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  Welcome !  

 Thank you for visiting our Web Site!

 

 


You can make a World of Difference!

Donate. Volunteer. Adopt. 

Please help however you can.

EVEN SMALL DONATIONS ARE A BIG HELP. 

Just Click on the Donation Button Above for Your Secure Online Donation.

We Sincerely Appreciate Your Help!



Please Join us in Welcoming our 

Esteemed Board of Directors for 2013:

 

Gerardo A. Danache, Executive Director

Lydia Jaramillo, Secretary

Hon. Pat Ahumada, Jr., Co-Founder

Each member of our board appreciates your feedback and participation. For contact information for individual board members, please click here.

 


HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT 

THE GREAT

Brownsville Spay / Neuter Services

At the Stillman Veterinary Clinic?

Please Click Here to learn more:


  


 

"A nonprofit clinic caring for the well-being of your pets and our community."

Bringing you "A Cornell University graduate, Dr. Sherri Wooding who has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 20 years.  

She has performed over 15,000 neutering surgeries and always insists on the highest standard of quality and care for each of her patients. "



Looking to Adopt?

The Brownsville Animal Shelter

and Brownsville PAWS 

are Now on:

Just Click!


THANKS FOR HAVING MADE

A DIFFERENCE!

on MAY 1ST, 2010

AT THE

2nd ANNUAL 

Catherine Stillman Day

Pet Adoption Event!

FOOD, FUN

AND A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR FOREVER PET

WAS THE PURPOSE!

 

For Those Who Missed It: PAWS and the Brownsville Animal Shelter celebrated this Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 11AM until 3PM at the Stillman Dog Park next to the Brownsville Animal Shelter the Second Annual Catherine Stillman Day.


The Honorable Pat Ahumada, Mayor of Brownsville, recognized Ms Dee Labunski, Director of Tip-O-Tex K9 Rescue for all
her help by adopting hundreds of dogs from the Brownsville Animal Shelter thus lowering the number of animals being euthanized at the shelter and fighting Brownsville 's animal over-population.


Two new employees of Brownsville 's Animal Shelter were also recognized by The Hon. Mr Ahumada and Brownsville PAWS
for their excellent performance and for always going the extra mile for the animals and providing courteous service to all persons wanting to adopt pets from the shelter:  Mike Gonzalez and Margarito Pena.

 

After the brief ceremony at 11AM, there were hot dogs and soft drinks for everybody attending the event and then the shelter adopted all pets until 5PM at a specially reduced adoption fee of ONLY $50 per pet. All animals adopted at the reduced fee were already fixed and fully vetted.

 

All were invited to attend, bringing family, kids, friends, neighbors, pets, enjoying the Stillman Dog Park and had a GREAT family day !!!!  

 

Another Success: Saturday 5-1-2010 !!!!!!    

Over 20 Pets Adopted!


 


 

We Need Your Help!

You Can Help Make A Difference! 

ANIMAL CRUELTY!

Click Here to Learn More!


* Cat Adoptions * Dog Adoptions * Kitten Adoptions * Puppy Adoptions * Pet Adoptions * Low Cost Spay & Neuter Information * Rabies Clinic Information * Community Events Calendar * Driving Directions to The Animal Shelter * Lost Pets * Found Pets * Brownsville PAWS Kids! * Community Education *


We hope you will find this site helpful in your search for a new adoptive pet, for searching lost and found pets as well as a launching pad for helpful information related to the care and health of your pet.

Brownsville PAWS, Inc dba Brownsville P.A.W.S.™ ("Pet Advocates With Solutions") is a small non-profit volunteer group dedicated to helping homeless pets find a loving home. 

We can use your help; we need volunteers! If you'd like to help at adoption events or can foster a pet, please contact us! 

While visiting our site, please visit our Lost Pets area to see who is lost in our area and can use your help by keeping an eye out for them.


Callejero "On The Street"

A Touching Music Video that speaks to our Mission



EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS !!!

*** Catherine Brown Stillman Day: First Saturday in May ***

PHOTOS FROM OUR FIRST YEAR EVENT:

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR EVENT BACKGROUND INFORMATION


A HUGE THANKS 

to our Brownsville Area

Event Sponsors & Contributors from our first year:


2009 Event Slide Show

LAST YEAR: A Record-Breaking 50 Pets Adopted !

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH 

TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!!!

LET'S BREAK THE RECORD THIS YEAR!!!


Catherine Brown Stillman

Dog Park 

Inaugurated, May 2nd, 2009

Now Open! Where? 

Right next to the Stillman Animal Clinic 

and Animal Shelter at 416 FM 511 in Olmito!



Ms. Catherine Stillman was a strong supporter of many animal welfare endeavors and helped organizations such as Bideawee, founded in 1903 by Mrs. Flora D'Auby Jenkins Kibbe, and one of the oldest humane organizations in the United States. Bideawee means "stay a while" in Scottish and is a unique organization which brings together animal lovers. 


Bideawee's mission is to promote safe, loving, long-term relationships between people and companion animals by providing a continuum of services and programs that are innovative, personalized, and high-quality.

 To learn more about this wonderful organization, please click here.


PAWS in Action at EARTH DAY 2010!

 

 


PAWS WANTS TO THANK YOU

FOR YOUR HELP!

THANKS FOR HELPING NINA!

Your Donations Made A World of Difference

to NINA!

A Community Came Together 

to Achieve Success!

Nina, a 4-pound 4-year-old chocolate Chihuahua, couldn't walk too well, but she can always win your heart with her sweet and loving personality in an instance. She couldn't walk so well, because she was born with dislocated kneecaps on her rear legs. Perhaps it was her pitiful hobbling on her little bow legs that prompted her owner to leave her behind in an outside kennel at the Harlingen (Texas) Humane Society on a cool night.

 
It was at the humane society that Nina’s darling face, wagging tail, and tiny size caught the attention of Dee Labunski with Tip of Tex K-9 Rescue. A veterinarian later examined her and recommended that she be seen by an orthopedic specialist. The specialist diagnosed her problem immediately, Patellar Luxation, or dislocated kneecaps. Nina’s was a severe case, but her problem has been corrected with surgery. Unfortunately, such surgery was very expensive, but Nina’s new friends with Tip of Tex K-9 Rescue and Brownsville PAWS wanted her to get the help that she needed so that she could walk normally. They set up a fund so others could join in the effort to keep tiny Nina from living her entire life with a very correctable handicap.  Nina is only 3- 4 years old so has a lot of years left.

UPDATE:

Nina has successfully undergone surgery on her left rear leg. It was performed by the renowned orthopedic specialist, Dr. Andy Baker at Nolana Hospital in McAllen. She was already released from the hospital. Friends and fans of Nina donated money to pay for the surgery to correct severely dislocated kneecaps. Surgery on her right rear leg will be performed in six weeks. People wanting to donate money to help pay for her second surgery to help her walk normally can mail contributions to the Nina Fund, Brownsville PAWS, 3400 Charmaine Lane, Brownsville, Texas 78526. Nina has been adopted by Mary and Wes Johnson of Olmito, and she is recuperating with them and two other tiny Chihuahua buddies in her new home. Thanks to all who donated to her surgery.
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Story as Reported in The Monitor on Feb 20th, 2011.


Founding Member Recognized 

for Pioneering Service to our Community in 

Surprise Presentation: 



The Brownsville Herald and The Monitor (McAllen) both ran an informative article on Edgar Treviño, our director. He has received a humanitarian award from the mayor of Brownsville for his efforts to save homeless pets.  Please click on the photo below to read the whole story!


  Brownsville PAWS Kids!


Brownsville PAWS recognizes Olmito Elementary for

 Putting Their...

"Best PAW Forward!"

Read all about it and see pictures on our Brownsville PAWS Kids! page!

 


Teenage member Daniel Ramos, pictured with his mother Elvira Ramos, was the recipient of an award for his volunteer work in saving homeless pets. Just click on the picture to go to our Brownsville PAWS Kids! page:


********** BARCC IS OVER CROWDED - PLEASE HELP ADOPT A PET NOW - BEFORE MORE NEED TO BE PUT TO SLEEP **********


 


We work very closely with the new, state-of-the-art Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center ("BARCC") - also known as the "Brownsville Animal Shelter" which  is located at 416 FM 511. 

From Expressway 77/83, take the FM 511 exit... Head East on FM 511, about 1/2 mile on the right hand side... watch for the sign for Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center.  Please click on the photo to be taken directly to the Shelter's Web Site or click on the "BARCC" button on the left menu bar to visit the site directly from this Web Site:

Operating Hours for BARCC are 1PM - 5 PM (afternoons only) 7 days per week!

For directions to BARCC from your location, please click on the "Find BARCC" link on the left menu bar. An interactive  map will guide you!

Please look for this sign on FM 511:


Love pets?

Have time to volunteer?

Simply click below to Learn More!


Our Mission

Pat Ahumada, Edgar Treviño and Casey VanAtten with the help of a group of dedicated volunteers, have embarked on a campaign to raise awareness of pet-related issues in Brownsville. The over population of pets in the City of Brownsville and surrounding areas is a major concern. This explosion of un-cared for animals poses unnecessary health risks and expense for Brownsville Citizens and inhumane conditions for these unfortunate homeless pets.

Today, with a newly empowered Board of Directors, our Mission is unchanged, and indeed more timely than ever.

Brownsville PAWS™ has a mission to educate, empower and help resolve the issues related to unwanted pets, pet over-population and to raise the number of spayed / neutered and vaccinated pets in Brownsville. As a completely volunteer group, Brownsville PAWS™ endeavors to keep costs low and direct funds to results-generating programs. Together, we can make a huge difference!


Please Click Below to watch an Adoption Public Service Announcement by Jake and Tycho:


* Cat Adoptions * Dog Adoptions * Kitten Adoptions * Puppy Adoptions * Pet Adoptions * Low Cost Spay & Neuter Information * Rabies Clinic Information * Community Events Calendar * Driving Directions to The Animal Shelter * Lost Pets * Found Pets * Brownsville PAWS Kids! * Community Education *



Webite stuff we are working on

Feral Cat Page!

Pitbull Info you need to know: Most are wonderful dogs

Pets with Special Needs Page: For those who can adopt these special pets


Contact Information

[New!]Brownsville PAWS Telephone
(956) 542 - PAWS (7297)
[New!]Mailing Address Only 
815 Paredes Line Road
      Brownsville, TX     78521
 
Please note: To keep costs down, Brownsville PAWS™ has its adoptable animals in volunteer foster homes. We do not have a "brick and mortar" location to view our pets. Instead, we work with BARCC and meet weekly at the Brownsville and other area PetSmart™ stores to show our dogs and puppies seeking an adoptive home. We are generally at PetSmart™ Saturdays and/or Sundays from 1 PM - 5 PM. Please note that our kittens and cats are housed in the Cat Adoption Areas of the Brownsville, Harlingen and McAllen PetSmart™ stores on an ongoing basis and are available for adoption at all times--just ask a store employee! 
 
As well, adoptable pets are available at the Petland® store in Laredo during all regular store hours. Petland® Laredo also handles reptile, bird and small animal adoptions through its Adopt-A-Pet program® - just ask a store Pet Counselor for assistance.
 
We encourage you to visit each location at anytime!
 
The best way to reach us is by phone or e-mail. 
 
Electronic mail
General Information including Cat and Dog adoptions: info@brownsvillepaws.org

Webmaster: webmaster@brownsvillepaws.org

  Para la información acerca de adoptar, o conocer nuestras mascotas, 

o acerca de las oportunidades de ser voluntario, 

Llame a Edgar 956-639- 4055  


 

Brownsville Paws, Inc. is a 501(C)3 corporation. 

Contributions made to Brownsville PAWS may be deductible under section 170 of the IRS Code. 

Please consult your tax advisor.

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