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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. :)


Stray and abandoned animals are in grave danger right now with the sub-zero temperatures and snow. On February 20, 2015, the Wrentham Animal Control Officer rescued a kitten from the parking lot at King Phillip High School. The kitten was in shock, her temperature didn't even register and she weighed only 2 pounds. Countryside Veterinary Clinic in Wrentham spent the last 24 hours keeping her alive and getting her stable. The kitten is now in the care of Paws of Plainville. We will love her, feed her, keep her warm and get her further medical care if needed. Special thanks to Dr. Carrigan on Countryside for helping us!

UPDATE: Brigid, the kitten found in the cold, continues to thrive! She began showing an interest in playing, so we gave her some toys. In just two weeks, she has blossomed into the kitten she has every right to be. Thank you again Countryside Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Carrigan for your continued care for little Brigid. And thank you to the donors who brought in kitten food especially for Brigid!

Please make an emergency donation to the Shelter today and help us rescue homeless pets who are struggling to survive the sub-zero temperatures.

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 $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.