Paws for Pets
Help the animals who can't help themselves
After a 17 year old shot a dog, tied it's leash to a railroad track, and left it for death, he was charged a lot. He was sentenced serve time in jail for seven months, a cruelty to animals fee of $1,000, and the medical bill for Cabela, his dog, of $1,000 dollars, parole, and no contact to animals (not even fish) until probation is over. Even after that he will still be watched.
He did the job with three other guys. Two of them were accused of taking Cabela to dog fights. Natwan Callaway, Cabela's owner, was accused of animal cruelty, carrying unauthorized firearms and entering private property.
That's what would happen if you were to abandon an animal. In Nathwan's case, he had more punishment than a person who just abandons and animal.
Below is Cabela, the dog who he abused and abandoned
- Bull Terrier
- Jack Russel
- Stafford shire Bull Terrier Cross
General Fact Continued
You just can't return pets. Because of the holidays, people buy pets for Christmas have no idea have the pet will react when the animal gets "unwrapped" or the reaction of the kids. Usually, there is a testing where the pet is going to move into that home to find out if it's fit to the animal. But during the holidays, that doesn't happen. Parents don't want to spoil the surprise. A lot of people realize that this is not the pet they want a few weeks in. Sadly, you CAN'T return an animal. That leads to the abandonment of pets.
In conclusion, the holidays (Christmas, Hanuka, or other gift giving holidays) is the season for abandoning.
See the story of Colby the Pitt bull here
Colby is a dog who went through a lot in order to get to a happy family.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What do I do if I see an abandoned animal?
A: Don’t pick It up then, call us at 512-716-6149 and stay where you are, keep an eye on the animal, and wait for our truck to pick up the animal.
Q: What do I do If I know of a person who will abandon an animal?
A: File a report to Paws for Pets or call us at 512-716-6149
Q: How will you know that the owner will actually take care of the animal?
A: We do an interview and check in to the family every other year
Q: What if the animal is hurt?
A: We accept them too, we have a built in clinic within the building to nurse the animal back to health.
Q: Why can I trust you instead of any other organization?
A: We put our animals first and unlike others, we care more about them than money.
Q: What would happen if your shelter had too many animals?
A: We would take animals to another shelter.
Q: What happens if no one adopts the animal?
A: We take the animal to another shelter in a different area.
Q: What if I want to adopt an animal from your shelter?
A: Come to our shelter. We have to do a background check to make sure that the animal will be as happy at possible. After adopted, we do a check in on you and the animal every other year.
How We Work
We help the animals that are abandoned and we nurse them back to health and we hope.
Our dream is to try and rescue all animals. Our hope, is that one day we won’t have to.
And to Dove for supplying soap for dirty animals!
And Chick fil a for no apparent reason!