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22 Reasons We Do What We Do

22 Reasons We Do What We Do

Pick a name – any name – from this list: Deckard, Bane, Spring, Mari, Nova, Carwash, Kramer, Scotch, Mason, Chase, Bran, Izzy, Narcissa, Remy, Choco, Cheri, Spot, Bear, Rocky, RJ, Koda, Cookie. Pick a rescue – Pauls Valley, Oklahoma Alliance for Animals, Sapulpa Furry...

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Bonded Sisters

Bonded Sisters

Hi, we’re Eartha and Ellen. People tell us we were part of a litter dumped under a culvert. We felt really, really bad and it was discovered we had parvo. Only Eartha and I survived. We were cared for by Lake Area Pets and like all siblings, wanted to stay together....

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Skin In The Game – It Works

Skin In The Game – It Works

Skin in the game applies to so many different facets of our lives. When you invest time, money, or talent to a project it has greater significance to you. This has been proven with our Pet Over Population (POP) grant. Habitat for Humanity uses sweat equity; The...

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Since 2014-15, We’ve Come a Long Long Way at PAAS

Since 2014-15, We’ve Come a Long Long Way at PAAS

PAAS broke ground February 27, 2014. We opened April 17, 2015. So much has happened since then. Here are some 2017 Figures to put it in perspective: Vinita pound rescues = 154 Owner/Surrender = 70 Family pets “fixed” = 406 Feral Cats “fixed” = 50 Families helped = 210...

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Where We Are Today – It Is Not Where We Started

Where We Are Today – It Is Not Where We Started

We broke ground for PAAS in February 2014. I do remember looking at the plans, the site and feeling somewhat overwhelmed at the challenges we would probably face moving forward. Fortunately, I couldn’t see into the future. We officially opened in April 2015 and...

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Making Connections

Making Connections

Usually, the blog is about animal rescue. This week it’s about making connections. It’s how PAAS came to have a partnership with Dumb Friends League in Colorado. A long time ago, I attended The Pacific Institute (www.thepacificinstitute.com). By the time I left...

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Forgiveness is a Key Ingredient in Rescue

Forgiveness is a Key Ingredient in Rescue

Last week I saw too many comments on why the Eagles shouldn’t be in the Super Bowl because of Michael Vick. He’s not part of the NFL and the 2018 team should not be held accountable for the actions of someone who is no longer a player. The more difficult subject –...

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Building A Team – Challenging and Rewarding

Building A Team – Challenging and Rewarding

In 2015, one month before we broke ground, Rhonda joined PAAS as our veterinary technician and our journey to building a team in animal rescue had begun. For the next 4 months, we worked out of an office on Wilson while they were finalizing construction. In April, we...

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The Heart of a Rescuer – Vicki’s Story

The Heart of a Rescuer – Vicki’s Story

I am so happy and my heart is full. My sweet foster, Charlie, is now with my wonderful, dear friend in Minnesota. This little dog has been through unimaginable suffering and pain in his short life. He was picked up in Vinita by the animal control officer, Amy. She...

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Country Pets Training Classes Coming Up

Country Pets Training Classes Coming Up

Our friends at Country Pets Bed and Breakfast have their next set of training classes set up, starting in February of 2018. Here are the details, straight from their FB page: Our next set of 8 week classes will start on Tuesday February 6th. Basic 1 @ 6 pm Basic 2...

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