Did someone say Spaghetti? Yum!

Please join us for our 1st Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser!!! There will be a delicious meal, door prizes, gift baskets to raffle and best of all, you’ll spend time with people who share your passion for animals.

Dinner includes salad, spaghetti dinner, roll, dessert and drink. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens (55 and over), and $4 children (9 and under). Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spaghetti-dinner-fundraiser-to-benefit-paws-for-life-nc-tickets-92594278981?fbclid=IwAR3ZQSReQOxU2RUOoUnREvM3O73N8wgDf_G6lIzgAtZBrtOh3ZkmirkG7T0

Dine in or take out, either way, we look forward to seeing you there!

Thank You for ALL of your support in 2019

In 2019 Paws For Life NC adopted out 356 cats and still have 31 cats in foster. So that is 387 cats saved. We adopted out 115 dogs and have 30 dogs in care. That is 145 dogs. Most of these were injured, sick, and leftovers from local rural shelters. Our volunteers loved, sweated, lost sleep, cried, and rejoiced over all of these precious lives to make this possible.

It has been an exhilarating and exhausting year. We cannot begin to adequately THANK everyone who took part in …this lifesaving work… the foster caregivers, the screeners, the data managers, the board members, our community partners, the condo caretakers, the QShed helpers, the fund-raisers, the social media promoters, the grant writers, and our financial supporters for their contributions.

We are continually seeking passionate volunteers who want to help cats and dogs find life. And not just life but the best life!!

If you would like to join our team as a committed and hardworking member to save more lives in 2020 please do!! We need skills of all kinds. Love dogs? The dog team needs you. Love cats? The cat team needs you. Have administrative skills, a car that can drive to deliver supplies and animals, can create a newsletter, organize a fundraiser? We need you! We look forward to all of the new dogs and cats that will find LIFE through Paws of Life NC in 2020!

Ready! Set! Run for THEIR lives!

Our 17th Annual Paws for Life NC 5K-9 Race & 1-Mile Dog Walk is happening on Saturday, 5 October.  This family friendly event takes place at the Wake Forest College Birthplace, 450 N Main St., Wake Forest, NC.  Runners and walkers of both the two-legged & four-legged variety are invited!  Register now at https://app.racereach.com/event/paws-for-life-5k-9/register/.  You can also register the morning of the race.  Day of registration begins at 8:30 AM.

Click here for the course map.

All two-legged registered participants get a t-shirt, race bag with sponsor gifts, and one ticket for our raffle.  All four-legged registered participants will get a bandana, and because we always love to see our prior foster dogs and their families, all Paws for Life NC alumni dogs will also get an alumni medal.

Following our event tradition of years past, we will also be having a doggie Halloween costume contest, with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  So get your creative juices flowing!

Profits from the event will benefit the Paws For Life NC Animal Rescue in our goal to reduce the homeless pet population and give them safe refuge until they can be adopted to permanent homes.

We look forward to seeing you on October 5th!

Passion Love Rescue

We are an all-volunteer,  non-profit, Animal Rescue serving people and pets in Northern Wake, Franklin, and Granville counties. We are passionate about helping homeless pets find new homes and reducing pet overpopulation through spay/neuter. We are pleased to share our 2018 statistics and looking forward to another great year ahead.
We are looking forward to saving more lives in 2019 with your help. Please consider joining us by volunteering.
Thank you to all our volunteers, adopters, shelter partners, vet partners, donors, business sponsors & supporters, social media sharers, Petco, PetSmart, PetPeople, grantors, and fellow rescue organizations for making 2018 another successful year.

16th Annual Paws for Life 5K-9 Race and 1-Mile Dog Walk

Join us for our 16th annual 5K-9 Race and 1-Mile dog walk on Saturday 10/27/2018 at 10 AM.  Since fun and fitness usually go together, this event will also include our ever-popular doggie Halloween costume contest with prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!!!

The featured race starts and finishes at the Wake Forest College Birthplace located on 450 North Main Street in Wake Forest, followed by a 1-mile walk for participants and their dogs.  Click here for a Course Map

Profits from the event will benefit the Paws For Life NC Animal Rescue in our goal to reduce the homeless pet population and give them safe refuge until they can be adopted to permanent homes.

The entry fee for the 5K is $25 ($30 after October 6th, up to and including race day). The fees for 1-Mile Dog Walk are $20 and $25, respectively.

In the 5K, awards will be presented to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall, and to the first-place finisher in each of the following age groups (both sexes): 15-under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65-over.

To register online or for more information go to https://event.racereach.com/paws-for-life-5k-9

To download a mail-in entry form, Click here.

We look forward to seeing all of our 5K runners and dog walkers very soon!

You’re Invited!

Please join us for a night of mystery, murder & mayhem at the social event of the year:  The engagement party of Buffy Chamois Ragsdale & Seth Poole! Security will be heightened in hopes of keeping unwelcome guests from entering.  Invited guests are asked to be on the lookout for suspicious looking characters. After all, some people would kill for an invitation to this party!

Bring some friends to form your own investigative team and enjoy dinner and drinks while you put your sleuthing skills to the test in a race to figure out whodunit!  This fun evening also includes a silent auction.

When:  August 4th, 6 PM

Where:  Renaissance Centre, 405 Brooks St, Wake Forest, NC

Tickets can be purchased at https://go.rallyup.com/murdermystery

 

“An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure”

Gunther is visiting his friends at one of our wonderful Vet Partners, Heritage Animal Hospital. Today’s visit, sadly, is not a friendly one, sweet Gunther is here for his first Heartworm Treatment.

We are grateful to our supporters, donors and a grant from Maddie’s Fund that helps PawsforLifeNC with the cost of Heartworm treatment. We know he is in wonderfully capable and loving hands, but he should not have to go through this!

Gunther, like so many former shelter dogs in North Carolina, came to us Heartworm Positive!

Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” this could not be truer in this case.

Gunther’s previous “owner” did not provide a simple monthly chewable that would have protected this little guy from a deadly infection.
Yes, DEADLY!  Left untreated this disease leads to a slow and painful death.

Let’s talk facts:

*North Carolina is in the TOP 10 states for Heartworm INFECTION.

* Heartworm is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.

* Heartworm is preventable through a monthly chewable or a semi-annual injection.

* There is NO treatment for Heartworm in cats, harder to diagnose, but deadly if contracted.

* Your Dog, Cat or Ferret can contract Heartworm YEAR ROUND, it only takes one infected mosquito bite to transmit the disease.

* HW cannot be transmitted from pet to pet, only through a bite from the infected mosquito.

* A study done at NC State University concluded 24% of infected CATS were INDOOR CATS

* Prevention is far more EFFECTIVE and less costly than treatment. And FAR LESS PAINFUL for your pet.

If your beloved family pet has not been tested or is not on a Heartworm preventative, do it now! It is recommended they be tested each year, even while on preventative, to be certain of continued protection.

Schedule a visit with your trusted Vet and get your fur kids protected today!

If you would like more information on Heartworm Disease, Protection, Facts and Treatment you can certainly speak to your Veterinarian or check out the links below.

    Heart photo from AHS

The American Heartworm Society and Dr’s. Fosters and Smith provided research for this article.

https://www.heartwormsociety.org/
https://m.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?aid=600