November 2010

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to remember everything in your life that you are thankful for. All of us at APAWS are thankful for our volunteers and supporters who play such an important role in rescuing animals in Baton Rouge! We are also thankful for our personal animals and our fosters who bring such joy to our lives.

Howl-o-weenie Hot Dog Sale & Give-a-Treat Pet Food Drive

Thank you to everyone who made this a huge success!!!

We raised a total of $378.40!

We also received:
8 bags of dog food
8 bags of cat food
3 containers of cat litter
1 dog jacket
1 carrier
grooming tools
1 scratching post

We would also like to thank those who donated food, baked goods and their time:
Kerri & Dave Bancke
The Funny Bone
Books A Million off of Siegen
Claire Gremillion
Terry Orillion and Peregrine Corporation
Kevin & Geri O'Connor
PetSmart off of Siegen
Randy, Linda & Clay Polk
Barbara Price
Natalie Smith
Stephenie Thiery

Christmas Stockings

Get a unique gift for your pet and support APAWS at the same time! Each stocking will contain toys and homemade treats for your Stockingpet. We are offering different stockings for small and large dogs, so please make the appropriate selection when you order. If you already have a stocking for your pet we are also offering all the goodies without the stocking! The small dog stocking will have treats and toys sized for your small dog. The large dog stocking will have treats and toys sized for your large dog. The cat stocking will have cat toys and treats.

All stockings will be made to order. You can order online at our website or by giving this form to one of our volunteers.  We will accept orders until December 12, payment is due at the time the order is made.

Stocking Delivery - Stockings will be available for pick-up at the Airline PetSmart during the Santa Paws event on December 18 & 19. If you prefer to have your stocking shipped an additional charge of $4.95 per stocking will be added to your total. Stockings will be shipped the weekend of December 18 & 19 via USPS Priority mail.

Upcoming Santa Paws Pictures

PetSmart is once again hosting pet pictures with Santa this year. Come visit APAWS when we are taking pictures. It is a great way for you to get a cute keepsake of your pet with Santa and support APAWS!

December 11th & 12th at the PetSmart off of Siegen
December 18th & 19th at the PetSmart on Airline

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with the Santa pictures please send us an email to info@apawspets.org.

Happy Tails Books - Contest!

Please take a second to vote for APAWS (Animal Protection and Welfare Society) in the first annual Rescue of the Year competition sponsored by Happy Tails Books! Happy Tails Books publishes books about rescue animals. One of our special needs rescues Susan "Sue" will be in the upcoming "Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories About Cats" book.

To vote and learn about Happy Tails Books please go here:

If you decide to order a book from Happy Tails please type Animal Protection and Welfare Society (APAWS) in the "which rescue would you like to benefit" box. We appreciate your donation!

Ben, Jerry, Bob and Natalie

These four pups were rescued from Houma animal control right before they were scheduled to be euthanized. They were not adopted or taken by PupsPupsanother rescue because of missing fur. Their missing fur was a simple fungal infection that was easily treated. Their fur started growing back immediately and they were well on their way to recovery.

Unfortunately, they broke with parvo- a disease known and feared by many dog owners and all dog rescuers. The pups received veterinary treatment including hospitalization when necessary. The little girl, Natalie, was not able to win her fight against parvo and passed away. Her brothers, Ben, Jerry and Bob are all doing well. Ben never showed any signs of illness and was able to stay with his foster mom. Jerry and Bob are doing very well and are expected to come home this week.