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Introducing Paws For Life Animal Rescue

Phasing out of Franklin County Humane Society (FCHS)

Over the years we've done some wonderful work under this name! But we've also had some problems with clarity on what exactly we do — particularly, confusion with other Franklin County animal organizations.

So, in the interest of making our mission clear, we've decided to start our Animal Rescue under a name that we've been using for our annual 5k event — Paws For Life Animal Rescue NC.

What's Happening to "Franklin County Humane Society"

Franklin County Humane Society is still operational, we are just running programs under different names. We have our Working Cats Program, SNIF Program (Spay/Neuter In Franklin County) and now Paws For Life Animal Rescue!

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IT IS OUR BIRTHDAY!

15 Years Saving Animals in Franklin County 2002-2017

New Rescue Name, New Look, New Website!

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Happy Birthday
Thank You For All You Do To Help The Animals!

There was about 5 of us when FCHS became an idea and our goal was to change how people in Franklin County viewed animal welfare. Animal Control was a concrete building at Franklin County landfill, did not even have an Animal Shelter sign, until 1 volunteer paid for the sign out of their own pocket. Our resources were very scarce, so we had a yard sale to raise money for 501 status and found a retired attorney to look over the paperwork for us. We incorporated to a 501c3 in 2002.

Animal Control was under the Board of Health at the time and we faced many obstacles and not much support from the County. We had not yet established our name, so we piggybacked on other rescue groups in Raleigh and attended their adoption events at the Petsmart. It was an uphill battle to make a name for ourselves and to get the community to take us seriously. We even created a D/B/D Paws For Life, in hopes to generate more of a feel good vibe for the organization. The current members attended countless Commissioner meetings as well as BOH meetings to get our voices heard on serious issue in Franklin County.

With very limited funding and resources, most of the cost incurred from rescuing was funded by our small foster base, whom also served as Board of Directors. We did take many of our fosters to the Vet School and allowed vet students to perform the surgeries in order to save on cost. This was dictated by availability of slots (great deal of rescues took this route), so adoption turnover was very slow.

As you can see, this group has come a long way and grown so much.

~ Deana Ayers
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Adoption Event – May 26th 2017

Paws For Life Dog Team Adoption Event

The Paws For Life dog team will be at Youngsville Beer & Wine 101

Dogs Youngsville Petco May 26th
  • Brownie: 2–4 yr old male Lab mix; shy at first meeting, but warms up quickly; good with kids & great with other dogs; LOVES back rubs and butt scratches; missing one ear and although it is an old injury, he is a little nervous about the area being touched; past the puppy stage, so his perfect day would be just lounging around with his foster mom & foster siblings
  • Chi Chi: A sweet senior Maltese/Cairn Terrier mix; she loves to give kisses and romp and play in the yard; potty trained; prefers to be the only dog since she has some food/resource-guarding behaviors, but can live with other dogs if they give her space; needs an adult only home or a home with older/teen children who can understand her fears and treat her accordingly – specifically, she doesn’t like her face or nose touched
  • Coal: ~ 4-month-old Shepherd mix; current weight is ~15 lbs; he’s everything puppy
  • Dakota: 3 yr old Lab mix; 52 lbs; very friendly & outgoing boy; loves to play; very dog friendly and thrives with playmates; cat-friendly; walks well on leash and would love a family who would take him for walks regularly; appears to be house trained; prefers to NOT be crated, but will go in one if nudged and is fairly quiet once in—however, he has not been destructive when left out to his own devices so crating may not be necessary
  • Duncan: 1 yr old Lab/Great Dane mix; 65 lbs; sweet boy with lots of energy; house-trained & crate-trained; loves his people and other dogs … loves to chase cats!; favorite toys are Kongs and squeaky toys
  • Duke: 3 year old Husky/Boxer mix; 68 lbs; a huge ball of love; good with kids & cats; LOVES other dogs—so much so that he will need a home with at least one other dog; walks well on leash; house trained & crate trained
  • JC: Hound/Shepherd mix; ~ 40 lbs; dog friendly; ok with confident cats, but will chase timid cats; house trained & crate trained; can easily jump 4 ft fences, so will need a 6 ft fence or a home where he is walked regularly
  • Link: 3 yr old Alaskan Malamute/Siberian Husky mix; 85 lbs; loves other dogs & people—NO cats; a skilled escape artist that can scale almost any fence—should not be off leash in a fenced yard unless the fence is 8 ft or higher and/or hot-wired at the top; has crate anxiety; requires an experienced owner
  • Little Ricky: 1 yr old Boxer mix; loves his people & other dogs; a large fenced yard for him to run & play in would be good for his puppy energy; kid friendly, but may be too energetic and clumsy for young children
  • Maggie: Australian Cattle Dog; 40 lbs; good with kids & dogs … cats unknown; loves to go on walks with her people; loves to run; enjoys laying on the couch and LOVES getting showered with belly rubs; she has very soft fur to run your fingers through; food motivated; crate trained; can jump 4 ft fences
  • Nala: 2 yr old Siberian Husky; loves other dogs & will play all day, so finding a home another dog would be a plus; she loves to snuggle with her people once she knows you … but will need an adjustment period with new people; previous husky experience would be a plus as Nala is looking for a good pack leader; house trained; needs a 6ft fence or higher
  • Serena: ~ 1 yr old Hound mix; 50 lbs; good with other dogs and loves to play with them, but will need proper introduction; ok with cats … will chase if they run … so it is cat-dependent and would need monitoring; ok with kids; likes to go for walks so will need an active family or one with a fenced yard for her to run and play in; she has excellent leash manners … until she sees something to chase like cats, birds, bunnies, butterflies, squirrels, etc.; house-trained; crate-trained and sees her crate as her personal safe place; loves chew toys
  • Tom: ~ 1 yr old Wirehaired Fox Terrier mix; 24 lbs; SWEET boy who is his absolute happiest when he is with his people; he is still learning to trust but once he warms up to you, he can be affectionate; respects cats but simply LOVES other dogs and running & playing with them outside; he loves toys too – bones and hooves are some of his favorites; currently working on leash and potty training
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June Rabies Clinic

Walk-up Rabies Clinics! No Appointment needed!

Tar River Veterinary Hospital has clinics scheduled on these dates/times.

June 2017

  • Sat Jun 10th 8AM - 9AM
  • Franklin County Animal Shelter
    351 T Kemp Rd
    Louisburg, NC

    Rabies Vaccines will be $5.

    1 year and 3 year vaccines will be available. 3 year rabies vaccine will only be administered with current certificate of previous rabies vaccine.

    $15 per vaccine for the following one year vaccines.

    • Canine Distemper-Parvo
    • Canine Kennel Cough
    • Feline Distemper
    • Feline Leukemia Vaccine
    Please call (919) 494-5500 if you have any questions. Be sure to thank Dr. Goldman for her service to Franklin County and the surrounding areas! We hope to see you there!
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Drink Wine And Support Paws For Life

Love Wine?

We are happy to announce that we now have Paws For Life Wine!  $19.99 a bottle.  All profits from selling this wine goes to Paws For Life, to help with our medical expenses.

The list of wines are:

Whisker Lickin' Good - Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby red in color, displaying red fruit aromas with slight smoky notes, this medium to full body cabernet sauvignon boasts firm tannins followed by a long and pleasant finish. This vegan friendly wine is produced using certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard. Best served at room temperature.

Black Cat - Carmenere
This hand-picked Carmenere presents itself with a brilliant and deep purple, red color in the glass. On the nose there are fresh and fruity aromas, which are accompanied by spicy notes of green pepper. This vegan friendly wine is produced using certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard. Best served at room temperature.

Dog Daze -  Chardonnay
Bright golden yellow, clean and bright fruit aromas abound; soft floral notes with a touch of oak highlights the smooth acidity and elegant finish of this chardonnay. This vegan friendly wine is produced using certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard. Best served chilled.

Mutts Rock - Malbec
Deep purple red in color, displaying aromas of blackberry, plum and violet flowers with a hint of vanilla, this soft and juicy malbec leads with cherry notes, toffee hints followed by a long and pleasant finish. This vegan friendly wine is produced using certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard. Best served at room temperature.

Meow-A-Lot - Merlot
Deep and bright ruby red color, displays ripe red fruit aromas; soft and well balanced in the mouth with round tannins and a long, complex finish. This vegan friendly wine is produced using certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard. Best served at room temperature.

Barking Mad - Sauvignon Blanc
Light yellow with green shades, this crisp sauvignon blanc promotes a great balance of citric aromas and mineral notes which showcases the typical freshness of the variety with a long and subtle finish This vegan friendly wine is produced using certified organic grapes by a fair trade certified vineyard. Best served lightly chilled.

Go to www.BenefitWines.com/FCHS to order your wine today.  Thank you for supporting FCHS and Paws For Life Animal Rescue NC

 

 

 

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Bark in the Park – April 23rd

Looking for a family fun day, including Fido?

Come out to the Carolina Mudcats' Five County Stadium on at 2 PM and watch them battle it out against Buies Creek.

It’s a $7 entry for humans and $5 for dogs, with all dog ticket proceeds being donated to the Paws for Life Animal Rescue (an FCHS program).

In addition to enjoying the traditional ballpark fare, you’ll also have an opportunity to meet some of Paws for Life’s amazingly adorable dogs who are searching for their forever home!

So come on out, have some family fun, and support a good cause all at the same time. Now that’s a home run!

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Adoption Events – April 1st and 2nd 2017

Paws For Life Cat Team Adoption Events

The Paws For Life cat team will be at the Wake Forest and Knightdale Petcos . Come check out our cats!


Paws For Life Dog Team Adoption Events

The Paws For Life dog team will be at Petco Wake Forest and from 1 to 4PM.

Dogs Wake Forest Petco April 1st
  • Arizona: 7 month old Lab; good with kids, cats & dogs; loves snuggling and squeaky toys; house trained; working on crate training;
  • Faith: 3 year old Bulldog mix; 48 lbs; very shy, sweet girl who spent the last month learning how to be a pet and part of a loving family – every experience was a new one; now house trained & crate trained; good with kids & cats; will require a home with at least one other dog as they give her confidence and help her shine – she CANNOT be an only dog; she is good on leash but doesn't like to potty on leash – would prefer a yard to play in and to find her perfect (private) potty place; she is awaiting surgery for a loose kneecap; will be available in May to give her time to recover from surgery.
  • Duke: 3 year old Husky/Boxer mix; 68 lbs; a huge ball of love; good with kids & cats; LOVES other dogs — so much so that he will need a home with at least one other dog; walks well on leash; house trained & crate trained
  • Gypsy: 3 yr old Lab mix; sweet, stoic nature; she has two speeds: all out or couch potato; she would LOVE a large fenced yard to run & play in; loves children & can live with other dogs & cats; she finds crates insulting; you can confidently leave her with run of the house with no worries of destruction… she will pretty much be where you left her
  • Jeanine: Chi-pit mix; currently weighs (in the ballpark) of 30 lbs. Playing, eating, playing, sleeping, playing and more playing are my favorite things to do. Good with other dogs; will be out from 1:00 to 2:30
  • Sage:

Dogs Wake Forest April 2nd
  • Brownie: 2-4 year old male lab mix; shy at first meeting, but warms up quickly; good with kids & great with other dogs; LOVES back rubs and butt scratches; missing one ear and although it is an old injury, he is a little nervous about the area being touched; past the puppy stage, so his perfect day would be just lounging around with his foster mom & foster siblings
  • Cleo: 2year old Plott Hound mix; 18 lbs; LOVES people & to be held and to give kisses; ok with dogs as long as there is a proper introduction; she hasn't been cat-tested so unsure of how she would be; she is protective of her food so she is fed separately in her crate; house trained & crate trained, although she is a pro at escaping her crate; should not be left unsupervised in a fenced yard
  • Duke: 3 year old Husky/Boxer mix; 68 lbs; a huge ball of love; good with kids & cats; LOVES other dogs — so much so that he will need a home with at least one other dog; walks well on leash; house trained & crate trained
  • Duncan: 1 year old Lab/Border Collie mix; 65 lbs; sweet boy with lots of energy; house-trained & crate-trained; loves his people and other dogs... loves to chase cats! favorite toys are Kongs and squeaky toys.
  • Tito: 1 – 2 yr old Fox Hound; very affectionate and loves every dog and person he meets; loves to give kisses; good on leash; would do best with a fenced yard and another dog or an active family
  • Little Ricky: 1 yr old Boxer mix; loves his people & other dogs; a large fenced yard for him to run & play in would be good for his puppy energy; kid friendly, but may be too energetic and clumsy for young children
  • Faith: 3 year old Bulldog mix; 48 lbs; very shy, sweet girl who spent the last month learning how to be a pet and part of a loving family – every experience was a new one; now house trained & crate trained; good with kids & cats; will require a home with at least one other dog as they give her confidence and help her shine – she CANNOT be an only dog; she is good on leash but doesn't like to potty on leash – would prefer a yard to play in and to find her perfect (private) potty place; she is awaiting surgery for a loose kneecap; will be available in May to give her time to recover from surgery.
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Hadley Update

Hadley wants to say thank you to everyone who donated to and shared her fundraiser! We were able to meet our goal and Hadley had surgery to repair her leg on Wednesday, March 22nd. Sweet Hadley was the victim of a domestic violence situation in which her femur bone was broken at the growth plate. Hadley will be on crate rest for three weeks with very little activity. Even though she has to be crate-rested she is a very happy girl! She is doing very well with potty-training and very rarely uses the bathroom in her crate. She enjoys sitting with her foster parents and quietly chewing a bone, cuddling with her favorite stuffed toy or giving lots of sweet puppy kisses. Hadley is learning that cats can be her friend and when she’s all better, she will finally get to play with other doggies. Please keep Hadley in your thoughts as she continues to heal!

~ Kaitlyn Tickle
 Playtime
Playtime
 Stitches
Stitches
 Cuteness
Cuteness
 Yummy Bone!
Yummy Bone!
 Snuggles
Snuggles

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“You Don’t Have a Shelter?”

We Foster!

That’s a question I get all the time at adoption events. The public is often surprised that Paws For Life operates without a physical shelter for our animals. "You don’t send them back to animal control if they aren't adopted?" they ask.

I'm always pleased to respond that although most of the cats and dogs in our program are pulled from animal-control-operated shelters, we will never put them back there again. Our one-hundred percent volunteer-run organization ensures that each adoptable cat and dog in our program lives with a foster. Without a physical Paws For Life owned building, we solely rely on our fosters to care and house our animals. Each additional foster home we have means more cats and dogs can be rescued.

Do you have a space to temporarily home one of our adoptable pets? We provide all vetting and supplies for the animals and ask that you bring your foster to at least two adoption events per month so they can be seen by potential adopters. Your kindness and care is key to helping them transition from shelter life to forever homes.

For more information on how to help save more loving, sweet cats and dogs, discover how you can become a foster, or learn about other ways to get involved with Paws For Life.

~ Melissa Jeglinski
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Dog Golf Ball!

FOOORE! – Announcing Putt’n for Paws 2017

Our Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

It is time for our annual Putt'n for Paws Golf Tournament. On , golfers will show their support for the animals at the River Golf Course in Louisburg. We expect over 100 golfers and hope to raise at least $15,000 for our foster and low-cost spay and neuter programs.

Please take a look at the sponsor letter and registration form, and help us make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals! Thanks!

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~ Kelly Larson
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Amazing Maise

Yesterday was a bittersweet day for me. As a foster people often ask you how are you able to give up your foster dogs. The answer is simple. As much as I love them my goal is to help them and make sure they get the best possible life to fit their needs. I'd rather get attached then know they died because I didn't help.

Maise came to us with dog aggression, somewhat people aggressive, heartworm positive, in heat, and abused. It was clear to say I jumped head first into rescuing her before I realized how much help she needed. The first day I brought her home I could barely touch her, she would stiffen and growl at me. In the crate if I showed her my hand she would try to eat me. This was not a normal dog our rescue would take, or any rescue for that matter. I actually cried the day after I got her thinking this may be the one I couldn't help. But I wasn't giving up on her that easy.

I took baby steps with her. Luckily she was very food motivated. We started desensitizing her with the crate and at feeding time. Then we went to Reactive Rover every Saturday thanks to Christie Fernandez at Training Your Best Friend LLC for letting us join her class! Over the last two months she was with me we started to see a whole new dog. She started to bond with me, and trusted me.💜

I'll never forget that day in class when we took a break and I sat down only to find her crawling in my lap. I knew at that moment we had saved her. Once I gained her trust she let me do almost anything. This dog is truly amazing. She went from an abused past to trusting again.

When I met the Creech family I was very excited. Maise had to be an only dog who could have her own space and they sounded perfect. After losing their last husky to diabetes and cushings disease they fell in love with Maise's picture and wanted to know more. Once I got to know them things became more clear that Maise could be perfect for them. I told them all of her flaws and how far we had come. When Maise met them she wasn't that standoff growly girl I had known from day one, but instead she joyfully walked in their house and rolled over for belly rubs. They opted to do a home trial with her at that point.

After the trial was over we got the good news that they were ready to make her part of the family! My heart was so happy. While I love this dog just like one of my own I sleep better at night knowing she will live a happy life getting all the attention and care she deserves. I wanted to share Maise's story in hopes that people can see what a little love, patience, structure, and positive reinforcement training can do.

Maise is such a special girl, and we are excited to hear of the new adventures she will have in her forever home. 🌞

~ Megan Adcock
 Love
Love
 Hugs
Hugs
 Graduation
Graduation

 Creech Meet
Creech Meet
 Creech Home
Creech Home

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