Help Prairie Paws in a TIME OF CRISIS

Dear Friends of Prairie Paws,

It doesn't seem possible but it has been 3 years since we moved into our beautiful new facility. As you may know, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous benefactor, Bea Martin Peck Animal Shelter moved and became Prairie Paws Animal Shelter in 2010. Our new shelter, which is the only animal shelter in our area, has allowed us to greatly improve the quality of care for lost and abandoned pets, increasing the number of animals we take in by approximately 70%. Last year, we are proud to say we placed 1,471 pets into forever homes and/or various rescues!

Our exciting new facility, while a blessing, has caused growing pains that have brought us to a time of crisis now. The larger, better equipped, and healthier facility brings with it a much higher level of expenses. With our spacious building, we are able to house so many more animals which in turn means more staff to be employed, more food to be fed, increased medical expenses, greater utility costs, etc. Prairie Paws Animal Shelter is a not-for-profit organization so we constantly rely on charitable donations. Unfortunately, despite all the positive aspects of the new shelter we find ourselves 3 years later in a time of extreme crisis.

We desperately need YOUR help. For the past few months, we have kept our doors open only by taking the drastic action of drawing from a Line of Credit set up by a local bank. While our staff has done a great job at controlling costs, income has not kept pace with our growth. Without borrowing from our Line of Credit, we would already have had to stop accepting lost and abandoned pets, greatly reduce our staff, and the worst case scenario, close our doors!

Many of you have been so kind and thoughtful, giving of both your time and your money. We are asking for you to again open your hearts and help support this amazing shelter that has served Franklin County and the surrounding counties since 1947.


PLEASE HELP US WITH THIS URGENT NEED TODAY!!! Cash contributions, whether a little or a lot, are desperately needed. Please give what you can, and share this message with your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.

Select any level of donation listed OR you can choose the amount you wish to contribute. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support to Prairie Paws Animal Shelter!

We sincerely appreciate your help,

The Board of Directors and Management Staff
Prairie Paws Animal Shelter

For more information please call us - [phone redacted] 3173 Hwy 68 Ottawa, KS 66067


Blix (the 5 month old puppy in the main photo) looks fabulous and is up for adoption at Prairie Paws!
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Sarah Smith 
Ottawa, KS
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