“Paw It Forward” Program Launched

| November 30, 2012
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The Warrensburg Animal Shelter has launched a special program to help hard-to-adopt pets find homes.

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“Paw it Forward” allows people who are not able to adopt their own pets to contribute.  Jacob said shelter workers will pick out animals who don’t typically find permanent homes as fast as others, and donations will be made toward their adoption fees.

“Animals such as predominantly black dogs and cats that are over six months old, certain breeds, animals who are considered senior pets, or animals that maybe have disabilities that could make them not as highly adoptable as some of the other ones,” said Jacob.

The lower fee is expected to increase the likelihood these animals will get adopted.  Three of the four animals in the pilot program have already found homes.

Jacob can be reached at (660) 747-7156 or at sarahj@warrensburg-mo.com.

Press Release from the City of Warrensburg

The Warrensburg Animal Shelter will launch a new sponsorship program for their furry residents on December 1, 2012. Just in time for the holiday season, the new program offers shelter supporters the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a shelter animal. Best of all, sponsors can do this from the comfort of their own homes.

“Paw it Forward” is designed for those who may not be able to adopt a pet but want to assist them in finding a forever home with loving owners. “Paw It Forward” is a simple way to noticeably affect the life of a homeless shelter pet by donating toward the adoption fee for currently available pets that are eligible for sponsorship.

Pets eligible for sponsorship are selected by shelter staff and include those with a great potential for being adopted but have characteristics that make them less desirable including: predominantly black cats and dogs over the age of six months; senior pets; animals that need to be adopted in pairs; and any pet that shelter staff feels needs help the most in order to be adopted.

By choosing to sponsor a pet, the likelihood that pet will be adopted increases with the added incentive that the adoption fee is dramatically lower or already paid by the kindness of sponsors.

Warrensburg Animal Shelter is located at 37 SW 101 Rd. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12pm-5pm; Wednesday from 12pm-6pm; and Saturday from 11am-2pm. They are closed on Sunday and Monday.

For more information on “Paw It Forward”, please contact Sarah Jacob, Animal Shelter Manager, at (660) 747-7156.

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