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Cat Adopters and Fosters Needed: Name-Your-Own-Fee Cat Adoptions Through May 31

  As cats pour into shelters in alarming numbers, adopters and fosters are needed to save lives.   For the first time in over a decade, far more cats are entering Philadelphia shelters than the year before, and the busiest months still lie ahead. For rescue organizations like PAWS to…
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Esmerelda: from abandoned and alone to safe in a home!

These days, Esmerelda enjoys soft beds, warm snuggles, and ear scratches on demand. It’s a far cry from when we first found her, abandoned and confused, outside of our Grays Ferry clinic. She’d been tied up at the bottom of…
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Dock Street Brewery and PAWS Team Up to Save Lives!

Beer drinkers and animal lovers rejoice! You can soon enjoy a flavorful hazy IPA that benefits the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Dock Street Found Friends, their newest brew, is 6.5% ABV with 65 IBU and hopped with Idaho 7 and…
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It’s Kitten Week at PAWS!

Spring marks the start of kitten season, which means hundreds of orphaned babies as well as mothers with newborns will arrive at the city’s shelters throughout the warmer months. PAWS' nursery is already filling up with a constant flow of…
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Myrtle: too special to part with!

Some pets feel like family from day one. When Heather and Brian took Myrtle home as a foster in December, they’d planned to get her healthy, enjoy some canine companionship, and help her find her forever family. But this gentle…
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