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AC PAW PET OF THE WEEK!
When Baby Ruth's mom came to AC PAW over two years ago, she was pregnant and gave birth to four kittens. Baby Ruth's mom and siblings were adopted a long time ago. Baby Ruth had some health concerns at first, so wasn't quite ready for adoption. She has been doing very well and has been up for adoption for some time, but for reasons unknown, because she is such a sweetheart, Baby Ruth is still with us.Baby Ruth, or as her foster mom calls her "Miss Ruth" is the queen of the castle in her foster home. She is a great cat with an outstanding disposition and is very well behaved. She is not much of a lap kitty, but she does like to be carried in your arms like a baby and loves to snuggle with you in bed. She loves to be chased and play with her toys, especially her toy mice. Miss Ruth is creative and entertaining and will keep you laughing all the time. Her foster mom says she is a joy to have around the house. She is a very social kitty who loves to have visitors. She is a beautiful short hair gray tabby. Her mother was a Manx, so Baby Ruth was born without a tail as well, just like her mom. She will be three years old in April. Her ideal forever home would have no others cats as she doesn't get along well with other cats. A cat-friendly dog would be okay, but she would need to be introduced slowly. In addition to her dry food, Baby Ruth will need to have a special moist food. She is a wonderful cat who would be just the best friend and companion. She is hoping someone will open up their heart and give her a chance. If you would like to meet Baby Ruth, please fill out our pre-adoption questionnaire to set up a meet and greet 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 begining 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 over 9,000 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.