Speak for our dogs and cats: Be the voice of our furry friends to meet and greet potential adopters at local PetSmart stores. PetSmart has teamed up with PAWS and invites us to a couple of their stores to showcase the animals in our system. These adopt-a-thons are generally on the weekends. We ask our fosters to bring their dogs, puppies, cats and kittens to be introduced to the public in hopes of finding each a permanent home.
We need volunteers to handle the animals, talk to the public & pass out literature. These events are usually from 11am to 4pm, with 2 shifts of helpers, although some have such a great time, they stay the whole day.
The PetSmart stores we visit are located in Parma and Mayfield Hts. If screeners are present, the animals can be adopted on site. There is not a more moving moment than seeing a homeless animal walk out with its new family! It's kind of a bitter-sweet experience for all of us, especially the fosters.
Each foster provides a description of the animals at the event, i.e. age, breed, sex, and any background or history that is known. They also let you know if their dogs/cats are good with other animals, with people or have certain issues. That is the upside of getting a pet through a foster-based organization. We know their personalities & good points; we also know if the animal has any issues.
All of our animals offered for adoption are spayed/neutered and have received their vaccinations.
IT'S AMAZING HOW FORGIVING AN ABUSED ANIMAL CAN BE WHEN YOU SHOW IT A LITTLE KINDNESS!
Public Animal Welfare Society of Ohio a nonprofit humane society serving the animals & people of Greater Cleveland
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