July PAW This Month!

PAW Dog of the Month: Boots


Boots is a 4 year old, 58 lb., American Foxhound mix that loves to be outside! He has a great nose and loves to explore by smelling new things in new places. He is house trained and leash trained, and is great with other dogs and children. Boots is still a puppy at heart and needs lots of outdoor play time. He also loves toys and inside play with his humans and long naps in his crate (his favorite place). Boots is a great dog and would be a great addition to any family.  

Thank you for helping Boots find his forever home!

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PAW Cat of the Month: Salvador


Salvador is a beautiful snowshoe male with luminous light blue eyes. We don't know much about where Sal came from - he was found as a stray already neutered, so we assume he was someone's pet at one point. He enjoys petting sessions, lap naps, and meows for his foster mom's attention when he sees her in the morning or when she comes home from work. He plays by batting toys around the floor and especially loves a catnip toy like the catnip filled banana. Sal also likes to be with his humans, preferring to be in the same room with them whenever possible and sleeps at the foot of his foster mom's bed.

When Sal arrived at PAW, it was clear that he had a few medical issues. We discovered that his teeth and gums were in bad shape and likely causing him a lot of pain, and as a result, he required a number of extractions. Don't worry, not only is his mouth no longer hurting him, he's still eating his preferred food - dry kibble - without any issues. We also discovered that Sal has food allergies that manifest with itchy spots on his skin. He is eating a RX hydrogenized protein diet and his skin has cleared up well.

We also realized that he has diminished eyesight in one or both eyes. It's clear that he can see well enough to get around fine, but he's not going to make the incredible leaps onto high surfaces and he sometimes has a hard time seeing that a surface is unstable. His foster mom always leaves the light on for him at night so that he doesn't have any trouble finding the litterbox.

Sal was originally very anxious when he arrived at his foster mom's house, but after a few months, has settled right in. He is a good traveler, going to the weekend house with his foster mom nearly every week without fuss or anxiety, and does well in the new environment when he arrives.

Sal does sometimes get annoyed and will let you know he's had enough by swatting with his paws or growling. For this reason, we recommend Sal be in a home without small children. Sal is getting along with the other cats and dog in the home, but he would probably prefer to be an only cat.

Salvador is neutered, up to date on his vaccinations and is microchipped. He has tested positive for FIV, but is negative for FElv.

FIV+ status does not mean that Sal will not live a normal lifespan. Good resources for learning about FIV in cats can be found here: https://vbspca.com/what-you-should-know-when-adopting-an-fiv-positive-cat/

If you would like to meet Salvador via a Facetime or Zoom video call and learn more about him, please complete the application here: www.paw-rescue.org/adopt and we will be in touch.

If you have any other questions, please contact Heather at cat-coordinator@paw-rescue.org.

Thank you for helping Salvador find his forever home!

Submit Application for Salvador!

Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities!

How Maryland and Federal Employees Can Help PAW

Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC): is a workplace charitable giving program that offers State Employees and eligible Retirees the opportunity to contribute to charities using the convenience of payroll deduction. Currently, more than 800 charities participate in the campaign, including PAW.  If you are a MD State employee or eligible retiree and would like to donate to PAW through the MCC, please go to:  https://mcc.maryland.gov/. Thank you!

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): About 85% of PAW expenses this year will be for veterinary care and boarding for our rescue animals. Our funding is entirely dependent on individual bequests, donations at fundraising events, the website, and the Combined Federal Campaign. CFC is the workplace charitable donation vehicle for active and retired federal employees and contractors, and represents more than 22,000 charities. We receive about 20% of our income through CFC, a 50% decline over recent years. Donations to all CFC charities are down and this year's fundraising atmosphere will be particularly challenging. If we are to continue to rescue, heal, and place animals at our current pace, we need to raise significantly more CFC funds. If you are an active or retired federal employee and would like to donate through CFC, please be sure to speak with your agency CFC coordinator. You can also ask your CFC coordinator to get us an invitation to their charity fair!  CFC events occur primarily between early October and mid-November on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you are interested in helping at one of the fairs, please contact Sanjeeta at psanjeeta@gmail.com. You do not need to be a federal employee or retiree to help at the fairs. We really appreciate your help! 

Donate Your Birthday!

Do you have a birthday coming up? As you may know, Facebook allows you to campaign for the nonprofit of your choice for your birthday. We'd love it if you would campaign for PAW! Need help getting started? Click the button below for step-by-step directions. Thank you for your generosity, and Happy Birthday!

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Disaster Preparedness

From our friends at the ASPCA....

Help protect pets by spreading the word about disaster preparedness. Download and share the ASPCA's disaster prep checklist.

Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe, so the best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared. Here are simple steps you can follow now to make sure you’re ready before the next disaster strikes:

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