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 2007

CALENDAR YEAR 2007

Paws and Claws continues to work diligently to end the cycle of cruelty caused by unchecked pet reproduction. PACS provided 2,287 FREE spay/neuter surgeries for homeless pets during calendar year 2007. PACS also provided for vaccinations, testings, internal and external parasite treatments. PACS spay/neuter programs and services certainly epitomize our philosophy of Prevention Not Destruction. In addition to providing sheltering assistance for hundreds of homeless companion animals, Paws and Claws Society funded medical treatment for 292 sick or injured cats and dogs, which included 8 life-saving surgeries. Each month, PACS makes available the award-winning newspaper, KIND NEWS, to 3096 children enrolled in the second, third and fourth grades. This publication helps teach children respect for animals and the environment.

FEBRUARY 28, 2007:  PACS CAT SPAY DAY INITIATIVE FIRST OFFERED IN 1994 CONTINUES!!! PACS Cat Spay Day initiative offered at all five Nutrition Sites in Cape May County. PACS partners with Cape May County Animal Shelter Alliance, Beacon Animal Rescue, Animal Outreach of CMC and Animal Welfare Society of CMC to provide residents with FREE spay/neuter coupons redeemable at nine (9) participating veterinary offices and three (3) spay/neuter clinics. Our sincere thanks to Madelyn Filipski for making this event a complete success.

APRIL 1, 2007: BILLBOARDS SENDING SPAY/NEUTER AND ADOPTION MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC!!! Billboards and their Spay/Neuter and Adoption message were seen in several locations in Cape May County. This year's educational campaign also promoted PACS Circle of Compassion for Animals.

MAY, 2007: PACS PARTICIPATES IN SECOND PITTSGROVE DAY EVENT!!! PACS provided residents with FREE spay/neuter coupons redeemable at participating vets.

MAY, 2007: PACS SAFER PROGRAM CONTINUES IN ATLANTIC, BERGEN, BURLINGTON, CAMDEN, CAPE MAY, SALEM, AND SUSSEX COUNTIES!!! Partnering with individual trappers and caretakers, PACS and its SAFER (Stray and Feral Eminent Rescue Program) provided spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations for hundreds of homeless animals.

JUNE, 2007: SUSSEX COUNTY STRAY AND FERAL CATS SPAYED/NEUTERED: Paws and Claws Society with Partners in Prevention Not Destruction, CLAWS Cat Rescue in Sussex County continue efforts to spay/neuter, socialize and place for adoption many homeless stray and feral cats. Many cats have been trapped, transported, vetted, socialized and placed for adoption.

JULY/AUGUST, 2007: **LOOK FOR GEORGIE** CAN BE SEEN NOW AT YOUR LOCAL NEWS STAND OR LIBRARY.  MOTHER JONES MAGAZINE FEATURES GEORGIE PORGIE, POSTER KITTY FOR PACS "CIRCLE OF COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS" INITIATIVE!!! Paws and Claws educational campaign to promote its spay/neuter and adoption message to the general public appeared in Mother Jones Magazine.

AUGUST 5 - NOV, 2007: **COMING SOON TO YOUR TV** PACS SPONSORS 13 TV SHOWS! August 5 will kick off the first of thirteen TV shows sponsored by Paws and Claws Society. The half hour shows will consist of various topics which will include a five to ten minute educational segment concerning pets. Each show will also feature one or more pets that are available for adoption by one of Paws and Claws PARTNERS IN PREVENTION NOT DESTRUCTION.

SEPTEMBER, 2007: PACS PROVIDES SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE: Paws and Claws Society provided spay/neuter assistance to Animal Sanctuary Society and NJ Aid for Animals for 45 homeless animals.

SEPTEMBER, 2007: PACS PROVIDES FUNDING FOR A SHELTERING FACILITY FOR FERAL CATS: Paws and Claws Society provided funds for the purchase of a mini barn to house a feral cat colony in Bergen County.

SEPTEMBER, 2007: PACS PROVIDES SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE: Paws and Claws Society provided spay/neuter assistance to Cape-Atlantic C.A.T.S. in Ocean City for 50 homeless animals.

SEPT/OCT, 2007: ** CAN BE SEEN NOW AT YOUR LOCAL NEWS STAND OR LIBRARY** MOTHER JONES MAGAZINE FEATURES FLOSSIE THE FLOOZIE CAT AND NEUT THE NEUTER DOG!!! Paws and Claws logos help spread a spay/neuter and adoption message to readers of Mother Jones Magazine.

NOV/DEC, 2007: ** CAN BE SEEN NOW AT YOUR LOCAL NEWS STAND OR LIBRARY** MOTHER JONES MAGAZINE FEATURES PACS FIGHT AGAINST "DOG FIGHTING"! Paws and Claws takes a bite out of cruelty and encourages support of legislation amending the Animal Welfare Act S1880 and HR3219.

DECEMBER, 2007: PACS "CIRCLE OF COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS" PROGRAM WORKING WELL FOR THE BENEFIT OF PENNSVILLE POUND PETS: Paws and Claws Society unofficially implemented its "Circle of Compassion" program to assist Pennsville Pound animals. Since August, PACS has financed all the medical needs of Pennsville Pound animals, including medical care, spay/neuter, vaccinations, testings, internal and external parasite treatment.

PACS placed most of the Pennsville Pound animals into loving homes thanks to the Petfinder website. The remaining available animals entered the "Circle" program and were adopted out by a PACS "Circle of Compassion" partner.

In October, PACS initiated a meeting with Pennsville's Administrator, Shelter Manager, and several key residents and fully expect to officially kick off the "Circle of Compassion for Animals" Program in Pennsville early in 2008. Currently, PACS is assisting in the establishment of an Advisory Committee to the Pennsville Pound.

DECEMBER, 2007: PACS PROVIDES FUNDING FOR A MEDICAL CARE FACILITY IN CAPE MAY COUNTY: Paws and Claws Society provided funds for the purchase of a mini barn to house Cape May County cats in need of medical care.

JAN/FEB , 2008: ** COMING SOON TO YOUR LOCAL NEWS STAND AND LIBRARY** MOTHER JONES MAGAZINE FEATURES PACS AND ISAR SPAY/NEUTER MESSAGE!!! Paws and Claws and International Society for Animal Rights team up to spread spay/neuter message.



 2006

CALENDAR YEAR 2006

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2141 FREE spay/neuter surgeries were provided by Paws and Claws Society during calendar year 2006. PACS continues to work diligently to end the cycle of cruelty caused by unchecked pet reproduction. PACS also provided for vaccinations, testings, internal and external parasite treatments. PACS spay/neuter programs and services certainly epitomizes our philosophy of Prevention Not Destruction. In addition to providing sheltering assistance for hundreds of homeless companion animals, Paws and Claws Society funded medical treatment to more than 286 sick or injured cats and dogs, which included 6 life-saving surgeries. Each month, PACS makes available the award-winning newspaper, KIND NEWS, to 3096 children enrolled in the second, third and fourth grades. This publication helps teach children respect for animals and the environment.

FEBRUARY 1-28, 2006: PACS SPONSORS FEBRUARY LOVE FEST!!! PACS partners with Animal Welfare Society of Cape May County to help residents show their love for their pets. Pet Guardians gave their pets the gift of a healthier life that results when they are spayed/neutered.

FEBRUARY 28, 2006: CAT SPAY DAY INITIATIVE A BIG SUCCESS !!! PACS takes their Cat Spay Day initiative to Cape May County. PACS partners with Cape May County Animal Shelter Alliance, Beacon Animal Rescue, Animal Outreach of CMC and Animal Welfare Society of CMC to provide residents with 250 FREE spay/neuter coupons redeemable at nine (9) participating veterinarian offices and three (3) spay/neuter clinics. Our sincere thanks to Madelyn Filipski for making this event a complete success.

MARCH 1, 2006: BILLBOARDS SENDING SPAY/NEUTER AND ADOPTION MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC!!! Nine (9) billboards and their Spay/Neuter and Adoption message can now be seen throughout Cape May County. Partners in Prevention Not Destruction, Paws and Claws Society and Cape May County Animal Shelter Alliance send their sincerest thanks to Cape May County local artist, Joan Veneziano-D'avanzo for the engaging art design.

MARCH 16, 2006: SPAY YOUR BEST FRIEND CONTEST BEGINS: Paws and Claws Society developed Spay Your Best Friend Contest to help Cape May County Partners in Prevention Not Destruction to encourage residents to get their pets spayed/neutered.

MARCH 31, 2006: CAMDEN DOGS GET HOUSES: It takes a village to warm a Camden dog. Thanks to the efforts of Kathy Maguire and several Animal Control Officers, 98 dogs in Camden can come in out of the cold. With financial support from Compassion for Camden, Hearts and Paws, Kitty Bodeep, and Paws and Claws Society Founder, Jean Smith, several ACO's and Kathy Maguire were able to deliver 98 specially built dog houses which provide much needed shelter for dogs in Camden.

MARCH 31, 2006: CAMDEN SPAY/NEUTER PROJECT MARCHES ON: Partners in Prevention Not Destruction team up to spay/neuter Camden animals. Hearts and Paws, Kitty Bodeep, and Paws and Claws Society team up again with Kathy Maguire to get Camden animals spayed/neutered. Animals are picked up and transported to Dr. Haber at Cedarbrook Animal Hospital where they are spayed/neutered and vetted. After the necessary recovery period, the pets are returned to their grateful owners in Camden.

In addition to helping spay/neuter Camden animals, this same team worked together on TNR and hoarder projects. To date, 57 companion animals have been spayed/neutered and vetted. Animals that had to be removed from bad situations were made available for adoption.

APRIL 1, 2006: PACS SPONSORS LOWER TOWNSHIP SPAY/NEUTER BLITZ: Paws and Claws Society and Partner in Prevention Not Destruction, Cape May County Animal Shelter Alliance selected Lower Township as the 2006 "Neuter is Cuter" Community in Cape May County. As a result of this honor, Lower Township residents will be eligible to have their pets spayed/neutered at little or no cost while funds last. In addition to the spay and neuter programs available to qualified Lower Township residents for their household pets, Paws and Claws also provides free spay/neuter vouchers for anyone wishing to spay/neuter stray or feral cats.

APRIL 1, 2006: DAIRY FARM CATS SPAYED/NEUTERED: Paws and Claws Society with Partners in Prevention Not Destruction, AWS and CMCASA join forces to spay/neuter cats on prison dairy farm. Thus far 34 cats have been trapped, transported, vetted and returned to their dairy farm home to live out their lives under the watchful eye of their caretakers on the farm.

APRIL 1, 2006: PITTSGROVE FARM CATS SPAYED/NEUTERED: Paws and Claws Society with Partners in Prevention Not Destruction, Stubbs Animal Rescue join forces to spay/neuter and relocate cats. After the dealth of an elderly caretaker, many cats needed to be spayed/neutered and relocated to a new location where they would be safe and have a caretaker look out for their well being. Thus far 20 cats have been trapped, transported, vetted and relocated to their new, safe home where they will have a warm bed and plenty of good food.

MAY 1, 2006: SUSSEX COUNTY STRAY AND FERAL CATS SPAYED/NEUTERED: Paws and Claws Society with Partners in Prevention Not Destruction, CLAWS Cat Rescue in Sussex County continue efforts to spay/neuter, socialize and place for adoption many homeless stray and feral cats. Thus far 50 cats have been trapped, transported, vetted, socialized and placed for adoption.

JUNE 1, 2006: SAFER (STRAY AND FERAL EMINENT RESCUE) EXPANDED TO CUMBERLAND COUNTY!!! Paws and Claws Society teams up with Partners in Prevention Not Destruction, Animal Friends Foundation to spay/neuter several colonies of stray and feral cats.

JUNE, 2006: ATLANTIC COUNTY FERAL COLONY SPAYED/NEUTERED!!! Paws and Claws Society with Partner in Prevention Not Destruction, Humane Society of Ocean City team up for TNR project in Estelle Manor. Thus far, 33 feral cats spay/neutered.



 2005

CALENDAR YEAR 2005

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During calendar year 2005, Paws and Claws Society provided for 1066 FREE spay/neuter surgeries in an all out effort to end the cycle of cruelty caused by unchecked pet reproduction. PACS also provided for vaccinations, testings, internal and external parasite treatments. PACS spay/neuter programs and services certainly epitomizes our philosophy of Prevention Not Destruction. In addition to providing sheltering assistance for hundreds of homeless companion animals, Paws and Claws Society funded medical treatment to more than a hundred sick or injured cats and dogs, which included 6 life-saving surgeries.

MARCH 10, 2005: PACS COMPLETED HOARDER HOUSE PROJECT!!! The final 10 cats were spay/neutered. In total, 39 breeding cats were spay/neutered.

MAY 21, 2005: PACS CAT SPAY DAY IN PITTSGROVE COMPLETE SUCCESS!!! PACS provided residents with 100 FREE spay/neuter coupons redeemable at participating vets.

MAY 31, 2005: PACS PROJECT TO SPAY/NEUTER CATS AT TWO PRISONS A SUCCESS!!! PACS joined with 3 Partners in Prevention Not Destruction to spay/neuter all the cats at two correctional facilities. As a result, there will be no more births and no more destruction of unwanted, surplus cats at these locations. It was very heartwarming to see the love and devotion shown by employees and temporary residents of these two facilities.

Many litters of kittens were pulled, vetted, socialized, fostered, and will be placed for adoption when ready.

On behalf of the animals, many thanks to Animal Alliance of Cape May, Animal Welfare Assoc, representatives from the two government facilities, Stubbs Animal Rescue and, of course, Paws and Claws Society.

JUNE 15, 2005: PACS FUNDS THE BUILDING OF A 16 x 32 SHELTERING FACILITY. Just in time for all the kittens needing rescue, PACS teams with Partner in Prevention Not Destruction, Stubbs Animal Rescue, to build a sheltering facility. Additional space was needed so more furry angels could be rescued.

AUGUST, 2005: PACS EXPANDS SAFER PROGRAM (STRAY AND FERAL EMINENT RESCUE) INTO CAPE MAY COUNTY!!! Partners in Prevention NOT Destruction, Paw and Claws Society (PACS) and Cape May County Animal Shelter Alliance, implement spay/neuter voucher program.

This program is proving to be extremely successful in Cape May County. Almost 700 certificates for free spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations were distributed in the first four months of operation. Certificates are currently redeemable at ten private veterinary offices and two spay/neuter clinics.

On behalf of our feline friends, we sincerely thank the veterinary community and local volunteers in Cape May County for joining PACS and CMCASA in this important endeavor. We especially thank Madelyn Filipski of Cape May County Animal Shelter Alliance who worked from morning to night to make this program a great success.

DECEMBER 10, 2005: PACS RECEIVES A WARM THANK YOU.

I wanted to thank you for helping us last week in a mass trapping event that was magnificent. It involved a colony located right in the midst of the Wharton State Forest, managed by a fellow living in one of those grandfathered houses and surrounded by state forest. This was as colony that was cause for consternation... Thanks for your help in this most remarkable day..... Thanks again for your very great help in this very good story with a most happy ending.

Preparation for the next project to spay/neuter 90+ cats is underway. Will keep you posted.

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