In February 2022, P.A.W.S was handed a Section 25 Notice, through the hard work of the P.A.W.S team and the unprecedented support of the community, donors, volunteers and supporters, P.A.W.S continued to use legal recourse to gain an extension on the deadline date of 5th August 2022 for vacant possession. However, the time has come where we must move or face closing permanently. After long legal negotiations the landlord has agreed that P.A.W.S must vacate the current premises by the 31st of July 2023. This is devastating and means P.A.W.S and Susan Curran, Centre Manager, are losing their homes. Without permanent residence P.A.W.S cannot sustainably continue its invaluable work supporting the local community, helping to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cats and dogs, who through no fault of their own require rehoming.
As of March 2023 an offer was accepted on our new home! We still need your help. We are now fundraising to build a future for cats and dogs who need their second chance at happiness. The land we have purchased currently only has a stables and a large container. Planning costs alone cost £4k.
We need to build:
- A cattery that has a quarantine space for cats who are ill or new intakes to be assessed. Each cattery pen will also have a catio so the cats have space to roam and get their sunbathing in.
- A kennel with covered and uncovered outdoor space where the dogs can eat, sleep and socialise. Plus we need an area where we can run assessments and training on our dogs to make sure they go to the right home.
- A reception space that is accessible so potential adopters can chat to volunteers to start their journey to become Rescue PAWrents.
- A staff area that is clean, warm and welcoming so volunteers can relax, eat and enjoy being at PAWS.
We also want to make the future PAWS as sustainable as possible with solar panels and an eco friendly remembrance garden for PAWS pets and past residents to finally be at peace.
We are proud to be a part of so many communities and have saved and rehabilitated animals from Todmorden, Littleborough, Rochdale, Burnley and Halifax!
Please help us Save PAWS by donating and sharing our story with the #BuildPAWSafuture
We know things are really hard at the moment and a lot of us are fighting for survival. Even if you can only donate £1 it would make a huge difference to us and our animals.
Thank you so much love, Sue, the cats, the dogs and everyone at PAWS. Thank you for giving us a second chance at happiness.
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Our Wonderful film maker Rowenna and Crescent the Kitten
Riley The Lurcher puppy who was being given away for free on Facebook. He is in living with Sue until he finds his forever home. He is the best boy
Wilson's family had to make the devastating decision to surrender Wilson after being made homeless. He is now in Foster care awaiting his second chance.
Reggie the Greyhound living a life of luxury in his new home in Scotland. He enjoys short walks in the countryside and long naps on the sofa.
This little girl was found in a Wendy house with her mum and siblings. They now are living happily in their forever homes.
This JCB legend Marley was surrendered to us as a puppy. He now lives in the Calderdale countryside with his mum and dad Katie and Dave spending his days supervising his dad at work as you can see.
Maggie was found in a coal bunker in Rochdale with her 5 kittens. She was only supposed to be at her foster home for 2 weeks but she won over her new family and kitten brother Grumio. She has now been at her forever home for nearly one year!
We love to run lots of community events and these two beauties were winners at one of our Dog Shows during the summer.
- Liv Bellamy-Brown
- Annmarie Baran
- Ella Nicholls
- Nikki Rathbone
- Suzanne Barnes
Fundraising team (2)
Raised £1,892 from 65 donations
PENNINE ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Donations eligible for Gift Aid.
Raised £560 from 15 donations
This team raised £46,109 from 322 other donations.