Weekly Adoption Hours
Visit us at PetSmart in Traverse City 7 days per week! More Details.
Saturday, November 5
Don't miss the 2016 AC PAW Christmas Craft Show! The day also includes pet microchipping and Photos with Santa Paws. More Details.
Donations are a vital part of the AC PAW existence. Without your help, AC PAW’s success would not be possible. 94% of every dollar raised is used for direct care (food, kennels, veterinarian care, etc.) for the thousands of dogs and cats we save.
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AC PAW PET OF THE WEEK
Oreo was living under a shed in someone's backyard last winter. A kind neighbor tried to befriend him, but every time she approached Oreo, he ran away. One day she noticed he had a large neck wound. She made a shelter on her porch and began feeding him. Eventually, she gained his trust, and one day when she opened the door he walked into her house. Luckily for Oreo, his rescuer was a nurse. After cleaning his wound, she realized he needed medical attention. She took him to a veterinarian for treatment and then AC PAW took him under its wing. Oreo easily adjusted to his new life in a foster home and his injury healed quickly. He is a very laid back boy who likes to play and cuddle in bed. He is a lap cat on his own terms. In the evening, he prefers to lay on someone’s stomach to watch TV. Oreo is very curious about all human activity. He enjoys hanging out with his foster dad doing guy chores and intently watches his foster parents clean house (he really likes the Swiffer). Oreo is 1 1/2 years old. He would do best in an adult home. Since he has been an only cat in his foster home, we don't know how he would react to another cat. He might do well with an older dog if introduced slowly. Oreo has food allergies so he must be fed a limited ingredient diet. If you would like to adopt Oreo or would like more information, please fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire or contact us today.
Every year between 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters across the United States. Out of that number, 3 to 4 million are euthanized simply because there are not enough homes for them.
- Humane Society of the United States
AC PAW started as a vision of two people, Brian Manley and June McGrath, to ensure a safe haven for animals from abuse, hunger, disease, and death. AC PAW was founded to give these animals a second chance at life. We all know too well the over-population problem happening at animal shelters, so one of our core missions is to spay/neuter all of our rescued animals prior to adoption. We are officially in our 20th year of volunteer service, with a handful of dedicated volunteers and a small number of donors. AC PAW began on July 1, 1995 and was officially incorporated on Jan 16, 1996. During this time we have rescued and placed nearly 10,000 dogs and cats into loving homes. We are always looking for animal lovers willing to put some time and effort into volunteering or becoming a foster home. Any kind of donations such as financial support, pet food, litter, blankets, towels, collars, or any kind of miscellaneous items would also be greatly appreciated.