Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Foundation recently brought some furry friends into the ATB Financial in Lacombe in order to help find them forever homes.
“Today is an adoption event with ATB Bank in Lacombe,” Caitlyn Taylor, employee with Paws and Claws, said. “We have three cute little Pyrenees-Lab cross puppies up for adoption and they are all males.They came in as babies with no moms, so they have been bottle-fed. They will be very large and they are very chill. They love people.
“We also have Buster, who is a two-year-old lab mix. He is very sweet, good with dogs and good with kids.”
Paws and claws also brought in four kittens who were tragically part of a hoarding situation with 20 animals involved.
“They are all up for adoption and ready to go. We are hoping to get the word out so we can get all of these animals adopted,” she said.
On top of finding homes for animals in need, Paws and Claws was also, and is always, accepting donations.
“We are always looking for donation of kitty litter,” Taylor said. “The cats go through it like crazy. We are always looking for anything kitten-related: wet food, dry food and also anything puppy related.
“Summer time is always when we get kittens and puppies in and they go through a lot of food, especially when we have one mom with 13 puppies in care.”
Right now, Paws and Claws have between 150 and 180 animals in care and spreading the word of the need for homes is half the battle of getting them adopted.
“Even if all you can do is share our posts on Facebook, that does wonders because it gets the word out,” Taylor said.
Paws and Claws continues to work with ATB in Alberta to help animals in need.
“We did an adoption event two weeks ago with the one in Red Deer and adopted out a few puppies,” Taylor said. “They have been gracious enough to have us here and help us adopt out some of these animals.”
She added for prospective animal owners to, “Adopt rather than shop. Do the research into the breeds you are looking at. Don’t jump into it.”