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PAWS Pets For Vets 2017 Veterans’ Day Parade Morehead City NC

October 16th, 2017

Join us at the PAWS next FUN event “Pets For Vets” and walk your dog during the Morehead City Veterans’ Day Parade on November 11th.


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911 Memorial Ride

September 1st, 2017
911 Memorial Event 2017

2017 911 Memorial Ride

Join Elks Lodge #1710, PAWS of Carteret, and Military Order of the Purple Heart sponsors for the 2017 911 Memorial Ride.  The event is Saturday, September 9th.  See the Flyer for all information an please come!

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PAWS of Carteret Phase II July 11, 2017 Progress Report

July 11th, 2017

Phase II Progress PAWS Pet Adoption Center
July 11, 2017

1. Construction Progress
a. The roof is now on and framing complete.
b. Windows & doors are installed
c. Electrical, plumbing, HVAC in progress
d. Flooring & cabinetry final choices being made
2. Interesting Facts:
A. There is a separate hvac system for our intake/quarantine area. This is to insure healthy air for all of the other resident animals. Between 10 and 20 room air exchanges per hour with fresh air is the standard recommendation.
3. Ongoing sources of revenue
a. Pet Hydrotherapy: patients are currently going out of town, often more than once per week to receive professional pet hydrotherapy sessions. Local veterinarians will be able to refer their patients to us reducing travel cost and anxiety for owners and pets. The ROI (return on investment) is very good for this service.
b. Public Pet Memorial Garden: A peaceful place to leave Fido & Fluffy while allowing the comfort of knowing you can always visit.
c. Pet crematory services
d. PAWS Thrift Store: Our retail location is our primary source of income. Once again our operations are drastically challenged by the lack of men and women volunteers to operate the store. 3 hour shifts once per week are needed desperately for our cashier positions and receiving. It’s very rewarding to see it all in action but can easily turn overwhelming without enough help. Our store is open 6 days per week from 10-4pm. Please, please contact me right away to help! We must be able to continue to operate our store in order to have a successful Adoption Center.
4. Other extremely important administrative areas we’re getting ready to go to work on are:
A. Establishment of Policies and Protocols
B. Management Structure                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C. Staff Training
D. Animal Identification and Record Keeping                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               E. Decontamination Protocol: Cleaning, Sanitation, Disinfection, Sterilization

Most importantly I want to remind everyone that this Pro Humane No-Kill Adoption Center will be in Carteret County for many years. Our Children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren will be essential to operate and maintain the many aspects of this very special place. I encourage our young people to go and educate yourself whether it be as a veterinarian, technician, groomer, administrative management and support team, kennel staff, maintenance, volunteer coordinators, lobbyists, and so much more. Come back to Carteret County and help us to help the less fortunate animals.

There are many other ways to help financially right now!
Room sponsorships are currently available: Surgical Unit, Hydrotherapy Unit, Feline Residence, Canine Residence and more. What a wonderful way to honor or remember a pet, loved one, or business. Once sponsored the room dedication is yours forever.
Contact me:
Donna Youraine
adopt@pawsofcarteret.org
252.241.9408 during normal business hours

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Pet Friendly Hurricane Shelter & PAWS of Carteret 2017

July 6th, 2017

Pet Friendly Hurricane Shelter & PAWS of Carteret 2017

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July 6, 2017 Canine Influenza, PAWS Bark Park & PAWS Thrift Store

July 6th, 2017

2017 Canine Flu Warning

Due to recent cases of the highly contagious and dangerous Canine Influenza all over the United States PAWS is taking this precautionary measure at our Bark Park and Thrift Store in Morehead City, NC.

Bark Park Members are being asked to have their dogs properly vaccinated against Canine Influenza by August 1, 2017.  Please provide a copy of your pets’ initial and booster vaccination asap.

PAWS Thrift Store Shoppers with pets are being advised that if their pet exhibits symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, fever, nasal, eye, or mouth discharge they should return to their vehicle and come back without their pet to shop.

If you have any questions or need to contact Donna about this you may call:  252.241.9408 during normal business hours (10-4pm M-Fri).

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