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P.A.W.S. announces all dogs adopted this holiday, but cats still need homes...

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Tue, 12/22/2015 - 3:15pm

Story Location:
123 John Street
Camden, ME 04843
United States

    CAMDEN — This holiday will be a lot happier for the dogs that have most recently been calling P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Camden home, as the organization this week announced that all of its dogs have either been adopted or out at foster homes for the holidays.

    According to Claudia Eekels, P.A.W.S. director of operations, the kennels at their new location on John Street are empty, which does not happen often.

    Eekels said it won't stay this way for long, of course, but for now, they are grateful that all of the P.A.W.S. dogs will be home, really home, in time for Christmas.

    Meanwhile, the adoption center still has plenty of cats available. So if you haven't yet found that special furry friend with whom to share the holidays, there is still time to visit with the cats and fall in love.

    Babe is one of those kitties that would love to find a happy home before the end of the year. She came to P.A.W.S. after her owner could no longer care for her. Babe is one of those cats that just can't sit still. No ball, string or mouse is safe in her presence, and when she's not playing with toys, she's engaged in her favorite sport: hide and seek. She loves to find a tiny hiding place where she can keep an eye on everything around her. And with her pretty, torti-colored fur and funny stripe on her nose, she's as pretty to look at as she is fun to be around. A perfect cat in our eyes. Come visit her yourself and see if you agree.

    Babe shares a room with another of our favorites, Zaiden. This handsome boy has the most special, enormous, double paws. You'll laugh when you see the way he tiptoes around the room. A "senior" who still loves to play, he gets along with all the other cats and has that calm personality and wisdom that you often see in older felines. When Zaiden first arrived at P.A.W.S. he'd been living on the street, and he had kidney issues and infected teeth that were making him miserable. After we gave him the necessary care, proper diet,and long overdue dental work, he blossomed. Zaiden no longer requires a special diet. Regular, moist, canned cat food — plus plenty of love, treats and maybe a window where he can sit and watch the world go by — are really all this sweet boy needs.

    As the year-end approaches, all of us at P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center want to express how grateful we are to our many supporters. Volunteers, donors, visitors, adopters — each of you plays a critical role. Where would we be without you? We wish you all the merriest of holidays, surrounded by the love of family and friends, whether they have two legs or four. And if there's room in your time and budget for a little extra holiday fur-lanthropy, we could really use bleach, dish detergent and hand sanitizer. Our entrance at 123 John St. in Camden is always open for donations, and so is our website: Or feel free to call us at 236-8702.