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Dozens of rescued dogs and cats arrive at Lynnwood shelter for adoption

Dozens of homeless dogs and cats are getting a new beginning here in Western Washington to find their new homes, thanks to PAWS Animal Shelter in Lynnwood. About 24 dogs arrived at the shelter Wednesday night and 28 cats arrived on Tuesday. (Photo: KOMO News)

LYNNWOOD, Wash. - Dozens of homeless dogs and cats are getting a new beginning to find new homes here in Western Washington, thanks to PAWS Animal Shelter in Lynnwood.

About 24 dogs arrived at the shelter from Texas Thursday night.

PAWS worked with the group Handme-Down Hounds in San Antonio to rescue the dogs from from being euthanized due to crowded shelter conditions.

"We make sure we have the space and resources available to provide them with a warm place to stay, the expertise to provide them any medical care they may need, and finding them the right fit for their new families," said Anya Pamplona the Animal Services Manager at PAWS.

The rescue transport included several older dogs, whose owners passed away or left them behind when they moved.

"A lot of them were strays off the streets of San Antonio, a couple we know had histories like where there owners surrendered and just can’t keep them anymore," said Pamplona.

On Wednesday, PAWS also received 28 cats from a shelter in Merced, Calif.

The animals will now receive medical screenings and evaluations.

The cats will be up for adoption starting on Friday, the dogs could be up for adoption as soon as this weekend.

"We do have a screening process where we kind of make sure that your home is going to be the right environment for these dogs (and cats)," said Pamplona.

Click here to find out more about adopting an animal through PAWS.


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