Saturday, September 27, 2008


PAWS just received the following email and we are requesting IMMEDIATE action by community members. The email was sent out by two teachers that have served this community as leaders in our schools and on the soccer field.

"Dear friends,

Sorry for the generic mass email, but I have some rather sad news and I only want to type it once.

Unfortunately, Luna died last night. Even more upsetting than that is that she didn't die because of her illness; she was shot in the back of the head with a 22. When we came home and found her a little after midnight, her body was still warm and the blood was still fresh. We are certain of who did it - our neighbor was awake and hanging out with a friend on his porch 20 yards from her body, but claimed to know nothing, hear nothing, see nothing. Glenn went and questioned them and their story kept changing. We called the police. They came and wrote a report and said that they would be contacting our neighbor and his friend. I doubt there will be much follow-up and even if there is, I doubt there will be much resolution. Luna was the sweetest dog in the world, and as you all know she was like a child to us.

Thank you for all your help, concern and support. Sadly, someone had other plans for her.

Lindsay and Glenn"

If you find this email as outrageous as we did, please contact the media at:

• Saipan Tribune: Jayvee Vallejera Editor at
• Mariana Variety: Zaldy at
• KSPN: Chris Nelson at and

We would also ask that you contact our leading legislators at:

• Senate President Pete Reyes:
• Senator Maria Frica T. Pangelinan:
• Speaker Arnold Palacios:
• Representative Tina Sablan: and/or

Something must be done about this. This is wrong. This is absolutely wrong.

Make our community a better place by demanding something of our legislature and law enforcement officials.

Monday, September 22, 2008

PAWS Dogs Up for Adoption

Once again, PAWS has some great animals up for adoption. If you or someone you know is interested in adopting or fostering an animal, contact PAWS at 285-PAWS or visit the PAWS website at or

Brother and Sister Combo:
Two puppies are up for adoption – a boy and a girl. The puppies are thought to be about two (2) months old. The rescue family has not administered vaccinations, so they will need to visit one of the island’s veterinarians at Paradise Island Animal Hospital (234-9669) or the Department of Land and Natural Resources (234-6169). These two pups are very friendly and great with children.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering one or both of these two loveable pups, please contact Sophie at

Solo Female:
One adorable brown female pup. “She's adorable, LOVES the kids and people, is energetic, snugly, sweet, fuzzy,” said the pup’s rescue home. She is about seven (7) weeks old.

If you are interested in adopting this little female, please contact Nicolette at or 322-0200.

Adult Dogs:

This is a great family dog that is house trained, and has received his vaccinations and de-worming. He loves company and enjoys being around children and other dogs, including cats.

If you are looking for a companion, please contact Marie at or PAWS at 285-PAWS.

PAWS is also looking for families that are willing and able to foster homeless animals, like Choco, who was abandoned by her owners when they left island. Choco is a brown female, thought to be about one year old and very sweet.

Choco’s older brother is also in need of a new home – temporary or permanent. His name is Blackie. He is very sweet and loves to greet people by jumping up and rolling over for a petting.

If you are interested in fostering Choco or Blackie, please contact PAWS at 285-PAWS to discuss foster obligations and opportunities. Alternatively, you may contact the rescuers, Mark and Patti, at 322-6676.