PAWS of NELA SPAY-NEUTER SERVICES, Inc.
PAWS

The PAWS of Northeast Louisiana Spay-Neuter Services, Inc is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit charity. All donations are tax deductible.

Home Stretch

Thank you to all of our MVP donors.

     "Single" Donors

          Nick Marble                    Danielle DeLancey         Kimberly Gebhardt
          Kristi Liles                         Jennifer Lynch

     "Double" Donors

          Alice Whitaker               Janette Dooley                Jennifer Girard
          Julie Lewis

     "Triple" Donors

       Julie Lewis                       Cathy Bond                       Jan Haneline
       Susan Garlington     
      Michelle Gathright           Annette Woodcock
       Barbara McIntosh 

     "Home Run" Donors

       Amy Linder

     "Grand Slam" Donors


June 2011 - RAISE THE ROOF!

Spay-Neuter Services is about to become a reality! We began this endeavor in August of 2009 & in just a few more months we will be saving lives in NE Louisiana. We need your help to "Raise the Roof" of 1601 Southern Ave in Monroe, LA. If each of our facebook or email friends donates just $2, we can raise $10,000. How easy is that? Just $2. Check out our chip in to donate & watch the progress. $10,000 from June 1 to June 15.

March 2011 - Dreaming BIG pays off

PAWS Spay-Neuter Services is the proud owner of a 4000 square foot building located at 1601 Southern Ave in Monroe. This building is just another step closer to putting an end to the pet overpopulation in NE Louisiana. Spay/Neuter Services will be altering our community, one pet at a time.

August 2009 - DREAM BIG

We have some exciting news to share with you that will save the lives of thousands of dogs and cats in our community every year! PAWS of NE Louisiana will be opening a low cost spay/neuter center here in Ouachita Parish.

Why is this such a big deal to us? The Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter alone takes in over 9,000 dogs, puppies, cats & kittens every year and nearly 7,000 of them are put to death. That's 75% of all animals taken in. Many more homeless animals suffer on the streets and in Animal Control facilities in surrounding Parishes.

The reason? Owned pets as well as stray dogs and cats are reproducing so fast that no shelter, no matter how large or state of the art, would be big enough to house them all. Litters of puppies and kittens are dumped at the shelter at an alarming rate.

Adoption and rescue programs save the lives of very few of them but over the last 6 years, it has become very clear that we can NOT adopt our way out of this epidemic. We have operated a Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program since the inception of PAWS in 2003 and the number of dogs and cats being put to death in our area is still at an unacceptable level.

Learn why a spay/neuter facility is so desperately needed in our area.

We will no longer accept euthanasia as an acceptable method of population control! The ONLY way to stop this problem is through widespread spay and neuter.

At our proposed facility, PAWS of NE Louisiana Spay Neuter Services, Inc., we will provide low-cost, high-volume high-quality spay/neuter services and will target low income pet owners, as well as shelter & rescue animals and feral cat populations in Northeast Louisiana. We will serve 13 Parishes and our goal is to spay or neuter 6,000 animals per year.

We will plan, develop and implement a facility based on the Humane Alliance National Spay/Neuter Response Team (NSNRT) model. This model allows for the NSNRT staff to provide training, mentoring and support to our staff. To learn more please visit the Humane Alliance online and watch the informational video below.

Building this facility will be NO small undertaking. It will be a challenge but one that we are up to conquering in order to save the lives of thousands of animals every year....we know that we can do it with YOUR help!!

We are at ground zero and will gladly accept ANY donation that will help get our facility up and running from monetary donations to offers of services or help of any kind! No matter if you are a business owner or a student, there IS a way that YOU can contribute, no matter how big or small, and be a part of this wonderful opportunity that our community has to finally get its pet overpopulation problem under control!

We are offering naming opportunities for donation amounts starting at $250. This is a great way to honor or remember a special loved one or pet. CLICK HERE to learn more...

So, now you are wondering what you can do to help?! There are endless ways but here are a few ideas below:

  • Donate money! - Writing a check is the easiest way that you can help. But we know that this will not be an option for everyone.
  • Recruit friends and family to help you raise money
  • Set a target such as $1000 and ask everyone you know for $10.
  • Hold your own fundraiser - Here are just a few examples:
    • We currently have several people and groups doing "Pennies for PAWS". Get a jar, set it out at your business or classroom and collect as much spare change as you can. You'll be surprised at how fast it can add up!
    • Hold a garage sale, bake sale or car wash.
    • Do you own or manage a restaurant? Donate a % of the proceeds from a certain night to us. We'll help you advertise!
    • Do you own or manage a retail store? Donate an item to us such as jewelry, 4-wheeler or car and we can raffle it off!
We hope you are inspired to help us start saving more lives! This spay/neuter center will be the catalyst for ending companion animal overpopulation in our area!!!

"No other disease or condition of companion animals takes as many lives as euthanasia. In fact, no other disease comes close."
- Janet M. Scarlett, DVM, Cornell University

"Nothing else you do will alleviate as much suffering or prevent the killing or 'warehousing' of adoptable pets as quickly or efficiently as spaying and neutering. Prevention of the next generation of homeless pets should be the goal of every humane organization, but it must begin at the source - in the community - before, not after, the damage is done. It is impossible to 'adopt out' of the pet overpopulation crisis."
- Nancy Burnet, Executive Director, DJ&T Foundation