Night Out at Hailstorm 8/23
Run to the Rescue 5K 10/28
Save the Date – P.A.W.S. Night Out at Hailstorm
Join us on Wednesday, August 23rd at Hailstorm Brewery from 6pm – 10pm for a night of craft beers, delicious food, music & more. Food will be provided by Rogue Food Truck & we will jam to the music of The Long Lost! 100% of the profits will benefit our shelter!
If you bring a donation item for the Orland Park Pet Panty (dog/cat food, kitty litter, collars/leashes, treats, pet shampoo, etc.), you will be entered in a drawing that will be held at the end of the evening.
8060 W. 186th Street
Tinley Park, IL 60487
A Word of Thanks from the Minnie Hochwarter Fund
“A word of appreciation to all who have helped us raise funds for P.A.W.S. special needs dogs. Whether you bought a bandana, added to the donation jar or just stopped by to offer support & encouragement, we thank you sincerely.”
-Wayne & Joan Hochwarter on behalf of the Minnie Hochwarter Memorial Fund
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.