SUPPORT FOR PET OWNERS
Helping our community of pet owners is a top priority for us.
There are few things more frightening than discovering your pet is missing, but PAWS is here to help. Time is of the essence, so read through our suggestions to see where you can get started.
PAWS’ primary goal is to ensure that pets can remain with their owners. However, we do understand that there are extraordinary circumstances in which a pet owner may decide that it is in their family’s best interest for the animal to be re-homed or surrendered to the shelter. In these situations, we can help you navigate this process.
PAWS works to reduce pet overpopulation; help prevent unplanned litters and ensure that every animal in our community has a home. Through the Last Litter Program, PAWS offers FREE spay surgery for any female cat whose offspring (kittens) is surrendered to the shelter for our adoption program!
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Affordable Veterinary Care
Because keeping pets and families together is our top priority we offer the following supportive services to our community of pet owners:
Short-term boarding and long-term foster for clients of a partner organization:
Knox County Homeless Coalition
New Hope Midcoast (formerly, New Hope for Women)
Penbay & Waldo County Hospital
Penquis Social Services
Meals on Wheels
If you need assistance, please contact us and we can help you navigate the process.
Resource gathering and assistance to help pet owners navigate through available community resources
Linking with existing resources in the Midcoast area (food pantries, dog friendly insurance companies, financial support for emergency medical care etc.) - Contact PAWS Community Service Director
Navigating veterinary health care outside of what the PAWS Cares Community Veterinary Clinic is able to provide - Contact PAWS Community Service Director
Alternatives to owner surrendering to help you retain ownership of your pet, if possible - Contact PAWS Community Service Director
Training and behavior modification assistance (coming soon)
Affordable veterinary care for low-income pet owners is a reality through the PAWS Cares Community Veterinary Clinic.
We believe that everyone deserves to have access to affordable care for their family pet regardless of financial status.
Services include: spay/neuter, routine care, non-emergency care, dental procedures, and other small, non-urgent surgical procedures.
Community Partner Agency's
PAWS’ primary goal is to ensure that pets can remain with their owners. However, we do understand that there are extraordinary circumstances in which a pet owner may decide that it is in their family’s best interest for the animal to be re-homed or surrendered to the shelter.
In these situations, we can help you navigate this process. Contact the Shelter Director