Paw’s Place Animal
A Safe Haven For Cats and Dogs
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Paw’s Place is a no-kill, non-profit animal rescue. The shelter,
located about 5 miles east of Route 87 on Boiling Spring Rd. in
Boiling Spring Lakes, was founded in 1999 by Nancy
Janovetz. Nancy organized the shelter due to her desire to reduce
the number of animals that are euthanized annually in Brunswick
County. You will find Nancy and her team of volunteers faithfully
and tirelessly working at the shelter 365 days a year.
The shelter takes in and cares
for lost, abandoned and injured cats and dogs. There can be as many
as 80 dogs and 30 cats at the shelter at any one time. Hopefully,
each cat and dog that is rescued will find a nice family to love and
care for them forever. However, if they are never adopted, they will
have a home at Paw’s Place for the rest of their lives.
The mission of the shelter is
LIFE, and they pursue it four ways. First, they save pets - the
abandoned, the abused and the neglected. Second, they nurse them
back to health. All of the cats and dogs at the shelter receive
routine vaccinations and medical care. Third, they
sanctuary for those who are unable to be adopted. And lastly, they
find loving homes for the all of the cats and dogs, no matter how
long it takes.
If you have never visited an
animal shelter, you may think that all animals in shelters are
“wild” and unadoptable. That is not true. Although all of the
animals at the shelter were abused or neglected in some way or another, there are many cats and dogs that are very outgoing and want
desperately to be loved. A few of the cats and dogs are “shy” but
just need a little extra time to warm up to new faces. All of the
animals at the shelter enjoy visitors, so come on out and take a
look - I bet you will find a cat or dog you just can’t resist!
Wondering how you can help?
There are many ways you can help the shelter. If you have the desire
for a new pet, please come out to Paw’s Place and see if you can
find a new furry friend to adopt. If you do not have the room for a
cat or dog, please consider becoming a volunteer at Paw’s Place.
Volunteers are needed to help with cleaning kennels, feeding,
walking and socializing with the cats and dogs. Even if you only
have one hour a week to spare, the friends at Paw’s Place will be
glad to have you. Cash donations are the heart of the shelter and
are needed for the spay/neuter program, food, supplies,
vaccinations, medications, vet bills, etc. and are tax deductible.
Next time you shop online, visit the online Paw’s Place Store – they
receive a commission on any purchases you make when you link from
their website. You can also donate Lowe’s Food Greenpoints to the
shelter. If you shop at Food Lion, you can arrange for them to make
a donation each time you shop with your MVP card (which will not
affect your discounts). You can also support the “phones for bones”
program by dropping off your old cell phones at Paw’s Place. If you
currently have a cat or dog and use Purina dog food, you can clip
the weight circles off the food packages and mail them to: Paw’s
Place, 3701 Boiling Spring Rd., Winnabow, NC 28479. You can also
view the “Wish List” on Paw’s Place’s website for a list of needed
supplies and make a product donation.
The dog kennels at Paw’s Place
are open daily from 9:00am to Noon and the cattery is open daily
from 10:00am – Noon. The fee to adopt a dog is $125 and the fee to
adopt a cat is $55. 100% of the adoption fees are spent on care for
the animals in the shelter.
All animals need to a chance
at life and to be loved. Whether you come out to adopt, donate your
time, bring supplies or make a cash donation, the friends at Paw’s
Place would love to have you join them in their quest to provide
every cat and dogs with a loving home.
of Paws Place:
Come see our
They are not scary
There is no reason to be wary
They jump and kiss and love us all
So please can’t you come out and call?
Paw’s Place Website
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