Sunday, Feb 21st
Please join AC PAW and Northwoods Animal Coalition to help raise funds for spaying and neutering in northern Michigan! More Details.
February 12 - 14, 2016
Open your heart this Valentine's Day weekend to a rescue pet in need. Visit us at PetSmart Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to meet our rescue cats and dogs. 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.
Please show your support today!
AC PAW PET OF THE WEEK
Meet six-toed Maizzie! Hemingway would have loved this beautiful gray polydactyl tiger cat. Maizzie was found abandoned and very pregnant in a Traverse City park in late July. It was just a few days before the big storm on August 2, 2015. On August 8th she delivered 8 darling baby kittens who have all been adopted. Maizzie was a wonderful, loving mother to them all and loved having us, her foster moms, around to help take care of and play with the kitties throughout their time with her. Maizzie is a very sweet, affectionate, and bonds easily with people, but something in her background has made it so she does not trust other animals. Because of this fear we feel she should live in a home as an only pet. If you want a cat that will bond with you one-on-one and is beautiful and very loving, this is the cat for you! Maizzie has so much love and companionship to give. Please open up your heart and we promise Maizzie will give you more love than you can imagine in return. Because of Maizzie's fear of other animals, we feel bringing her to PetSmart for AC PAW adoption days would be too stressful for her. Maizzie will remain at her foster home until we find the right loving and lucky forever companion and home for her. What an extra special Valentine's Day gift you would be giving yourself. Maizzie is a true Valentine's Day sweetheart. If you are interested in meeting her, please fill out our 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 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.