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Manuel Antonio/Quepos Tidings

June 2, 2011

You may soon be seeing a white cargo trailer with the Pets of Aguirre Welfare Shelter (PAWS) logo on it traveling the streets of Quepos and surrounding areas of the Aguirre canton. The recently purchased trailer is now in the “decoration” stage, thanks to the generosity of the animal-loving people in our area.

The desire to support the project of getting a mobile unit going was evident at the recent PAWS fundraiser sponsored by La Foresta Nature Resort. It seemed like the whole area turned out for the event, which featured an abundance of food and drink donated by almost every restaurant in Manuel Antonio and Quepos. The dynamic voice of Kezirah, aka Fuzzy Rojas, had the crowd dancing for the cause throughout the event. Baskets loaded with gourmet wines, coffee and certificates for dinners and stays at exclusive hotels were raffled. The draw became the climax of one of the best-enjoyed social events in our area in recent memory. More than $6,000 was raised, enabling PAWS to purchase the mobile unit, as well as obtain some of the supplies and instruments needed to equip it.

The donations will also enable PAWS’ mission to continue. The organization has been responsible for spaying and neutering more than 400 animals in the past year, preventing many unwanted dogs and cats in the community. Also, by presenting adoptable animals at the local market each week, PAWS has found new homes for many homeless dogs and cats.

In addition, a new program, Foster Care for Animals, is in development, and is now seeking volunteers willing to temporarily house animals until they are permanently placed. PAWS will sponsor the animals in their temporary homes and pay for food, medical treatment and spaying or neutering when needed.

If you are willing to temporarily house and care for one or more PAWS animals, call Sandy Franz at 2777-1412. Remember, it is only temporary – unless you end up wanting to keep them permanently!

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