Run to the Rescue 5K 05/19
Kitten Shower 05/26
Rockin’ Rescue Ride 06/02
May Pets of the Month
Check out our May Pets of the Month!
Anastasia & Capone are our May Pets of the Month! Both have been bounced from home to home & are desperately waiting for someone who will love them forever!
Anastasia was adopted when she was just a tiny kitten. In her short 5 years she has been returned 4 times; twice because her family was moving, once because of a new baby & once because she was sick & had an accident in the house. She gets along with other kitties & is very affectionate! Are you the one who can show Anastasia what love really means?
Capone has a similar story. This sweet boy gets along well with other dogs but has had a rough start in life. He’s only 4 years old & has been returned 4 times; twice because his family was moving, once because his family was going through a divorce & once he was simply abandoned. Poor Capone! Will you show him what it means to find a forever home?
Run to the Rescue 5K Run/Walk
Join us on Saturday, May 19th at Centennial Park in Orland Park for our 3rd annual Run to the Rescue 5K! Check-in starts at 7:30 & the race begins at 8:30. Round up your family & friends (those with with 2 legs or 4!) & run/walk for a good cause!
Bring an item for the Orland Park Pet Pantry & be entered to win a basket from Chew on This Dog Barkery!
Kitten Season is almost here & we will be flying through supplies nearly as quickly as we receive them! Please join us for a Kitten Shower on Saturday, May 26th to help us build up enough formula, food & other items so we can continue to care for these kittens during their most vulnerable weeks.
There will be snacks, festivities & plenty of kitten snuggles at our shower! Come get your kitten fix & contribute to a good cause at the same time!
P.A.W.S. Dog Wins Look Alike Contest
Our sweet girl, Gypsy, recently received the honor of winning the Sgt. Stubby Look Alike Contest! Not only did Gypsy get the greatest number of votes, but she won $1,000 for our shelter!
Gypsy is a one and a half year old little pittie who came to us as a stray in October. She may be little at only 29 pounds, but she is certainly large in personality! Gypsy is a super smart girl. Not only does she know basic commands, but she also completed a course to receive her Good Canine Citizenship certificate! Gypsy always has a smile on her face & she brings a smile to all around her. Come & meet this darling today!
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!
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/.
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.