Plumas Animal Welfare Society – the CATHOUSE in Quincy
The Plumas Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a private, non-profit cat rescue organization founded in 1999. It was established by a Plumas County resident concerned with the life, health and welfare of felines in and around Quincy, California and all over Plumas County.
With the cooperation of Plumas County Animal Control, PAWS has found families and new homes for over 3,000 cats. These cats and kittens have been adopted into caring responsible homes. Annually, PAWS rescues over 400 cats and kittens. They provide medical care, as needed, immunizations and ensures that all cats over 10 weeks of age are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
The Plumas Animal Welfare Society opened “The Cathouse” Adoption Center in 2001 to expand the scope and professionalism of their rescue efforts. In 2002, they began the Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP). This allows them to distribute spay/neuter discount certificates to Plumas County residents who would otherwise be unable to afford the cost of this surgery for their pets.
PAWS’ plans for the future include expanded spay/neuter campaigns and more humane education programs. These should promote a community awareness of the consequences of our mistakes and carelessness.
PAWS depends on donations from pet lovers. The organization is not funded by any other group or government agency. Contributions are vital to their work and their survival and are fully tax deductible.
PAWS is staffed only by volunteers. There are no salaried employees. They need more volunteers for adoption events, as regular shelter workers and with administrative tasks.
Visit The CATHOUSE at 2453 East Main Street, Quincy, California. You can also call 530.283.5433. If you would like to send a donation in support of PAWS’ efforts, please mail to P.O.Box 125, Quincy, CA 95971. PAWS only rescues from Plumas County Animal Control. No private party surrenders please.
View pictures and information about the available cat and kitten rescues at the Plumas Animal Welfare Society page on PetFinders.com