PAWS NY will celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week next month (April 18-24), so as we ramp up to that celebration, we wanted to highlight some of our awesome volunteers with a Volunteer Spotlight. First up is Joanna, a long-time volunteer who will celebrate her 10th anniversary as a volunteer this year!  “Finding something that you’re passionate…

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Get to know Suchita, who has been a volunteer with PAWS NY since July 2019. A major animal lover, Suchita has fostered several dogs through PAWS, in addition to her work through the Housecall Program, and she adopted her own pup, Sasha, last year. She even has a tattoo of paw-prints on her wrist! Originally…

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It’s time for another Volunteer Spotlight, and this time we want to recognize Amy, who has been a volunteer since early 2019. Overall, our volunteers help our clients with day-to-day pet care and some sign up for longer-term foster care. Amy, a superstar volunteer, has done both! Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Amy grew up on…

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Six months after the initial shutdowns in New York City, the COVID-19 pandemic is still making an impact on our city and organization. PAWS NY CLIENTS AND PROGRAMS The PAWS NY leadership and Board of Directors are discussing how we can resume our Housecall Program, which was suspended in March. We’re working on safety protocols…

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It’s time for another Volunteer Spotlight! A huge shoutout to Simone, who has been volunteering with PAWS NY since 2015! A longtime supporter, Simone grew up with dogs and is thrilled to volunteer with John and his Whippet Tucker.  “Having seen the companionship, comfort, and joy that my mother’s dog brought her as she got…

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It’s been four months since the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City. PAWS NY has been working tirelessly to provide for our clients and pets, continue operations, and fundraise for the organization. While our Housecall Program is suspended for the time being, there is still plenty to do. Scroll down to read a…

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With New York City’s stay-at-home orders, PAWS NY continues to connect with potential volunteers via virtual trainings. NEW YORK, May 21, 2020 – Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) NY is offering Virtual Volunteer Orientations via Google Meet, allowing interested individuals to learn more about the organization and participate as a volunteer in the future. Upcoming Virtual Volunteer…

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Wrap up Volunteer Appreciation Week with this cute story from PAWS NY volunteer Mary. How did you hear about PAWS NY? Why are you passionate about PAWS and our mission of helping people by helping pets? For many years, I had the pleasure of walking Polly, my neighbor’s seeing eye dog. Polly was everything you…

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Get to know Anne, one of PAWS NY’s awesome volunteers, and help us celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week! How did you hear about PAWS NY? I heard about PAWS through my friend Tara, who has been volunteering for several years and is on the board. Her family is very involved with PAWS and she really inspired…

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We’re highlighting awesome PAWS NY volunteers in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week…and next up is Lauren! How did you hear about PAWS NY?  I watched a heartwarming NY1 story about PAWS, their clients, volunteers, and outreach.  Why are you passionate about PAWS and our mission of helping people by helping pets?  I am a passionate…

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