The Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS – pronounced “paws”) today announced they received a grant from the ASPCA through their Subaru Share The Love/ASPCA Rescue Ride Program for the transporting of dogs out-of- state that are not adopted locally.

ASPCA grant

“Soon after we opened in April, 2015, we realized we had a problem,” said Kay Stout, Executive Director of PAAS. “Our area has more dogs needing homes than we have homes available for adoption. To solve this problem we have been partnering with shelters in other states – so far Denver and Boulder, CO and Cheyenne, WY – who have a need for dogs to meet their local demand.

This generous grant from the ASPCA and Subaru will be invaluable in helping us transport the dogs, covering fuel, an experienced driver, and other related expenses. The transport program is a real win-win situation for us, where our local dogs who are unwanted in our area find happy homes elsewhere. We are grateful to the ASPCA and Subaru to have this wonderful grant opportunity to support this essential aspect of our ongoing shelter programs.”

PAAS is a non-profit animal shelter dedicated to saving homeless, unwanted dogs and cats in northeastern Oklahoma.

When animals are brought into the shelter, by Animal Control, concerned citizens, or people surrendering their pets, they are spayed or neutered, dogs are microchipped, and they are made available for adoption at the shelter and at numerous outreach adoption events in the community, going as far as PetSmart Stores in Tulsa and Broken Arrow.

The shelter is a major presence on social media to inform the public about animals available for adoption and to educate people about the importance of controlling the animal over-population problem through spaying or neutering their pets.

Dogs which are not adopted locally are transported out of state to shelters where there is a demand for them.

The shelter receives no government funds and is supported through donations from the public and grants.

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