Plant Sale 5/6 & 5/7
Kitten Shower 5/20
Dog Days of Summer 6/3
Run to the Rescue 5K 10/28
Spring Plant Sale
Join us on Saturday, May 6th & Sunday, May 7th for our annual spring plant sale! Decorate your home with our lovely impatiens, marigolds, pansies, petunias, hanging baskets & more! All proceeds from the plant sale go directly toward supporting our animals. We recommend pre-ordering your plants, but some plants will also be available the day of the sale. Download the pre-order form by clicking here. Forms may be mailed, dropped off or emailed, but must be received no later than April 28th.
Kitten season is almost here & we will be flying through supplies almost as quickly as we receive them! Please join us for a Kitten Shower on Saturday, May 20th at 10:30am to help us build up enough formula, food & other items so we can continue to care for these kitties during their most vulnerable weeks! There will be snacks, festivities & kitten snuggles galore. Come get your kitten fix & contribute to a good cause at the same time. Admission to the event will be either an item from our wish list or a $10 donation. Hope to see you there!
Dog Days of Summer
Join us on Saturday, June 3rd for our Dog Days of Summer event & treat your pooch to an afternoon of pampering! We will be offering dog washes, nail trims & microchipping, a bake sale & the ever popular bandanas from the Minnie Hochwarter Fund. Don’t have a dog of your own? Don’t worry, we will also have a doggy speed dating event for you to meet your perfect match!
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!
Most Needed Supplies
Some of our supporters have been asking for a list of our most urgently needed supplies. While we can always use any of the items on our Wish List, the items we need the most are:
Thank you so much for your ongoing support! We couldn’t do it without you!
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.