Help us kick off the Holiday Season tonight
Join PAWS of Coronado volunteers, canine and human supporters and dogs for adoption at the Coronado Holiday Parade! PAWS of Coronado participants will be marching in the parade tonight with volunteers from the Cat and Dog Adoption Teams, Board of Directors and supporters from the community.
Also on hand will be the Canine Mayor and some of his Canine Council and some of our foster dogs looking for their forever homes. If you would like to march with us, meet the PAWS group by 5:30pm, position #30, on the East side of Orange Avenue between 7th & 8th street (directly across the street from the Police Department).
This holiday celebration includes:
3:00-8:00pm Recreation Department’s Snow Mountain at the Ferry Landing.
3:20pm Santa arrives at the Ferry Landing Marketplace.
5:30-9pm Merchants Open House on Orange Avenue.
6:00-7pm Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Parade down Orange Avenue.
7:00pm Lighting of the Rotary Park Christmas Tree.
7:15pm Coronado Community Band Concert in Rotary Park.
7:15pm Concert at 9th & Orange – Live Band
If you are not marching in the parade, bundle up and find a good viewing spot and and cheer us on as we march by
PS This handsome little fellow sporting an adorable Holiday sweater is Obi – soon to be available for adoption. His sweater will keep him nice and warm as he marches in the parade tonight!
But, when we met her she was 14 years old and you would have thought she had been named for her deep raspy meow. Smoki talked quite a bit and when she did it was with a voice that sounded like she had been smoking and drinking her entire life. It may have not have been a traditional “meow”, but it was music to my ears.
Upon arrival at the ACF, Smoki quickly became a favorite of many of the CAT (Cat Adoption Team) volunteers. She was a very relaxed cat, easy going and happy to have pets, some playtime – whatever attention you would lavish on her she was ready for it.
And when she turned her emerald green eyes your way and emitted her sultry meow, no one could resist giving her some loving.
Smoki lost her battle with kidney disease last week and our hearts are sad knowing we will no longer be able to elicit a purr or head butt or look into those luminous green eyes.
We will cherish the memories of spending quality time with her, and take comfort knowing that she is once again healthy and whole as she frolics on the Rainbow Bridge.
This beautiful feline has left an indelible mark on my heart…
THEY ARE OUT!!!!!
Each of the animals which were being housed at the Coronado Animal Care Facility (ACF) are now safely tucked into foster homes. Enormous “THANKS!” go to your President, Karen Dwinell, and Heads of the Cat Adoption and Foster Teams, Bob Miegl and Corinne Mitchell, for spending untold hours finding homes for each of the animals who had suffered through the ringworm outbreak.
Now the cats and dogs, kittens and pups can rest and recover from the turmoil of the past few months…and so can Karen, Bob and Corinne! But, these dedicated volunteers remain on call to anyone who can help foster over the Thanksgiving holiday or who wish to give one of these animals their forever home. If you are interested in helping a dog, please call Karen at 619-437-0220; if a cat is more appropriate to your home environment on Turkey Day or later in the holiday season, please call Bob at 619-840-9727 or Corinne at 619-241-6600.
As though you don’t do enough for PAWS, we are asking our loyal members and supporters to step up to the plate again. Over the next weeks, the ACF will be cleaned and sanitized by the Coronado Police Department. Furnishings are to be discarded so the animals will not be reinfected with ringworm when they return from foster care. And PAWS will not return any animal to the ACF until we are comfortable that it has been thoroughly decontaminated.
Could you help us in refurbishing the ACF? The facility will need new, or gently used and clean, towels, small blankets and big and thick blankets for the large dogs. Also necessary are beds, bowls, toys and treats for both cats and dogs, and cat trees for the community cat rooms.
PAWS is providing storage space for these items as we gather them until the ACF is officially reopened and we feel comfortable that the ringworm infestation has been completely controlled. The storage garage is located at 828 Guadalupe Avenue. Please phone Louise Shirey at 619-435-8247 when you are planning to drop something off. Monetary donations earmarked “furnishings” will be used to purchase items where there is a shortage when it all gets sorted out.
So many of you came forward with foster homes, gifts of money, good wishes and moral support. PAWS and the animals cannot thank you enough. Without you, Coronado’s cats and dogs would be without the attention, care and concern they so deserve.
Board of Directors
PAWS of Coronado
“This place is noisy and scary…” said Penne and Tortellini to their momma cat as she stashed them away in a garage at a military complex. But a garage is no place for two young kittens.
Luckily these two beautiful Torty girls were brought to the ACF and are now thriving in their new foster home.
They were both a little scared at first, but their new foster mom has reported that they are now exploring their new foster home and are interacting with their human family members.
Everyday is an adventure with Penne and Tortellini, and at just three months old, they are learning new things everyday!
Are you looking for two kittens that would love to accompany you on your daily adventures? Then Penne and Tortellini are the kittens for you!
If you would like to adopt this dynamic duo, you must complete an adoption application and meet with a Cat Adoption Counselor.
Please call Bob at (619) 840-9727 to meet Miss Penne and Miss Tortellini today!