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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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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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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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“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!

Become A Sponsor Register Your Team
~ Kelly Larson
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Lowes Foods of Knightdale Supply Drive – March 18th 11 AM to 2PM

 Banjo @ Lowes Foods
Banjo @ Lowes Foods
Come Help Us, And Meet Banjo!

Hello Folks!

My name is Banjo and I am one lucky dog! Why? Because I was chosen (mostly due to my good looks) to represent the wonderfully amazing Paws For Life Animal Rescue at their Knightdale Lowes Foods supply drive this weekend. Since I am a 100% bona-fide good old' local boy, isn't it wonderful that a store known for promoting the idea of "homegrown shopping" is hosting our drive? And yes ladies, I am available!

If you need to get a little grocery shopping in, please stop by the Knightdale Lowes Foods store on . The Paws For Life team will give you a hearty hello and let you know of any items we are in need of... in case you would like to make a donation!

Let me tell you a little more about me. I am a 3-4 year old Lab/Hound mix. I love my people and love to be babied and snuggle in blankets with you... and belly rubs are THE BEST! When it comes to other dogs, I don't like little dogs and I don't like other guys (the cramp my style), but I do love the ladies and wouldn't mind having one in my forever home. I like to go on walks, but I take my job as your protector very seriously and see it as my job to protect you from other dogs while out on walks. So, a fenced yard would be best for me... or some "sensitivity" training for me on how to walk like a gentleman.

Hope to see you there!

Lowes Foods of Knightdale
3001 Wide Waters Parkway
Wide Waters Commons Shopping Center
Knightdale, NC 27545
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Adoption Events – March 18th 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!

Petco — Knightdale ()

Knightdale Petco Cats - March 18th
  • Punkin: This gorgeous 2 year old young man with the flaming red hair looks like a Persian kitty but is smaller in size. He likes to "head butt" you when you feed him and enjoys laying in your lap. His second favorite thing (besides eating) is to knead his bed with his big paws. He just looks so adorable when he does that. He is a shy guy so a quiet home would be best for him. His docile nature and good looks makes him the perfect cat for a single, couple or senior person. See his WRAL Pet Of The Day Debut
  • Cheeto: This slim "ginger boy" is affectionate and loves to be loved on by his people. He likes other kitties, so he would do great in a home with another kitty or even a cat savvy dog! He just doesn't like to be alone. He would do well with children because he is gentle and doesn't bite or scratch when picked up.
  • Hope: Hope and her sister Grace were born to a stray - but a nice lady brought the family inside and raised them with love. Hope is the sweetest girl. Very laid back but also playful. Loves to get attention and held like a baby for belly rubs and nose kisses. She has such a beautiful coat and a face that will melt your heart. She would love someone to give her lots of attention and love.
  • Grace: Grace, Hope's sister, was also born to a stray - but a nice lady took both them in and raised them with love. We took them into our program to help find loving homes for them. Grace is a loving girl that loves attention. She is also curious about what is around her. She will come to you talking. If she is looking for her you can hear her walking around the house talking to find you. She loves to play with her sister and run throughout the house. If you are looking for a baby with tons of energy Grace is your girl!

Petco — Wake Forest ()

Wake Forest Petco Cats - March 18th
  • Cyndel: Cyndel is absolutely one of the friendliest cats you will ever meet. She loves people, other cats, and even dogs. She never has a bad day.....she's always outgoing and loving. Since she has no fear of dogs, she needs to be around only cat friendly dogs. She's young (around 3 years old or quite possibly younger), very reliably litter box trained, and felv and fiv negative.
  • Tammy: Tammy is a two and one half year old female tabby. She was rescued from Animal Control along with her five kittens on August 1, 2016. Now it is time for Tammy to find her forever home. Fitting in with personal after some time, and would probably fit in with a mature dog. She loves to play with ribbons, springs, toys on a stick and just finds things like kitties will do. She loves to go onto the screened in porch to watch the birds and sounds of nature. She has been spayed, micro chipped and is current on all her vaccinations. She is ready to go to a new home.
  • Shyla: Shyla is a very sweet, quiet, and gentle girl who we rescued from a kill shelter. She is 1-2 years old. She is affectionate and likes to be petted although it might take her a moment to warm up to a stranger. She is playful and her favorite toy is a long piece of felt on a stick which she loves to chase. She does great with other cats. Shyla would do best in an adult home without small children. She is spayed, current on shots, dewormed, microchipped, and negative for Felv/fiv.
  • Anna: 2yo 6lb - "The sweetest cat ever," claims Anna's foster mom. Rescued from a rural kill shelter, Anna is extremely friendly, affectionate, and wants nothing more than to be with her people. She has a sweet, soft chirp that she will let out when she's about to jump on your lap where she will settle in to cuddle and nuzzle. Anna's black fur is so velvet-soft that petting her will comfort you. Anna is only six pounds fully grown so she will always be a petite girl who is out of the frisky kitten stage. At two years old, Anna has great litter box manners, uses a scratching post if she even chooses to scratch anything, and loves soft treats. She has an absolutely delightful personality and is one of the most loving kitties you will ever meet. She is good with other cats but sometimes gets picked on due to her small size. She is not afraid of dogs, and loves people. She would be great as an only pet or with other pets who are very accepting of newcomers

Paws For Life Dog Team Adoption Events

The Paws For Life dog team will be at Petco Wake Forest and Petsmart Wake Forest .

Petco — Wake Forest ()

Petco Dogs - March 18th
  • Dougie: Hound/Shepherd; 68 lbs; loves his people; specializes in giving big sloppy kisses; good with kids & female dogs; has been cat tested, and did well!
  • 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
  • Hershey: Lab/Rottweiler mix; cute little girl with an estimated birthday of 12/28/16
  • Lucy: Beagle/Lab mix; 25 lbs; sweet, shy girl; dog & cat friendly; likes people but needs time to warm up to you; she is looking for a stable, quiet home and a desire to share your warm bed
  • Xena: 2 yr old Boxer mix; shy but loving girl that LOVES attention & treats; great with other dogs & cats; loves to run and play; crate trained & house trained

Petsmart — Wake Forest ()

Petsmart Dogs - March 18th
  • 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 Read her story.
  • 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
  • Sam: Hound; 45 lbs; VERY SWEET boy; crate trained, but can be left uncrated with no worries; house trained; good on leash, but needs occasional motivation to keep walking once started; GREAT with kids of all ages
  • 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
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