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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. :)


Just days before this young mom and her three, 6 week old kittens were going to be surrendered to Paws of Plainville, we heard from the owner that one of the kittens, Schwab, had sustained a head injury when a board fell on her. Thankfully, one of our volunteers was able to rush to the shelter and meet the owner, who could not afford medical care. Our volunteer was able to get the kitten life-saving medical attention at Franklin Veterinary Clinic and then Tuft Vets. The young kitten needed medicine to reduce the swelling on her brain as well as pain medicine; she also needed to be monitored overnight in the event of a seizure.

Paws was faced with some tough decisions. Schwab’s medical bill quickly passed $700.00, but we were encouraged by her prognosis. Thankfully, Schwab is out of the hospital and recovering. Her mom, Pershing, and two siblings, Fidelity and T.D. are now also in the care of Paws of Plainville. Mom and babies are currently with one of experienced foster moms and will be available for adoption in the future.

WE NEED HELP PAYING FOR SCHWAB'S CARE. If you can make a donation, please go to our website and donate through PAYPAL or send a check to: Paws of Plainville, Inc., P.O. Box 2236, Plainville MA 02762

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.