Paws Place Animal Sanctuary FAQ
How is a sanctuary different from a shelter?
Unlike a shelter, which provides a temporary holding facility for animals waiting for adoption, a sanctuary, such as Paws Place, is a permanent home for animals whose age or health precludes adoption.
Who provides the pet care at Paws Place?
Staff members with over 30 years of experience in animal rescue and pet health care provide quality care for our special animals. We have an established working relationship with a full-service veterinary hospital.
Thus far, our members have rescued and cared for more than 400 homeless, aged, and ill cats. We plan to train and supervise additional staff as our organization grows.
Where is Paws Place?
We are currently utilizing foster homes. However, we are looking for land to build a permanent facility. Paws Place is incorporated as a non-profit organization, and we are hopeful our tax-exempt status will encourage additional donations, including facilities, to allow us to provide care for the ever-growing number of special needs pets.
Can I get help with my sick pet now?
Yes. While Paws Place is not a substitute for proper veterinary care, we are able to provide volunteer pet care assistance on an individual basis. Any donation proceeds from our services go to support the mission of Paws Place and our dedication to service and education.
If I am unable to care for my pet, how can Paws Place help?
We can provide education and emotional support for owners in hopes of keeping the pet comfortable at home. If such time comes when home care is no longer possible, however, Paws Place can provide a safe, secure haven for your special needs pet.
What animals are helped at Paws Place?
Since space at Paws Place is limited, we are currently focusing on assisting cats and dogs and their owners. However, one of our goals is to expand to other animals, including horses, as facilities become available.