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Please Join us in Welcoming our
Esteemed New Board of Directors for 2011:
Gerardo A. Danache, Executive Director
Marsletta Knapp, President
Chris Alejandro, Vice-President
Co-Founder & Treasurer
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
Brownsville Spay / Neuter Services
At the Stillman Veterinary Clinic?
Here to learn more:
"A nonprofit clinic caring for the
well-being of your pets and our community."
graduate, Dr. Sherri Wooding whohas
been practicing veterinary medicine for over 20 years.
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
THANKS FOR HAVING MADE
on MAY 1ST, 2010
Catherine Stillman Day
Pet Adoption Event!
AND A CHANCE TO MEET YOUR
WAS THE PURPOSE!
Those Who Missed It: PAWS and the
Animal Shelter celebrated this Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 11AM until
3PM at the
next to the
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 allher help by adopting hundreds of dogs from the
Animal Shelter thus lowering the number of animalsbeing
euthanized at the shelter and fighting
's animal over-population.
Two new employees of
's Animal Shelter were also recognized by The Hon. Mr Ahumada and
PAWSfor their excellent performance and for always going the extra mile
for the animals and providing courteous serviceto 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 andthen the shelter adopted all pets until 5PM at a specially reduced
adoption fee of ONLY
$50 per pet. All animals adopted at the reducedfee were already fixed and fully vetted.
were invited to attend, bringing family,
kids, friends, neighbors, pets, enjoying the
and had a GREAT family day !!!!
Success: Saturday 5-1-2010 !!!!!!
Need Your Help!
Can Help Make A Difference!
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.
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.
can use your help; we need volunteers! If you'd like to help at adoption events
or can foster a pet, please contact
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
Sponsors & Contributors from our first year:
Event Slide Show
Record-Breaking 50 Pets Adopted !
YOU SO VERY MUCH
TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!!!
LET'S BREAK THE RECORD THIS YEAR!!!
Catherine Brown Stillman
May 2nd, 2009
Now Open! Where?
next to the Stillman Animal Clinic
Animal Shelter at 416 FM 511 in Olmito!
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.
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.
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
is only 3- 4 years old so has a lot of years left.
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
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.
Story as Reported in The Monitor on Feb 20th, 2011.
Pioneering Serviceto our Community
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!
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
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.
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:
Hours for BARCC are 1PM - 5 PM (afternoons only) 7 days per
directions to BARCC from your location, please click on the "Find BARCC"
link on the left menu bar. An interactive map will guide you!
look for this sign on FM 511:
Have time to volunteer?
click below to Learn More!
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
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.
with a newly empowered Board of Directors, our Mission is unchanged, and indeed
more timely than ever.
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:
stuff we are working on:
Info you need to know: Most are wonderful dogs
with Special Needs Page: For those who can adopt these special pets
Brownsville PAWS Telephone
(956) 542 - PAWS (7297)
Mailing Address Only
815 Paredes Line Road
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
Important Disclaimer: By using this
Web Site you expressly understand and agree that this site is intended as
a useful resource to those interested in adopting homeless pets or volunteers
involved in these activities. Although we make every reasonable effort to assure
that the information presented is current and accurate, we cannot assume
responsibility for the accuracy of all information as it is subject to change.
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concerns. Thank you for visiting our site!