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Pet News Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001 15A Mntcalf cleaned cages and swept the The volunteers get to know floor, one of the current rest- their cats well and they'r zofthe Plumas An-dents, a large yellow catable to help guide someone Society (PAWS) named Chat, began to makethrough the adoption process. residents are his presenceknown. While they will accept re- the public to their Lifting the latch on the turns if the match isn't right, Thursday, Dec. 6,heavy metal cage, Leaf cud- they do want it to be right the dled the handsome fellow in first time. is from 3:30- her arms. Chat is a facility fa- . at 2453 East Main vorite with his charming per- the Quincy :e. o ,~nce il. en f happily smiling adua the c ats and kit- have adopted line board just inside , Way to the former : hiS clinic. e W bers of PAWS who Whore they come from Cats taken by PAWS volun- teers come strictly from the Plumas Animal Shelter, Leaf said. When the shelter becomes crowded, volunteers transfer the animals to the PAWS fa- cility. When PAWS become too full, there are a few foster homes that will care for the cats until they are adopted. ak'l , eir services at the It's PAWS goal to find all are hoping to see cats homes, even if it takes mtt..lll!es and hear more awhile. Its mission is to end posi t Stories as cats are "the needless killing of adopt- )r sty_ able, companion animals." est.. lkeent tour of the facil- he [Past the reception PAWS le nursery is a tour- Formed in 1999, during its he sty. One of Isabella's look- fh-st two years, and with vol- .all.ed lia full-length win- alike daughters enjoys unteers working out of their er: .si1)ding glass door, racing up and down the homes, PAWS members were isabella, and her multi-layered cat tree inable to adopt out 400 cats, ac- lte aS 'en are passing the the nursery. It's a groatcording toLeaf. JL way for a youngster to In 2001, 350 cats have been den . gave birth to four wear off energy. With saved, Leaf said. While the ear' r Columbus Day. morn nearby, n amack and new facility is helpful, volun- ply 7gave PAWS volun- n warm place for a are teers have also stepped up ad; itll tation in providing always bandy, their activities. t re tnily their names Besides offering pets at spe- facility, cial adoption fairs in Plumas | Olumbo is the only sonality, and he isn't shy County, they also appeal to [l .e litter and is yel- about talking to them. cat admirers outside the area. He was put on the Putting Chat back in his Each Sunday, a volunteer is as soon as he was comfortable cage--equipped responsible for taking cats to won t leave the with a water dish, food dish, an adoption location in RenD. nt]l he s ezght litter box, a small ball, and a According to Leaf, Rend resi- I according to PAWS furry mouse toy or two--Leaf dents are very receptive to ,, i[Stephanie Leaf. introduced a second resident, adopting the cats. ':"""[B also gave birth to Gato, a dark tabby, was also And then there is the Web aP ][ .'alike mottled call- interested in meeting some- site. From the comfort of their 1 75. ters, named for one new. While he liked hay- home computers, at any time three ships, the ing his ears scratched, it was day or night, people can log and the Santa immediately clear that heon and see what's available. aruo'~rk didn't want cuddling except Many of the adoptions have ON). were content to on his own terms, come from someone seeing a . i._. their mother in the As Leaf went through the cat on the Internet, and know- Ofa multi-level cat other cages with their resi- ing it would be a perfect addi- Isabella posed regally with Chris Columbo, one of in the nursery at PAWS. Kittens are easy to give someone knows what kind of personality they want. Many of already spoken for, but there are other kittens and many adult Photos by Victoria Metcalf her four children who currently live away, but adult cats ore host when Isabella's children are cats who need homes. or extra large pizza if you bring in an No coupon needed Dine-In or Take-Out No Delivery with this special! they sensed they dents--a black cat who tion to their lives, according . l$1 play Then, sever- dances, a small black andto Leaf. ous{ !abies leaped from white sweety, a small yellow For more information, call m., 01 down the carpeted cat, and others, it became 283-2244, or get on the Internet at