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The Good, The Bad and the Oh My Goodness

The Good, The Bad and the Oh My Goodness

My friends and colleagues will confirm I love what Facebook can do to help all of us in rescue. It also helps people find lost relatives and friends; someone to do a specific job; and keeps us connected in a wonderful way. That’s the good. Sometimes, however, it seems...

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PAAS 2017 – Our Year By The Numbers

PAAS 2017 – Our Year By The Numbers

It’s been an amazing year at PAAS. We’ve saved more lives than we could have ever imagined; we able to help people keep their pets in their homes; we’ve been recognized by organizations and our peers for the good work we’ve accomplished. Recognition: “Making a...

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Bah Humbug – Or Merry Christmas!

Bah Humbug – Or Merry Christmas!

It’s the time of year when most of us who rescue animals struggle to get to Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays - - let alone Happy New Year. We say lots of Bah Humbug – plus a few choice phrases and words that won’t make it with the editor. Everyone is stressed – so are...

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Happy Holidays Mia Sue

Happy Holidays Mia Sue

Last week it was Charlie that hit the jackpot and now lives with Vicki, a very special person at PAAS. This week, say “Hi” to Mia Sue - - the cutie on the left. No one knows her back story, but here is what we do know. She was found by a dumpster in Vinita. Usually,...

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Going The Extra Mile

Going The Extra Mile

One of the hardest challenges we face is “we can’t save them all”.  We understand this intellectually and from a realistic point of view. Every so often, though, we find ourselves stopping everything to save “one”.  This time is was Charlie and it took the PAAS...

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The Holidays

The Holidays

When you make out your Christmas list for family and friends -- please do a lot of soul searching if a “pet” is on the list for a family member or loved one. If they haven’t specifically asked for a pet – many times over -- and you know they truly want the...

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Recognition From Your Peers

Recognition From Your Peers

Athlete’s recognition usually involves a title (team sport) and/or a trophy that acknowledges a significant accomplishment. In the world of rescue, it is acknowledgement by your peers for the work done by your organization.  The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals (OAA) Fur...

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Looking Back and Moving Forward

Looking Back and Moving Forward

Two years ago PAAS had just begun to transport dogs (and a few cats) out-of- state. It was a difficult time of transition. PAAS had been conceived as a local rescue that would adopt dogs and cats locally. But the reality did not match the dream. It wasn’t an easy...

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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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