Friday April 5th
Join the Traverse City Roller Derby for their Annual Birthday Bash! More details.
Friday - Sunday, April 26th - 28th
Open your heart to a rescued dog or cat searching for their forever home.More details.
AC PAW's founders encourage you to subscribe to the on line magazine PetFriendsMagazine Every real animal lover will find this read interesting as editor Jennifer Isabelle writes about many different issues that effect our friends. Many of us are not as aware as we should be about all the issues, both local and broader, and this magazine will bring insight and provoke thought. We want to thank the editor of PetFriendsMagazine for this effort on behalf of the animals.
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, veternarian care, etc.) for the thousands of dogs and cats we save.
Please show your support today!
AC PAW PET OF THE WEEK!
Angus was transferred from Wexford Animal Control to A C Paw. He was missing patches of hair and the vet believes it was from flea allergies. After lots of loving Care from his foster mom, his fur is starting to come back, but it will take a little time before Angus has his full coat back. Angus is such a nice kitty. He was a stray and has been thru so much. It will take him A little while to warm up and learn to trust. This kitty deserves a chance to have a good life in a loving home.. He will need someone who will understand his needs and will faithfully treat him for his allergies. Angus is a two year old very handsome black kitty with medium length hair. You can meet him at Petsmart or, for more information please contact us today.
Feral communities in Traverse City and the outlying areas have become a very serious issue. While most people are feeding all the cats, AC Paw is receiving calls every day as to what can we do to help all these animals. Educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering has been one of our main goals. But that is not being done and more and more litters of kittens are being born every year. Many of them do not survive. Some are born very sick, they are killed by predators, or their mother is killed or hit by a car. Some freeze to death in the winter. This has been very hard for any rescue group to see happen, but the calls we receive are overwhelming not only for feral communities, but for animals that are stray, abandon, abused or owner relinquished due to life changes. AC Paw has tried to help as much as we can, but we are limited on our volunteers , our foster homes and on our finances. We rely on our donations to keep going and with the economy being so slow right now our donations are way down and our expenses way up.
We are reaching out to the community, who has been so supportive of AC Paw over the years.
We would like to start live trapping in some of these feral communities, spay, neuter and release these animals. Most can never be family pets as they have never been socialized. Once a feral cat is over four months old, the chances of socializing them is almost impossible. Our goal is to stop them from reproducing and find them a safe place to live.
AC Paw is hoping the community will open up their heart and understand what we need to accomplish these goals. We are in desperate need of people who have a barn and will house these cats once they are spayed and neutered where they will supply food and water for them and a warm place to live in the winter. We are in need of financial help and volunteers to help us with this tremendous project.
Again, AC Paw is asking the community for their support. We are also reaching out to the local veterinarians for their personal and financial help in spaying and neutering the cats once they are caught.
If you would like to help in any way, please contact AC Paw by email.
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. As we all know to well, the over population problem happening at animal shelters, A C PAW was founded to give the animals a second chance at life. We are officially begining our 15th year of volunteer service, with a handful of dedicated volunteers and a small number of donors. A C PAW began on July 1, 1995 and officially incorporated on Jan 16, 1996. During this time we have rescued and placed nearly 5,300 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, blankets, towels, collars, any kind of misc items would also be greatly appreciated.