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P.A.W.S Animal Shelter Dealing with Multiple Emergencies

 

September 7, 2022

There was a litter of 6 pups in an old broken down shed, they were roughly 6 weeks old at the time. Fleas covered them from head to toe. Junior volunteers, Brianna Zumbrun and Saraya Jones gave them flea baths when we got back to the shelter the first night. The bath water was dark red from the blood coming off them.

The P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter in Chinook successfully managed to get through August after having several emergencies dumped on their doorstep. The Shelter still has a ton of needs and a lot of work to do, but they have survived the initial storm and with the help of the community, hope to complete their most trying mission to date. "August of 2022 was a showstopper for sure. Intakes in August of 2021 totaled 6, August of 2022 totaled 43" stated Alissa Hewitt, President of the shelter. "The shelter was not built for numbers like these. So, the fact that we don't have a lot of shade in the run...



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