It doesn’t even matter if they are purebred or pregnant, healthy or sick, old or newborn, their fate is the same. They all become VICTIM TO THE NEEDLE OF EUTHANIZATION, a needle that does not discriminate. These innocent victims have no voice to ask for life. Purrs and Paws is that voice. We are a NO KILL shelter that rescues these stray, lost and abandoned animals from being put to death. Purrs and Paws nurses them back to good health so that they can be adopted in the future… OUR mission is this simple, Purrs and Paws is the voice that makes a difference in the lives of animals by going OUT in the community and saving them from death.
Dear Family & Friends,
Meet Cruiser. He came to Purrs & Paws as a beautiful kitten that was born with heart defects. He has
4 different things wrong with his heart that makes him turn blue and go into seizures. We have to give
him special heart medicine twice a day for the rest of his life. The vet cardiologist gave him only a year
to live. He gently suggested that an overstretched group like Purrs & Paws should not take on a
problem like this. The humane thing would be to let him go. He was not meant to be. But, Cruiser was
already here and in our hands and hearts EE a tiny black and white tuxedo kitten with alert, shining eyes
and lovely, white whiskers and little white boxing paws. He was full of life! We believe cats with any
kind of disability deserve a good life.
Cruiser is now 4 years old. He is fearless and fast; a loving boy who has adopted all of the kittens as
his own; always purring and talking to us in his own special way; and defying all of the odds that he was
given in life. He is our very special kitty that will always live with us at Purrs & Paws.
Here in New York State stray, lost and abandoned kittens and cats are scheduled to be EUTHANIZED
if they are unclaimed after only Rive days. Purrs & Paws is a rescue shelter that saves and houses these
animals, caring for them until they are adopted by a loving home. All are spayed and neutered, given
shots and worming medicine. Sick kittens and cats are nursed back to health. We never “Put Down”
anyone in order to make room for others. These animals stay with us until they are adopted or they
remain as our shelter cats forever. To date over 5500 cats and kittens have been saved and over 5000
have been adopted to wonderful homes.
Purrs & Paws needs your Financial support because we are probably one of the biggest "No Kill" Cat
Shelters in the U.S. Local, state and federal governments do not allocate any monies to our shelter. We
must rely on the heart felt generosity of individuals like you to keep our mission alive. Please help us
care for a kitten or cat in need. If you have a well loved pet, think of all the homeless cats who long to
have the same good fortune.
Please give to our furry friends who give so much back to us.
With Grateful Appreciation,
Jeanne Polunci, Executive Director
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