A huge thank you to Lily and Olivia from all of us at PAWS!
Lily and Olivia are two very enterprising students who participated in the TREPS Marketplace at Ridgewood Avenue School in Glen Ridge. They had to come up with a business idea and experience all facets of starting a business. As animal advocates, they also wanted to contribute to their favorite cause, and they created a beautiful key ring especially with this in mind. PAWS was very honored and grateful to be the recipient of their efforts -- Lily and Olivia not only donated 50% of the proceeds of their very successful sales to PAWS, but also collected donations for us as well!
Thank you Lily and Olivia for choosing PAWS,
and for your wonderful work!
RESCUED FROM CERTAIN DEATH
On Saturday, September 29th, PAWS participated in an annual event called Dog is My Co-Pilot, rescuing 3 adult dogs and 11 cats/kittens from death row at a gassing facility in the southern US. Two groups spearheaded this event – Middle Mutts, a dedicated rescue “middle-man” group who coordinates rescue and transport from the shelters in the southern US to approved rescue groups in the middle Atlantic and northeastern US who save them, and the transport group, Pilots N Paws, an awesome group of pilots who donate their aircraft and time to get these animals from these southern US at-capacity kill shelters, many of which still use the gas chamber and heartstick as a method of “euthanasia.”
70 dogs/puppies and cats/kittens arrived at Essex County Airport in the Caldwell area, where 10 local rescue groups were waiting to receive them. PAWS is not usually able to pull animals from an out-of-state facility as there are many animals in our own area that need our help. But for these 14 animals, our participation literally meant escape from a horrific death in a gas chamber Monday morning. Through our efforts and donations from our supporters, these highly adoptable animals will now live and go on to find great homes through PAWS.
Any contributions you can provide to aid us in caring for these precious dogs and cats is greatly appreciated.
PAWS' PRIVATE ADOPTIONS PROVIDE CONVENIENCE
AND PERSONAL ATTENTION IN HELPING YOU
TO MATCH YOU WITH THE RIGHT COMPANION!
PAWS offers private adoptions in addition to our on-site adoption days at Petco and, coming again in June, the Farmer's Market in Montclair.
Our cats are sheltered at a peaceful, clean and lovely local sanctuary where you can make arrangements to meet cats you see posted on our site. There is quiet space to interact with the cats in a natural home environment without the stresses of crowds or other animals.
PAWS dogs are either in foster care locally or at our sanctuary in northern New Jersey. Depending on your schedule, you may be able to meet the dogs at that location, or we can arrange to bring a particular dog to your home so that your entire family may meet a potential adoptee.
Our main goal is to match you and your family with the right feline or canine companion. Because these animals live in a more natural setting, we have a better understanding of their behaviors. Behaviors can surface in different environments, and with different people. It is natural that an animal may initially be stressed in a new home environment, and we work with behavior specialists that can help make better transitions and provide great training tips.
We encourage you to contact us to arrange for a private adoption visit. We do require that our application for adoption be completed prior to meeting any of our animals so we may have a better idea of your expectations, and can possibly suggest certain animals you may want to meet.
PAWS (Pound Animal Welfare Society of Montclair, Inc.) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and finding homes for stray and abandoned cats and dogs in our community.
Founded in 1977, PAWS has been serving Montclair NJ and the surrounding communities for 35 years. Up until December 2008, we operated a shelter located on North Willow Street in Montclair. We vacated that facility when the Township of Montclair assumed responsibility for animal control and sheltering.
We are extremely proud of the number of adoptions we have facilitated and the number of animals we have rescued over the years many from dire circumstances and successfully placed with loving families.
We make sure our cats and dogs are spayed or neutered, administer vaccinations, and provided routine and emergency veterinary care and compassion to all of the animals that have come to us.
Our success depends on the generous support of individuals like you who believe in our mission and are committed to the humane treatment of animals.
Sheltering and caring for
homeless animals for over 35 years
Who We Are
Despite having to vacate from the North Willow Street facility in December 2008, PAWS has continued to operate, providing critical services to Montclair and the surrounding communities.
In our 34+ years of service to the community, PAWS has developed much expertise and a wonderful network of caring people, enabling us to be a highly responsive and flexible animal rescue group. We strive to answer every call and email in a timely manner, and offer guidance and alternatives to keep animals in their home, or when necessary, find a new home.
We currently maintain two small sanctuaries – one for dogs and one for cats – which, along with our strong fostering network, enable us to continue sheltering a limited number of animals in need. At any given time, we typically can care for up to 8 dogs and 50 cats and kittens.
Our long term goal is to be able to resume operating a centrally located facility, so that we can shelter more animals and facilitate adoptions with greater ease.
Adopting a Friend
To ensure our animals are placed in
good homes all applicants are thoroughly screened and we do follow-up
calls and visits. All adopted cats and dogs are given a 10 day health
guarantee, providing the adopter uses the veterinarian we select.
Please click here for more information
on the application process.
Come Visit Us
We now have our animals in our foster network. Please call or email to make arrangements to visit them. PAWS is still devoted to find you the perfect companion!
Contact us at:
P.O. Box 149, Montclair, New Jersey 07042