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PAWS - Pets Abandoned Wanting Support

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Past Events

The main source of funding for PAWS is events. We host activities such as a Pet Memorial Picnic, Howling Funfest, Jingle PAWS, Rummage Sales, and a Pet Parade

2007 Fun for pets and people

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12/8/07 Jingle Pledge for PAWS - Held at the Staples Community Center we received $500 in pledges and made another $500 in Silent Auction Sales! We also had over $100 in sales at our Bake Sale! We 5 crafters at this event who also added to our proceeds. The event made almost $1200 to help Stray and Abandoned Pets!!! THANK YOU ALL!!!!!

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10/28/07 PAWS HOWLIN FUNFEST! We had a nice crowd this year and costume contest entries included 20 dogs, 3 cats, a cockatiel and hermit crabs.... I know your wondering what kind of costumes the bird and crabs came in so I will tell you the cockatiel was a vampire complete with a castle made around his cage our shelled friends were "crabs" of the carribean they brought their heat lamp and had their whole habitat decked out in Pirate theme. We added a pumpkin decorating contest this year where contestants brought their carved or otherwise decorated pumpkins from home to show off their creative abilities! We also had a lot of success with the kids carnival corner! Thanks to all the help of our volunteers that made this happen!

6/16/2007 -PAWS Pet Memorial Picnic in Wadena MN at the Sunnybrook Bark Park. We had about 25 people and their dogs show up for a potluck lunch and fun dog games such as a scavenger hunt, dress-up race, "bobbing for tennis balls", and a four-legged race. We had hoped for a few more people to show up but had a blast all the same. Special thanks to Pastor Dot Bull of Motley Methodist for our "Blessing of the Animals".

Event Committee - We are always in need of volunteers to help plan and work at our events. Please give us a call if you would like to get involved and be a part of this fun and rewarding opportunity.

Make sure to check out our Upcoming Events page to see all the fun things we have planned to help save stray and abandoned pets and promote the human animal bond.

2006 Events

February - Wadena Health Fair. Our theme was "the Power of the PAW", educating the public on ways animals help keep us healthy.

March - Cat Show - Verndale Lions Bldg. 70 people and 23 cats took part in the cat show. We made a net of $1500 from sponsor donations, silent auction, our "wheel of fortune", people's choice votes and free donations for the food.

May - Rummage Sale held at the Verndale Lions Bldg. Quality sale items are always welcome for this annual event. Thanks again to Randy & Judy Beaver for our Verndale Lions Bldg. space. $200 from food sales and a profit of $988 total was earned at this event.

June - Pet Memorial Picnic -22 dogs and friends enjoyed a service by Father John Husbands followed by a potluck lunch, games, and a scavenger hunt for dogs.

July - Pet Parade & Photos - There were over 25 entrants including 5 goats, dogs, cats, and Hazel the cow who took first place for the second year in a row!

October - Howlin' Funfest & Raffle - Our biggest turnout ever! 88 people and approximately 45 dogs, a rabbit and a gerbil enjoyed the fun and games for our fall celebration and costume contest.

December - Jingle PAWS - Thanks to sponsors, the Aldrich Lions building (donated the fee for the horse drawn hay rides)and the City of Aldrich (use of Aldrich Community Center) We had a fun day with a silent auction, bake sale and contest, hay rides and carols by the bonfire.