PAWS services during COVID-19: Clinic visits for sick pets, vaccinations, and spay/neuter available by appointment (curbside service). Walk-in clinics remain suspended. We continue to rescue animals! Adoptions and foster by appointment only. Donations to the Emergency Fund for PAWS help ensure we can keep doing our lifesaving work despite the current crisis.
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Maria Decker

Northeast Adoption Center Manager

At PAWS since:
Pets at home:

Gunner (a pit mix), two cats, Shelli and Francine, and an ever-changing cast of fosters

The most rewarding thing about my job:

Getting to be a part of a wonderful team that is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals. I also love being able to “take work home with me” in the form of foster kittens!

When I’m not at work, I’m probably:

At local parks enjoying walks with my dog and spending time with family