Sunday, February 8, 2009

PAWS - For the Love of Cats

Every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. is the same. I wake up after sleeping in, I love my weekends for that very own reason. Another reason I love my weekend is my excitement to help out at the PAWS Animal Shelter here in West Linn. It's a small no-kill cat shelter dedicated to placing many homeless cats and kittens into loving and caring homes. The owner Sharon is an angel to me. To dedicate her life to finding homes to these helpless creatures is so selfless and just wonderful. This weekend she was sick at home and no wonder, she works so much and so hard, not just here but for many other wonderful purposes in her life. Checkout her website. It's cute, she names her cats after celebrities when they come in. The pictures don't seem to be working on the website but I will let Sharon know.

I typically meet two other women there on Sundays, Sheila and Stacie. They are the sweetest two gals to work with. They educated me on everything there is to know when volunteering there. They are so dedicated to taking care of these sweet cats and making sure they are loved and taken care of at the shelter. I am proud to become a part of that family. :) Here are a few pictures of some of the cute little kitties waiting to find forever homes, although they are QUITE happy where they're at :)

This weekend Tami (my friend I had tea with Saturday) and her sister, Michelle came with me to help out! I was so happy! We had about 8 volunteers there this weekend. :)

Aren't these two the cutest. They just love sleeping together.


Hey lady, you and me, your car, closing time. You can take me home and I'll love ya forever. *wink*

This sweet little guy was full of love this weekend.

This is sweet, sweet Sunday. She was hit by a car and left on the road for two days until she was discovered and brought to the shelter. Her back end is mostly paralyzed so she scoots around with her front paws. Despite her disability she is always PURRRRRING....and all she wants is lots of love. She gets a lot of attention from all of us. She's as happy as can be!


Gotta love that face. He's a playful big guy. He fell asleep in my arms last weekend while I was brushing him. :)

Just sleeping or hanging out is what they do.

Oh and eating....

And playing....

And looking cute....

And looking beautiful....

And you can't help but to cuddle them...all of 'em!

Although these guys don't have homes yet, rest assured they are WELL taken care of. Sharon knows exactly who needs special care, at what times, etc.

If you are ever in the area, please stop by and see these cute guys or even adopt one or two or three! :) If you are unable to do that any donation would help these guys. :) I might need another one. :) If you have it in your heart, rescue an animal and they will thank you forever.

xoxo

23 comments:

Anya said...

What a sweet kitties all :))))
I think that gray one is specialy for you, Quincy and mocha find him a very nice friend hahaha.... I would also immediately take one cat !!!

Kareltje is 10 years ago found on the street :((
He was kicked out the door somewhere:((
He was dumped because his boss was on vacation :(
We have adopted him, and with us he has a life as a king :))
Goodnight :D

AndreaLeigh said...

what a GREAT cause! thank you for calling attention to this and thank you for volunteering!

Nina's Culinary Creations said...

How cute are they!!!!!!!
Good job Michelle!

soulchocolate@hotmail.com said...

I love your photographs of the kitties, it's easy to see how your passion for cats shines right through! Especially the photo with you in it hugging the kitty, love that pose!!!! everyone say AWWW.......

Tracey said...

Michelle, what great company.. they all look too irresistable!! Who could resist any of those faces? We have a shelter in Winthrop, Maine that dedicates itself to only cats and kittens and has one rule...Everyone gets places or they live there forever.. there is no ..you know... all the cats will live a long and happy life. Great job in stepping it up to Voluteer for a cause you believe in..

April said...

It's always great to give of your time to such a wonderful cause! Happy Monday!

Janet said...

Awwwwww they all look like they've been given the "Michelle" touch! Lots of lovin goin on here!

Chrissy said...

Oh what a lovely post!!! Just wanted to tell you I get ALL my crowns at Urban Barn.... got two of those little ones for $3 each...glad you came by!!!

Heather said...

that's so wonderful you do this for the kitties. they are too cute!

Catherine Holman said...

What a great cause! I love that winking cat. We have 2 cats and 1 dog. They are our family. We adopted our dog and got the cats from a friend who lives in the country. Pets are such a blessing!
Hugs,
Cathie

Sweet Sage said...

What a great way to spend your Sundays! Both YOU and Sharon are truly angels. All the kitties are sooooo adorable! I'm certain they appreciate you and your generous heart very much ...
kim

Pam said...

Good for you. It would be hard to resist any of their cute little faces.

The Blonde Duck said...

I would take some home if I wasn't allergic and if I knew Queen Bitty wouldn't make their life hell. You're so sweet to volunteer every Sunday!

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Dawn said...

you're wonderful to post all this. thank you for volunteering your time for the sweet kitties. and god bless your friends for running it.

Zaroga said...

They are so cute. Frank won't let me in such places... I would bring every occupant home with me :-)

Patti said...

What sweet pictures! That's awesome that you volunteer. I would want to take so many animals home I just know it! Glad you are feeling better and that you had a nice weekend!

Shabby Addict said...

Aww, how cute are those kitties! I wish I were closer so I could help out! I bet they have one around my area though.. I am totally going to look into it!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh, they are all so cute! How wonderful that you volunteer your time there.

Tea Time With Melody said...

Oh these cats are wonderful. I wish I could have more. I believe Tigger is getting her site back! Tonight my sons girlfriend tossed some black socks onto the couch from the dryer and Tigger followed the movement. I had Alicia do it 3times and each time she followed the socks. Then I started to block her path and instead of hitting it straight on she went around! I am praying. Maybe this was temporary....:)

texasdaisey said...

I would have a hard time picking so I would just take one of each. Of course that is why I currently have 12 Cats. 2 of my babies sadly went missing.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh I want to thank you for helping make these darling cats lifes a bit happier. People like you are so special.

I help out with dog rescues and I know how many people it takes to take care of one unwanted animal. So that they get a loving home. I wish the day would come that every animal would have a safe and wonderful home.

Hugs,
Joanne

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Michelle
Thanks for showing us all the lovely cats you help. It's great you volunteer for such a worthy cause.
Lindsay

Donna said...

Michelle, these little guys are just too sweet... I cannot even imagine someone hitting a kitty and leaving it laying in the road...And how many people must have driven by that poor baby - for two days? I just love them all... The all black long hair reminds me so much of my handsome boy who I lost a year ago December... What a beautiful shelter. I love shelters that allow kitties to roam free rather than being stacked in cages. It's so much more like a 'home' atmosphere. ... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage