chin Chin:
The second animal is Chin Chin, a kitten thought to be about six weeks of age.

Nine days ago, this kitten was found in the middle of the road, just in front of DPS, bleeding from the mouth. The rescuer thought a car had hit this kitten, so they took it to Paradise Island Animal Hospital for an examination.

According to Dr. Tudor, the kitten only had a chin injury that had removed the skin from the bone. A full recovery is expected, though the kitten is expected to have some scarring.

According to her foster family, she is a healthy, playful, and incredibly affectionate little kitten that is oblivious to her healing chin wound. “She gets along with dogs and other cats, and would make a great family pet.”

If you are interested in adopting or fostering Chin Chin, please contact PAWS at 285-PAWS. Again, foster families will be provided with $20 a month for cat food and/or kitty litter.

Busenkell noted, “It is always important that the community help us find responsible homes for unwanted or abandoned animals. Without the eyes and ears of the community, we would not be able to place these animals in good homes and our foster families would cease offering their help and support. Therefore, we are asking everyone in the community to help us find responsible and loving homes for these animals.”

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Millie - The Fantastic Family Pet is Up for Adoption!

Millie is a fantastic family pet. She is a rescued female boony dog, we've had her spayed and she has always been an outside-only dog. She has a fantastic temperament, is playful, great with kids and a loyal running buddy. She loves anyone with food, is a terrific doorbell and has an intimidating bark even though she's incredibly gentle.

We are leaving island in the spring and really want to find her a good home. We've enjoyed her for the last two years and know that her next family will too! Please call Nicolette at 322-0200 or email We will help offset the cost of vaccinations to get her up to date for you.

Found Dog

If you lost a gentle brown and dark brown/black dog with longer hair and a full coat, please contact PAWS at 285-PAWS. We have a nice dog that would like to go home to its family.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Beautiful Spayed Cat for Adoption:

A beautiful spayed female cat is up for adoption to a good home. Apaka is about 5 1/2 years old, all white except for her tail, she has one blue and one green eye. She is an indoor cat only, as she is possibly deaf in one ear due to a genetic defect and she is de-clawed. She is current on her vaccinations. She does not meow alot but prefers to communicate by rubbing up against someone when she needs something.
Apaka's family loves her dearly but can no longer afford to care for her. Therefore, they are seeking a loving and responsible home that will continue to care for her indoors and ensure that she receives yearly examinations by a veterinarian. If you are interested in adopting Apaka, please contact Joseph Cabrera at 484-0632 or 234-1513. Alternatively, you may contact PAWS at 285-PAWS. For other PAWS related news, visit the PAWS blog at