Holiday Plant Orders Due 11/24
Holiday Plant Pickup 12/2 & 12/3
SOLD OUT – Bingo!
Join us on Saturday, November 11th for our annual Bingo event! This event is loads of fun & sells out every year, so don’t miss out! Tickets are $30 per person & include buffet dinner, beer, wine, soda & 20 bingo cards. Prizes will be awarded (no cash prizes).
There will also be Split-the-Pot, raffles, vendors & more! Bring a shelter cleaning product & you will be entered to win a door prize!
Holiday Plant Sale
It’s time for our annual holiday plant sale! Decorate your home with our beautiful wreaths, centerpieces, poinsettias & more. Orders must be received no later than Friday, November 24th & pick up will be at the shelter on December 2nd & 3rd. To download the order form, 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/.
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!
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.