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Paws of Plainville Inc. is on site trapping at the house in Plainville involved in the tragic plane crash on Sunday, June 28th. Several pet cats were saved from the burning house but one — Courage — jumped from a window and ran into the woods. Please contact us directly at 508-695-4707 (leave a message if there's no answer) if you see Courage. He is a short haired black and white cat. We hope to report good news but it's important we are called if anyone sees this cat. We also need the area to settle down. The cat is scared and will hide from high activity. Thank you everyone!

Another cat — Theo — was also recently reported missing. Please help get him back to its loving home.

Update: We are so pleased to report that Theo was trapped Sunday night, Sept. 6th!!! It truly is amazing he survived on his own for so long. He looks good and is now in safety. A nearby homeowner spotted him and thanks to the posters placed by the owner, he recognized the stray he had seen was Theo. He then agreed to help trap him and success!!

Ahhh... its so nice to share a happy ending:)

One final note: Theo was being let out on a harness and unfortunately, slipped out of it. Please learn from Theo's story. Just keep your cats indoors or a full enclosure.


Yippee! Elena recently celebrated her 12th birthday and made a very grown up decision to ask her dear friends and family to make donations to Paws of Plainville, Inc. as her present to help the homeless kitties!! We are truly inspired by her dedication to a cause we share. (I think we have a volunteer in the making).

This is a gift that keeps on giving, too. It allows us to provide for more kitties in need. Last year Elena and her family also adopted from us a kitty who keeps the family smiling all year long.

Thank you Elena for your generosity. Wishing you a purrfect year #12. :)

Donations Are Always Appreciated

Items from our wishlist are always needed. We 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.

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!).

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Up-Coming Fundraisers


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:

Paws of Plainville, Inc.
P.O. Box 2236
Plainville MA 02762

All donors will be acknowledged.

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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 $140 for the first cat and $125 for the second one (effective 1 May 2015).
  • 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.