Gift Wrapping @ Orland Square Mall 12/1-12/24
Hey, Amazon Shoppers! Did you know that the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice? All you have to do is login in to http://smile.amazon.com, select Peoples Animal Welfare Society & go about your shopping! You purchase what you normally would & our shelter gets a donation! It’s a win/win! Be sure to login to Amazon Smile first to make it count. Our animals thank you from the bottom of their furry little hearts!
P.A.W.S. Home for the Holidays Campaign
We work hard all throughout the year to find homes for the animals who make their way through our doors, but there is something special about finding them a home in time for the holidays. There are so many animals who are considered too old, too shy, too needy or just have the wrong color coat to be considered “the perfect pet”. Take a look at some of our special animals who want nothing more than the love in your heart.
You can help to support our shelter animals by making a donation to help with their care by clicking here.
The holidays are a time to celebrate our animals that bring us joy & companionship & a time to remember the lives of dearly departed furry friends who are still close to our hearts. This season we invite you to celebrate with us! P.A.W.S. will host a Christmas Memory Tree to remember & honor those who we’ve loved & lost & the ones who are still here to brighten our days. With each donation of $5.00, we will illuminate a white light to remember a friend who has passed or a red light to honor that loving friend who is still by your side. If you provide a picture of your pet, we will place it on the tree beside the light (photos will not be returned). You may also purchase a light in honor of someone else’s pet. They will receive a letter advising them of your gift. All proceeds benefit the animals at P.A.W.S. To download the form, please click here.
Award Granted by PEDIGREE Foundation
We are excited to share that as a result of the assistance we provided to animal shelters affected by Hurricane Harvey, we were awarded a $2,000 grant from the PEDIGREE Foundation! The funds we receive will be used to help offset the medical costs we’ve incurred since many of the animals we took in required immediate veterinary care. We are so grateful to the good folks at PEDIGREE® who go above & beyond to improve the lives of dogs everywhere!
*About the PEDIGREE® Foundation…
Formed in 2008 by PEDIGREE®, food for dogs, the PEDIGREE® Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to helping dogs in need find loving homes by supporting the good work of shelters & dog rescue organizations throughout the country. Through no fault of their own, more than four million dogs end up in shelters & rescue organizations every year & nearly half of them never find a place to call home. For more information on how you can support the foundation visit https://www.pedigreefoundation.org/.
Low Cost Veterinary Services
Sometimes our pets need to go to the doctor too. South Suburban Low Cost Veterinary Services offers a variety of affordable veterinary services. Click below to visit their website.
An Update to A Minnie Hochwarter Fund Success Story!
My name is Harmony and I am one year old! If you don’t know me, my story is listed below under “A Minnie Hochwarter Success Story”. It has been a very busy year for me, but now:
*I run & play & run & play & run & play, etc.
*My legs are strong &
*My heart beats strongly & is filled with love & appreciation for all who made my first birthday possible (the cardiologist said that without surgery I wouldn’t be here to celebrate).
I am a very happy puppy despite all the trauma of my first year. I want to thank everyone who has helped & loved me along the way:
*P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park for taking me in
*My family: my foster Mom (Sue, who took me to every appointment, medical procedure, treatment & surgery) & Dad
*Grandma and Grandpa (they love to spoil me)
*My siblings (they taught me how to be a dog)
*& finally, all the doctors who put this “Humpty Dumpty” back together
I am a very lucky puppy! THANK YOU, EVERYONE!
A Minnie Hochwarter Fund Success Story!
In March, 2016, P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park responded to a plea from another shelter to take a puppy that could not walk. They were not financially able to seek the treatment she might need to live a normal life. Harmony was just 6 weeks old & could barely get around. Her back legs would drag behind her as she inched herself along. It was heartbreaking to watch her. Click here to read the rest of Harmony’s success story!
P.A.W.S.’ Longest Resident Finds Forever Home!
After 993 days at P.A.W.S., Clover, a senior cat, finally found her forever home! On December 26th, Clover packed her bags and said so long to her shelter days! She went home with a kind and loving family who have already sent updates showing how Clover has made herself at home and is a beautiful addition to their family!
Congratulations, Clover! You will be missed, but our hearts are bursting with joy for you! Thank you to the special family who not only chose adoption, but gave a senior pet a wonderful life.
P.A.W.S. Alum Becomes National Search K-9!
Soni, a female German Shepard, was adopted from P.A.W.S. in 2013 by Mr. David Sullivan, a Community United Effort (CUE) Searcher. Mr. Sullivan saw something special in Soni and on November 13, 2015, she tested and passed her Human Remains Detection Certification test. Soni is now certified to respond to disasters to assist with locating victims.
Congratulations to Mr. Sullivan and Soni. It just goes to show that shelter dogs can do ANYTHING!
As a non-profit organization, we could not keep our shelter open without the help of our generous Partners. Each of these businesses provides valuable services to the Shelter. From organizing an event or taking care of our animals and the shelter grounds, each of these Partners plays a special role in helping us with our mission of caring for and finding ‘furever’ homes for our animals.