Foster Care allows PAWS to provide external care for animals in need. If you have a loving, caring home to provide temporary help for such a dog or cat, we need you! PAWS provides the Foster Caregiver with veterinarian care, food and medications until such time as the dog or cat can be adopted out to a permanent home.
Here's a dog who decided to take a selfie so that we could all see how cute he is!!
This sweet Labrador walked the streets of Quepos for 3 days, lost and in search of his owner, all the while dragging his long chain. A good sumaritan was kind enough to bring him to Casa Verde. He stayed the next few days with Bob until we took him to the Feria last Saturday and fortunately was recognized by his owner. He was so worried that he would get caught by his chain, but thankfully only got caught by us... REUNITED!
The found Lab and his happy owner
The photo below is from our PAWS Spay and Neuter Clinic held Sunday, August 26th, 2012 at the office of Dr. Martinez in Quepos. We "fixed" 14 dogs and 3 cats during the day! Thanks to all the volunteers who made the day so successful.
A young volunteer watching over the pups after their surgery.
PAWS has had a busy year! After our very successful fundraiser last April, we were able to purchase our trailer for mobile spay & neuter clinics.
Dr. and Mrs. Martinez at the Matapalo castration clinic.
The debut of the Mobile Unit was in the Independence Day parade in September. We were proud to be invited to participate in the event and look forward to being there again this year. Our first “on the road” clinic with the trailer was held in Matapalo – and even with a huge rainstorm it was a big success.
PAWS continues to hold low cost spay/neuter clinics every 6 weeks . We are lucky enough to be able to have these in Dr. Martinez office. Dr. Martinez and Dr. Cordoba of El Colono are our official PAWS veterinarians. We can’t thank them enough for all they do to help the animals of Aguirre Canton.
We average 40 animals at every clinic with many more done throughout the month between clinics. In the past year we have easily castrated another 200 animals. We are seeing a definite improvement in the care of animals as pets and the idea that neutering is so very important for the control of unwanted animals.
Our Battle of the Bands “FUN” raiser showed great community support and was enjoyed by all– we hope you didn’t miss the music event of the year with twenty local musicians and even some from San Jose and the U.S., participating in this outstanding event. We were able to add to our much needed operating funds.
We have been working with the El Ministerio de Salud and SENASA (Costa Rica Animal Protection) to be allowed to open our Albergue (orphanage) Casa Verde, where we now house animals waiting for adoption or those recovering from abuse or illness. Our Albergue is the first for Costa Rica!
PAWS tent sets up at the feria each Saturday from 8 til Noon which provides ongoing communication and support to the community. We have animals available for adoption, T-shirts and pet items for sale. The booth is manned by our volunteers as are our clinics. We can always use new volunteers and welcome all help, large and small.
This year brought to PAWS a giant accomplishment as we achieved Non-Profit status in the US and Costa Rica. We are looking forward to the year ahead and would like to thank the community for its continuing support to help the animals of Aguirre Canton!!!