Winter 2020
It's the Busiest Time of the Year!
Welcome to our winter edition of Animal Writes! Read on for more information about:

  • What happens after we rescue a cat (aka "the intake process")
  • Mara: a shy cat that loves to play
  • PAWS reacts to the challenge of COVID
  • Virtual Fun Run/Walk & Wag
  • Tips to make your home pet-safe for the holidays

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and at our website ( for the latest information on our newest intakes, available cats and coming events.
Foster Tales from the Katz Family
Ellen Katz and her husband, Howie Newman, have helped care for some of our older PAWS kitties. Mara is one of our very shy cats that has been in foster care for several years. Ellen tells the story of how Mara is becoming more trusting of people and may soon be ready for adoption.

Coping with COVID? So Are We!

Since March, like most of you, PAWS has had to rethink how we do business. We faced the challenge of COVID-19 head-on.

  • We restructured the way we do adoptions
  • We joined the Massachusetts Pet Food Task Force
  • We started a Pet Food Pantry
  • We came up with some innovative ways to approach fundraising

Virtual Fun Run
As the summer progressed and COVID lingered, it became necessary to follow the lead of many others and make the annual Fun Run a virtual event. 

We even had a Halloween Costume Contest for pets and their people!

Keep Your Pet Safe as You Make Your Home Festive
As we tire of the pandemic and go all out with holiday decorations this year, it is important to keep your pet's safety in mind. So we have some tips to help you plan ahead to avoid unwanted accidents.

Best Wishes
for a
Happy Holiday Season
and a
Happy New Year!