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PAWS (Pets are Worth Saving)

BLDG J-1260, Yokosuka-shi, Japan
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We are a 100% volunteer operated non-profit animal shelter sanctioned by CFAY. We are not affiliated with any other rescue or re-homing organizations. Our Mission:
Our mission is to care for and adopt out unwanted animals while supporting CFAY by educating the community about controlling the feline population and responsible pet ownership.

Our Services:
    - Placing new dogs and cats in forever homes
    - Receiving surrendered dogs and cats as a LAST RESORT
    - Rescuing adoptable stray animals that have been found on military installations
    - Conducting spay-and-release of feral cats
    - Providing education in responsible pet ownership to the CFAY community
    - Providing volunteer opportunities for the local community and commands

President - Sam Knepper
Vice President - Alexandra Lemay
Treasurer - Vanessa Pietrzyk
Secretary - Anne Brauer


Good evening everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that we currently are getting more cats/kittens into the shelter with the next several weeks. As soon as these animals are ready for adoption, we will post their stories on here. Thank you for following our page!

We now have a miniature schnauzer ready for adoption! He has received all of his vaccines and is eager to meet his new family. Pictures will be available soon, however you are more than welcome to visit him every Tuesday from 5PM-6:30PM for adoption night. We will see you soon!

PAWS will be open for adoption tomorrow Tuesday, March 22 at 17:00 (5:00pm) - 18:30! We hope to see you there!

Hello again! We would like to inform everyone that our adoption nights are only on Tuesday from 1600-1800 (4-6pm). This is only temporary as there is only one cat ready for adoption right now. We hope to see you soon!

Hello everyone! Our treasurer and I spent some time at the shelter today. We did lots of planning and discussing about upcoming events for PAWS! One of the things that we would like to see happen is a landscape change for the shelter! I would like to get the building painted another color, have the grass mowed, the dog run cleaned up, and possibly have a new flower bed to brighten up the place! I would really like this to be done when it starts warming up and am thinking the first weekend of May. Would there be anyone interested in helping? If you are interested in volunteering for PAWS please contact us at Also, on May 14th, we will be setting up a table in the red brick area along with the NEX who is hosting a pet show. We would like to have a bake sale. We want to know if anyone would be willing to assist in donating some baked goodies for this. Please, let us know if you can! Lastly, we would like our community to know that they can support PAWS by purchasing PAWS shirts, hats, and water bottles that can be purchased from the board members at the event on the event of May 14th in the red brick area. All proceeds will go tot he shelter! Just stop by our booth to show your support! Thanks everyone!

Timeline Photos

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Timeline Photos

We are currently looking for care shift volunteers for this week, if you have training, and are available for an am or pm shift, please let us know. Thank you!

Thanks to all those who visited PAWS for our January adoption event. We are pleased to announce that ALL animals were paired with families. Our shelter will re-open when we receive more animals. Spring kitten season is around the corner! If you are on base and notice a litter of kittens, please contact PAWS and we will assist with the rescue process.

The first 2016 PAWS adoption event will take place on Saturday, January 23rd at 11am. The PAWS Board is thrilled to hear from so many families who are eager to adopt at this event. We are committed to pairing each animal with his or her perfect "forever family." Due to the numerous inquiries, this adoption event will NOT offer same-day adoptions. Each family will have the opportunity to submit an adoption application for the animal they prefer. The Board will consider all applications and notify families within one week. We appreciate your patience as we have worked to plan this event. See you at PAWS!

How to Make a Feral Cat Shelter

Have you been bundling up to survive the wintry temperatures? Feral cats must brave the cold on their own and often resort to dangerous hiding places to seek refuge. How about helping them out by building a feral shelter? This video tutorial is easy to follow and the materials are inexpensive. Set them out wherever you notice a feral colony. These cats will be very grateful!

Photos from PAWS (Pets are Worth Saving)'s post

Four PAWS kittens relax after a long day of playing. Each are sporting colorful collars, a Christmas gift from their foster family. They are enjoying the final weeks of foster care and will be available for adoption later this month. A date for the next PAWS adoption event is coming soon-- stay tuned!

Photos from PAWS (Pets are Worth Saving)'s post


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