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Pets For Life – Really

Pets For Life – Really

Trust me – this blog is only for those who have a pet, wish they had a pet or had one at one time and miss having four paws climb in their lap. There are so many wonderful stories about pets and their ability to forgive, to love and to bring joy into your life. And...

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Another Way To Look At It

Another Way To Look At It

I recently responded to a Facebook question, on a closed site, regarding the salary for 3 positions at PAAS. The response validated what analysts have said for a long time. Employee turnover is expensive - - ranges from 30% (entry level) – 75% (skilled hourly). We’ve...

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The Dogs – And Stories – You Remember

The Dogs – And Stories – You Remember

Over the past 3 years, we’ve rescued more than 3,700 homeless pets. And, once in a while you get one that tugs at your heartstrings. Ellie – the little, deformed gal in the picture is one of them. She was dumped at a shelter and the employees were told to euthanize...

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Face and Name and Rescue

Face and Name and Rescue

The picture below shows our “transfer” board. Somehow, when people actually see the board, they are amazed. Then I realized a face with a name is equally important. So, here’s how quickly a dog can be homeless in Oklahoma on Friday, come to PAAS on Monday or Tuesday,...

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My Animal Rescue Wish List

My Animal Rescue Wish List

When it comes to homeless/unwanted dogs and cats - I have a wish list. It’s doable - it really is. Wish #1: All pet owners have access to affordable spay/neuter for their pets. The keyword is All. The second keyword is Affordable. We’ve seen the positive results with...

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Politics and Animal Rescue

Politics and Animal Rescue

We lost an American who suffered 5 years of torture in a prison camp and when he entered the world of politics, he understood how working across the aisle was the only way to get things done. If you listened to any of the services, that message came through loud and...

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Where Do You Fit In The Puzzle?

Where Do You Fit In The Puzzle?

Saving dogs and cats is one big, ginormous, huge, complicated puzzle for those of us in animal rescue. While “saving” is possible, where each rescue fits in the picture is a challenge. Too many people think “shelter” means you can walk through the door and hand us a...

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You Do What You Have To Do

You Do What You Have To Do

When you live in rural Oklahoma, sometimes there are no “good” answers to this dilemma. There are options …just may not be “answers”. A dog/cat shows up on your doorstep. It’s clearly hungry and you’re pretty sure you’ve seen it at a neighbor’s house. Or it shows up...

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Precious Cargo and Dedicated Drivers

Precious Cargo and Dedicated Drivers

PAAS has a wonderful partnership with Denver Dumb Friends League in Colorado. Our PAAS Ride-to-Rescue van leaves Vinita sometime after 7:30 pm every Tuesday and arrives in either Castle Rock or Denver the next morning. Making the trip are 25 – 40 dogs (sometimes cats)...

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