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FOUND CAT

This scared kitty was turned into the Paws of Plainville Animal Shelter on August 28th after being found on Berry Street in Plainville near the Park Terrace Swim Club. If you recognize him, please call (508) 695-4707 (leave a message if need be!).



Spring has long been over, but kitten season is still in full bloom at Paws!

We have babies of all ages and colors, with more arriving soon.


Born July 23, 2014


Cadence

Thank you to all who serve and whom have served our great country. We have several veterans on our volunteer staff, and we love and appreciate you all. Paws of Plainville is honoring those who proudly serve by naming our youngest litter, military terms. Cadence and her kids: Colors, Gunny, Reveille and Taps.


Mulan

Mulan was trapped in a junkyard. Because Paws of Plainville has such a wonderful trapping and evaluation protocol, it was determined this lady was not only friendly, but pregnant. Mulan was swiftly moved to a foster home. This past Thursday night (August 14th), her labor began and with the assistance of our the wonderful volunteers and veterinary help, Mulan gave birth to one baby naturally and two via c-section. We are so grateful that our shelter system is so caring and efficient and shudder to think of what may have happened to our Mulan had she had such a difficult labor outside, alone. We are asking for all of your prayers and positive thoughts during the next few weeks as this feline family takes its delicate new steps into our world.


Born August 14, 2014

08/22/2014 UPDATE: Mulan and her family thank you all for you prayers and positive thoughts. It has been a trying week, and we are not out of the clear just yet. Please continue to keep Mulan and her kids in your hearts and minds. Her kids are now a week old and they all weigh 6 ounces each!

08/28/2014 UPDATE: Mulan and her kids had their two week check-up at the vet today. All are doing well, so far so good, so cute. Please continue to send all of your prayers, well wishes and positive energy......it's working!


WATCH US GROW!

In addition to helping homeless and abandoned cats, Paws of Plainville, Inc. also helps pet owners who may be overwhelmed with caring for too many animals. We work with pet owners to establish a plan that keeps pets healthy and safe, and makes pet ownership manageable for those who feel overwhelmed.

Most recently, a pet owner asked for help from Paws when her two female cats became pregnant. The owner loves her cats and wants to keep them but felt that two litters (a total of 9 kittens) were too much to manage, so she turned to us. Paws of Plainville designed a plan to place the two mother cats in foster homes until the kittens are old enough to be weaned. At that point, the mother cats will be spayed and then they will return to their owner. When the nine beautiful kittens are old enough, they will be adopted out through Paws of Plainville to new forever homes.

You can follow the development of both litters in the Watch Us Grow section of this website and our Facebook page.

WEEK 1: Newborns can spend 8 hours of each day nursing. Each session lasting up to 45 minutes.

WEEK 2: The eyes begin to open at 8 days and are fully open by 14 days. The ear canals begin to open at 5-8 days.

WEEK 3: Eyes and ear canals are completely open. Teeth have begun to erupt. Crawling begins by 21 days old.



WEEK 4: Kittens are crawling and standing. At week four they begin to follow each other and play. Kittens can eliminate on their own beginning at week 4 (they need mom's help before that).



Adoption of Bonneville, Harley and Triumph is pending

WEEK 5: Kittens begin to use the litter box on their own.


WEEK 6:


ZOEY'S GIFT

Our shelter friend Zoey recently celebrated her birthday. Her gift request? She asked that all her friends and family donate items or funds to help all the kitties at Paws of Plainville, Inc. What a great gesture! Zoey came to the shelter to deliver all of the presents to the cats. She brought so many toys, food and treats…it was amazing!! The kitties truly thank you Zoey.

We hope you had a wonderful time at the shelter. Please come back and visit anytime. All of us at the shelter, including the kitties, congratulate you on your birthday!!!


Donations Are Always Appreciated

Items from our wishlist are always needed and donating is now even easier. We have donation bins for dropping off donated goods at the Plainville Stop & Shop and now at The Village Groomer, 2245 Providence Highway, Walpole (moved from its former location at the Chickadee Seed & Feed on Route 1 in Walpole).

We also have an online wishlist registry at Amazon that enables you to order items online and have them shipped directly to us.

We are currently in particular need of Purina kitten chow and Fancy Feast wet kitten food.



KITTIES SEEKING ADOPTION
The love bundles pictured below are looking to join your family.
(Click on any picture below to go to a page with additional photos and each cat's story.)
If you are interested in meeting any of the cats waiting for a home, please call (508) 695-4707
(leave a message if need be!).




Chips
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Linen
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Metals
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Mindy
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Pretzel
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Pringle
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Triscuit
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Ritz
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OUR LIST OF ADOPTABLES AS SHOWN ON ADOPT-A-PET.COM:

Up-Coming Fundraisers

HELP CATS, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Rather than having can/bottle drives, Paws of Plainville has set up an account with the Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA) Recycling Center at 1 George Street # 4/5, Plainville, MA 02762, (508) 695-1889. You can go in and turn in your cans and bottles at your convenience and ask that the money be put towards the Paws account.

With one act, your recycling will help the environment, you will be helping to provide meaningful work and wages to individuals with disabilities and you will be providing funds that will help us continue to feed and care for cats in need.



We depend on independent contributions from people like you so please consider helping us by making a donation through PayPal. Click the "Donate" button below to proceed.

Any amount helps and the animals are extremely grateful. If you would prefer not to use PayPal:

MAIL YOUR DONATIONS TO:
Paws of Plainville, Inc.
P.O. Box 2236
Plainville MA 02762

All donors will be acknowledged.

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Adopt-a-Pet.

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Click on this logo to see our cats at
Petfinder.

Adopting From Us
  • Our adoption fee for a kitten under 6 months of age is $140 for the first one and $120 for the second one. For cats 6 months and over is $125 for the first cat and $100 for the second one.
  • You must provide proof that you have spayed or neutered the adopted animal pursuant to the terms of the adoption contract (for animals that are not already spayed or neutered). If the shelter is unable to spay or neuter the animal prior to adoption (in cases of kittens who are too young at the time of adoption), the shelter charges a State-mandated $40 spay/neuter deposit be paid at the time of adoption, which is refundable upon receipt upon proof of the spay/neuter. The shelter can provide referrals for low cost spay/neuter clinics. Ask your adoption counselor for more information.
  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • If you rent where you are living, you must have a copy of your lease or written permission from your landlord stating that you have permission to have a cat living on the premises. If you live with your parents or other relatives that are the property owner then you need written permission from them or they need to sign the adoption contract. Having this paperwork with you while filling out the adoption application can greatly reduce the processing time.
  • You must complete both sides of the adoption form and answer all questions.  Our adoption counselors will evaluate the information on the form and will speak with you about your responses.  Please be patient this process may take several days.
  • All adoptions must be approved by at least two of our adoption counselors.
  • Adoptions are done on Saturday mornings and all required adoption fees must be paid in full at the time of adoption.
  • We will provide all medical information that is known about the animal. You become responsible for any veterinarian bills once the animal has been adopted.
  • If for any reason, you cannot keep the adopted animal, you must return the animal to the Paws of Plainville Animal Shelter.
Adoption Comments
  • Applicants are not able to take the animals home immediately.
  • Adoptions counselors need to evaluate the application and make sure it is a good fit with the needs and temperament of the animal in question.
  • It typically takes several days to process an adoption application. 
  • Please be patient; we want the best for both the humans and the animal.