You may have seen the story on the local news about the little shelter that could.
Founded by pound volunteers, PAWS - Pound Animals Worth Saving - has been rescuing Valley animals. Since 2012, they've saved more than 7000 pets from euthanasia and helped them find loving, fur-ever homes.
The shelter runs on the thinnest of margins and relies heavily on volunteers. Unfortunately, donations and adoption fees have not been enough to cover the expenses involved in maintaining the shelter.
Funds will be used to cover operating expenses and ensure the survival of the shelter.
My daughters and I volunteer for the shelter, and I've seen how hard everyone there works and how passionate they are about saving animals. We've fostered multiple dogs and have adopted others, so I've seen the entire process first hand. Helping this organization has been hugely gratifying, and I want to see them not only survive, but succeed and flourish, as well. I am volunteering with them now to help them redo their website and launch a social media campaign.
Funds are needed urgently and will be sent directly to the shelter.
If you help, you will not only be saving the shelter but the thousands of abandoned pets who might never receive a second chance at life without their help.
Updates will be posted as they become available. Please share this campaign to help spread the message.
Volunteers are always needed and appreciated for everything from fundraising to cleaning cages to cuddling cuties. Visit the shelter's new website for more information.
They are in the middle of rebranding, so you may see "P.A.W.S. Fur the Cause - Pound Animals Worth Saving", and "Desert Tails Shelter" used interchangeably during the transition. Numerous television appearances are scheduled that should help alleviate any concerns regarding this matter, but please let us know if you have any questions.
The video below is a student film project that was shot at the facility, so you can see what the shelter looks like and get an idea of what it means to connect with a new, four-legged best friend.
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