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Collaboration Works – I’ve seen it in Action

Collaboration Works – I’ve seen it in Action

Saturday was the Back to School Bash for Vinita Public Schools. It was PAAS first time to participate and we’re so glad we said “yes” when asked. First, Shannon Baker and her crew were outstanding giving us advice, picking up some of our donations for the backpacks....

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Facebook To The Rescue

Facebook To The Rescue

The original goal for Facebook was to connect students on a college campus. Today, Facebook plays a key role in saving the lives of thousands of homeless dogs and cats – one post at a time. If you’re looking for a specific type of pet – go to Facebook and type in a...

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Making a Difference – One Chip at a Time

Making a Difference – One Chip at a Time

Saturday July 29th, we held a microchip clinic at the PAAS Shelter in Vinita from 8 am to noon. Thankfully, the weather was perfect (for July). It was heart-warming to pull up to the shelter a little after 7:00 and see four vehicles parked – with their pets – waiting...

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Registered – Looks Like – Not Sure

Registered – Looks Like – Not Sure

The phone rings – you answer it - - and the person on the other end of the line is looking for a (fill in the blank) poodle, shih tzu, heeler, cocker spaniel, yorkie, lab, GSD (German Shepherd Dog), GD (Great Dane), etc. etc. etc. For shelters and rescues, 75% of the...

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PAAS – What We Are and What We Are Not

PAAS – What We Are and What We Are Not

Let's go ahead and start with the not...What We’re Not It’s hard for people to understand, when they look at the PAAS building that we can’t say “yes” and help every dumped/abandoned/no longer wanted dog/puppy or cat/kitten. In a perfect world, we could say “yes” - -...

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Saving Ella Mae

If you follow PAAS Vinita on Facebook, you will see a “happy” post from Vicki regarding Ella Mae’s adoption…..you will have to scroll back several days – but worth the effort. As I looked through all the comments, I had to chuckle at some of them, smile at most of...

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Trust In Animal Rescue – I’ve Got Your Six

Trust In Animal Rescue – I’ve Got Your Six

Whatever word you use to describe it – success comes from knowing someone has your back (I’ve got your Six), your team trusts you (and you trust them) and/or you believe in the cause and those who share that belief. And without trust in animal rescue, you will always...

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Perks of the Job in Rescue

Perks of the Job in Rescue

It really helps when there are “perks” to any job. In the corporate word they can range from front row seats at an NBA game to season tickets to your favorite football/basketball team. In the world of rescue - - the perks are different. Here are two of them for those...

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Rethinking Rural Rescue

Rethinking Rural Rescue

Every time I hear someone in rescue talk about their struggle to build a shelter I want to yell “Don’t build it unless: You have raised enough money via a capital campaign Your local adoptions are at least 30 or more per month, every month. You have committed...

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