Volunteer Spotlight: Alexis (Chung Ah)

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Alexis (Chung Ah) first got involved with PAWS NY about a year ago, as she missed interacting with pets while in college and law school. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she grew up with pets and her dad even started a pet food business, so volunteering with animals was an easy decision. One Google search…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Connie

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Today’s Volunteer Spotlight is all about Connie, who joined PAWS NY specifically as a foster volunteer in November 2021. She has been a long-term foster for Sonny, who is part of our Preserving Families in Times of Crisis program, which is funded by PetSmart Charities, and we’re so grateful for her patience and dedication working…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Scott

Scott Volunteer Spotlight - A man with silver hair and glasses in a dark long-sleeved shirt lounges and lays back on a couch, with a small dog tucked up on his left side, and a larger yellow lab curled up on his right side.

This Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’re spotlighting a few of our amazing foster volunteers! With ongoing support of our regular clients and our new Preserving Families in Times of Crisis program, which is funded by PetSmart Charities, we’ve had a lot of need for foster volunteers in recent months. Thank you so much to these dedicated…

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Dog Cognition 101 with PetMinded

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In early February, PAWS NY collaborated with PetMinded to present a workshop on Dog Cognition for PAWS volunteers. PetMinded, a community of dog parents who want science-backed insights to give their dogs a healthier and happier life, hosts events, courses, and community engagement that help paw-rents understand their dogs by making dog science accessible and…

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Lucky & April: Bonded Pair Needs Fur-Ever Home

Meet Lucky and April, a pair of cats that lived with and loved their guardian, Doris, for much of their lives until she sadly passed away at the end of last year. They’ve been taken care of by amazing volunteer fosters since then, but we are now looking for their permanent home! Lucky is a…

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The Importance of Pet Care During Health Crises

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The results of an exciting new survey were released last month from researchers at the University of Michigan looking at medical decision-making by pet guardians. The results were published in the Journal of Patient Experience (2021), and show how important pets are to guardians facing health crises and the resulting decisions they make. Survey: Pet…

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Emergency Foster Needs This Week!

Sonny, a black terrier mix, sits on a blanket outside, on top of leaves and grass.

PAWS NY is in need of a foster home for Sonny, whose guardian is hospitalized.  We’ve included more information about Sonny below, but please fill out our Foster Application and email Carrie.Finch@pawsny.org if you’d like to open up your home to Sonny, an 11-year-old terrier mix. Please note that we are looking for a foster…

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Janeau: Senior Cat Seeks Fur-Ever Home

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Janeau is a mellow 13-year-old neutered, medium-hair cat whose favorite pastime is lounging in his cat tree! At the beginning of the summer, Janeau’s guardian sadly passed away, and we’re looking for a fur-ever home for this paws-itively sweet senior cat! Currently in good health, Janeau had thyroid removal surgery about a year and a…

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National Preparedness Month 2021

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September is National Preparedness Month! PAWS NY encourages you to take time to make emergency plans for you and your family, including your pets. Last week, PAWS NY participated in the NYC Office of Emergency Management‘s Protecting One Another: Pets and Service Animal Preparedness Fair in Union Square. Other local animal welfare organizations participated as well,…

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Drink Up this Advice for Pet Hydration Month

In honor of Pet Hydration Month, we wanted to share some tips and advice for keeping your pet(s) happy and healthy. Did you know that your pet’s body is made up of almost 80% water?! First and foremost, make sure to have fresh, clean water available for your pet(s) at all times. Keep an eye…

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