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City Council Meeting Reminder

paws of coronado partners wit the city of coronado meeting tuesday 09.02.14 at 4pm

Come Support PAWS Tuesday, 09/02/14, at 4:00 pm

As announced last Wednesday, in the early spring of this year Coronado City Manager Blair King invited PAWS of Coronado to enter into negotiations with the City of Coronado to assume the management and operation of the Coronado Animal Care Facility.

Those negotiations concluded last week with a proposed contract and budget being worked out which was agreeable to both sides. The concept, contract and budget must be approved by the City Council – that review and consideration by Council is scheduled for tomorrow.

The Council Agenda is available online and includes a copy of the contract in its entirety.

A strong PAWS presence is needed at the Council meeting to show the Council how important this next step is for our community and our animals.

Please come to the City Council meeting and wear your yellow PAWS shirts if you have one. If you don’t have a PAWS shirt, come and wear anything yellow, even a hair or wrist band!

Please help spread the word to family, friends and co-workers – we want the Council to SEE that we are united behind our animals.

Kitty Tunnel in Use

During the cat-astrophe at the Coronado Animal Care Facility, PAWS of Coronado volunteers are working to keep the cats and kittens entertained.

An extra long cat tunnel can keep many felines occupied at one time!

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It is a cat-astrophe! A freak catnado has hit Coronado leaving behind litters of kittens at the Coronado Animal Care Facility.

Staff say that rumors of a water spout depositing adult cats at the facility is untrue. They tell us that the truth is that too many people are relinquishing or abandoning their cats. Between that and the kittens, we are over run with felines!

The cat community rooms at the facility are bursting at the seams with felines. These cats and kittens are the “Friendliest Paws in San Diego County”, so there is nothing to fear. In fact, they will each bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart.

PAWS of Coronado is doing damage control, finding homes for as many of the cats and kittens they can. There are felines of all ages, coat color and personality and so we know that we have the purrfect feline (or two!) for you.

Come on down and meet the wonderful cats and kittens of PAWS of Coronado!

Exciting News & a Request

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Hello Friends,

We have such exciting news to share with you all! In the early spring of this year, PAWS was invited to enter into negotiations with the City of Coronado to assume the management and operation of the Coronado Animal Care Facility (CACF).

The negotiations were kept confidential to allow both sides the ability to freely discuss if such a step would be in the best interests of the City, PAWS, the Coronado residents and of course our relinquished and abandoned cats and dogs.

Those negotiations concluded this week with a proposed contract and budget being worked out which was agreeable to both sides. But now is the big hurdle…the concept, contract and budget must be approved by the City Council. That review and consideration by Council is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 4:00.

Under the proposal, PAWS would take responsibility for our animals from intake through adoption at the CACF – making sure they are well cared for and finding them forever homes. The Coronado Police Department would remain responsible for all animal law enforcement, and delivering stray cats and dogs to PAWS at the CACF.

All of the cost of the management and operation of the Animal Care Facility would be paid for by the City of Coronado. NOT ONE CENT DONATED TO PAWS BY OUR LOYAL SUPPORTERS WOULD BE USED TO PAY FOR SALARIES, RENT, SUPPLIES, INSURANCE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS OR ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE OVERHEAD EXPENSE of the CACF. All of those costs would be paid for by the City.

PAWS’ funds would continue to be used for direct medical care, socialization, training, special needs, the Guardian Angel Program, hospice cases and fostering/adoption costs as well as the continuation of our spay/neuter program, educational outreach, and community service.

A strong PAWS presence is needed at the Council meeting. And that is where you come in. Council must be shown how important this next step is for our community and our animals. Please come to the City Council meeting and wear your yellow PAWS shirts if you have one. If you don’t have a PAWS shirt, come and wear anything yellow, even a hair or wrist band!
We encourage you to forward this letter on to friends and family and invite them to attend as well. We want the Council to SEE that we are united behind our animals.

PAWS at the helm of the CACF is truly a dream come true for Louise who you can bet is smiling down and cheering us on every step of the way.

Please come out and share her dream for PAWS and all of Coronado’s dogs and cats.

Sharon Sherman,
On behalf of the Board of Directors
PAWS of Coronado

Meet Lana a Maine Coon Cat for Adoption

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Lana’s loveliness is through and through. Not only is she beautiful on the outside, this mature girl has a charming personality that will win you over!

Read more about Lana a Maine Coon Cat for Adoption

Lana’s Stats

Female Cat, 8 Years Old, DLH, Maine Coon/Brown Tabby, Shots Up To Date, Spayed, Microchipped, Tested for FELV, FIV & Parasites, Adoption Fee = $50.00

Weekly Walks: Clyde

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Clyde, the mystery man at the Animal Care Facility, is an unusual mix of breeds and understands Spanish better than English.

Besides being an enigma, Clyde is a favorite among the dog walkers because of his fun and laid-back personality.

Before our walk even began, Clyde already captured my heart. With his funny way of smiling, which is by pulling back his lips and showing his teeth, and his joy of being petted, it’s hard to not fall in love with him.

For Clyde the most exciting part about going on a walk is meeting new people who could give him affection and back scratches. He’s a social dog and gets along with most dogs, including his sidekick Bonnie. They both came into the ACF as strays.

After our walk Clyde and I spent some time hanging out in his room, and boy does he love belly rubs! Clyde easily trusts people and after spending an hour walking around Coronado, he decided I was worthy enough to give him lots of belly rubs and scratches behind his ears. After a few minutes of petting him, Clyde relaxed enough to close his eyes and take a nap.Clyde_blue

Clyde isn’t sure why he’s in the ACF, but he’s handling it like a champ. He has maintained a loving, relaxed attitude and is content with lots of belly rubs.

With his shaggy coat and relaxed attitude, Clyde is perfect for a family with children 16 years or older and a calmer household. He doesn’t need to be walked as much as other dogs, but attention and affection are a must for him.

If you’re interested in meeting Clyde fill out a dog adoption application and meet with a PAWS of Coronado Dog Adoption Counselor.

Meet Rose

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Rose is as nice as they come! A very easy going sweet and affectionate cat who just loves everyone she meets – human & feline.

Read all about this gorgeous girl on her bio page – Rose a Siamese Cat for Adoption

Rose’s Stats

Female Cat, 1-1/2 Years Old, DSH, Siamese, Shots Up To Date, Spayed, Microchipped, Tested for FELV, FIV & Parasites, Adoption Fee = $50.00