What's new at PALS this month?
Autumn themed Cat portrait with Pumpkins and Walnuts
Happy November! This month, see times and dates for our holiday pop-up boutique, read a great Happy Tails story, meet a PALS volunteer, get more information on how to foster with us, and learn how (and why) to register your cat's microchip (for free).

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at our pop-up boutique! On Saturday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 14 from 11-2 p.m., we will have a pop-up boutique inside PetSmart, 10 Traders Way, Salem. Pick up some treats for your favorite feline (or yourself), including kitty blankets, toys and fun PALS products.

Hope to see you there!

This month's Happy Tails story belongs to Johnny. Johnny's person, Madeline, writes:

Hi there!! We wanted to give an update on little Johnny after his first week in his new home. As predicted, he easily became king of his new castle right away and now has his own designated spot in every room of the apartment. He loves to sit on our feet while we’re cooking or standing around, and he sits and helps mom get ready for work in the mornings. As I’m typing this he’s curled up at my feet where he likes to sleep most nights. Bradley and I can’t thank you guys enough for all your amazing work and for giving us the perfect cat to take over our lives! Everything we do now, we do it for him.

Thanks for sharing your story, Madeline!

Do you have a Happy Tails story to share with us? Please email sandy@palscats.org.

Meet this month's PALS volunteer, Kelly (our feline photograr).

How long have you been with PALS? 

I've been volunteering with PALS since I moved to Salem in 2014. I'd been volunteering at animal shelters in Washington, D.C. since 2010. 

Why did you sign up to volunteer at PALS?

Volunteering at animal shelters allows me to combine my love of helping homeless pets find homes with my love of photography. 

Have you had a favorite cat during your time volunteering? 

Almost every cat I've met through PALS has become my favorite! 

Do you have any pets at home?  

Our two cats are both PALS cats, the former Orville, a.k.a. Mr. Cuddles, now Blakey, is pictured with me, and our newest family member Sonny, formerly Victor, has been settling in nicely since August. 

What would you tell someone that is considering volunteering?

People always say they could never volunteer at a shelter because they'd "want to take every pet home." But truly nothing compares with the feeling of helping a cat find that perfect family and knowing you've changed all their lives for the better, just because you cared enough to volunteer.

Interested in volunteering? Please contact sandy@palscats.org for more information.

When an animal arrives at PALS who is not quite ready for adoption — or if we don't currently have space in our Adoption Center — we rely on the kindness of our foster care volunteers to provide them with a safe place to stay. These volunteers open their homes to all kinds of cats — including seniors, kittens needing time to grow, pregnant or nursing mothers, cats needing special attention, or those simply waiting until there is an open cage in the Adoption Center.

If you are interested in fostering a cat for PALS, please see our website for more information or email sandy@palscats.org. Thank you!

Did you know that we microchip every cat we adopt out at PALS? If your cat gets lost, microchipping can help them get home again. But getting the microchip is just the first step -- it's important to register your cat with HomeAgain too!

It's FREE to register. If you have adopted a cat from us and don't know your cat's microchip number, please email sandy@palscats.org for help.

About Microchips (HomeAgain)

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