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Astrid – A Beautiful Goddess Today

Astrid – A Beautiful Goddess Today

Astrid means beautiful goddess and yes, the first picture does not say beautiful goddess. Here’s her story:  A kind lady found Astrid. She was too weak to walk and covered with ticks. She contacted one of our partner rescues, 3 Girls Animal Rescue. Thanks to lots of...

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Meet Socks – It’s Why We Transfer

Meet Socks – It’s Why We Transfer

When you walk by kennels in a shelter, it is loud and, for the most part, heart-breaking. Each dog is either wagging their tail, jumping on the door, or cowered in the corner because they’re terrified. All of them want the same thing - - a home - - a place where they...

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Play By The Rules – It Works!

Play By The Rules – It Works!

My son played soccer, baseball and football in high school – three sports – three different sets of rules, coaches, players. When I asked him if he had any trouble changing sports/coaches - - he said “No”. Next question – did he like everyone on each team “No” - - and...

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Fourteen Months – 2000 Saved

Fourteen Months – 2000 Saved

I just completed a survey by the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators. The focus was the “next steps” after we’re on-the- brink of controlling the population of homeless/abandoned dogs and cats. In rural Oklahoma we’re not even close to “on the brink” - - we...

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Annual Ride To The Rescue Poker Run Set For October 7th

Annual Ride To The Rescue Poker Run Set For October 7th

The perfect way to spend October 7th – a Poker Run to benefit PAAS!  This fund raiser helps us financially support the Pet Over Population program for those who live outside the Vinita city limits – but within the surrounding area – including Grand Lake, Miami,...

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Saving Lives – One Snip At A Time

Saving Lives – One Snip At A Time

Thanks to financial support from PetSmart Charities, the Flint Family Foundation and HSUS Pets for Life, we’re able to help pet owners prevent unwanted litters – not only for Vinita with Pets for Life – but the surrounding area as well. This week, it was so brought...

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After A Disaster – In It For The Long Haul

After A Disaster – In It For The Long Haul

I was at another shelter in Norman, Oklahoma when the Moore tornado hit in 2013. These are some of the lessons we learned in the following weeks and months – and – my thoughts on what lies ahead for all of us in rescue. A tornado is devastating, quick and leaves...

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Team Work Makes The Dream Work In Animal Rescue

Team Work Makes The Dream Work In Animal Rescue

Team Work Over the past year we’ve built a network of rescues/shelters as transport partners. 2,200+ dogs (and a few hundred cats) have made the trip to a new home in Colorado. Here’s a few of the dogs who’ve been adopted – usually within 3 – 5 days of arriving at...

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New Sign – New Direction

New Sign – New Direction

When you drive past 628 Wilson – look at the new PAAS sign. It shows our van, PAAS Ride to Rescue, Pets for Life, our phone number and the very important words “Pets for Life Resource Center 918-240- 7950”. Two years ago our mission stated we would save thousands of...

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August 2017 Letter To The Editor

August 2017 Letter To The Editor

Recently at PAAS, we have been hearing that there seems to be a misunderstanding about what PAAS does about stray dogs in and around Vinita. Below is the complete letter recently submitted to the Vinita Daily Journal. Hopefully, this helps people understand our place...

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