On April 18, 2015 – we officially opened our doors to the public. It was raining and we didn’t care. At the time, in publications, we stated the following:
This is the mission of PAAS: “Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter will work with the city, county and state officials to increase public awareness of overpopulation issue. PAAS is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescue homeless and abused dogs and cats. We will be able to provide them temporary care until we can find them their “forever homes”.
We have far exceeded our expectations, but the journey to get to where we are today is much different than the original concept.
We have saved more than 500+ dogs/cats/puppies/kittens and made an impact on feral cat overpopulation – 200+ have been “fixed” and returned to their natural habitats.
The 500 number alone makes all of us smile – – we did it – – we really did it.
The original concept would be local adoptions – the solution has been transport out-of-state. And, when we look in the eyes of a scared dog and know they will soon have a good home in a different state, we know we’re making a difference.
We’ve also begun a dog training program in cooperation with the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center. From my personal experience, I know how rewarding these programs are – not only for the inmates who participate – – but for the dogs who learn trust, love and obedience.
Looking to the future – it is bright – – it involves lots of Willie Nelson “On the Road Again” music and hundreds of dogs and cats heading down the road to their new homes.
PAAS is making a difference.
Thanks, to all of you, who support us financially, bring toys, blankets, dog/cat food, kitty litter and, most importantly, walk our dogs – – – each of you have played a key role in our success. Give yourself a pat on the back.