Prairie Paws Rescue is a non-profit organization started by seven Jamestown, North Dakota volunteers who are dedicated to rescuing pets in bad situations. Kaye John, who also belongs to Dakota Rescuers, is one of the organizers. She, as well as the other members of the group, wanted to do have a more local organization that they could be involved with. Becky Johnson, who worked with Kaye John to organize Prairie Paws Rescue, feels that her personal crusade is to save pets from puppy mills - kennels where dogs are raised in substandard conditions - and pounds. She despises the fact that puppy mills frequently kill unsold puppies or older dogs that have stopped producing. Also, animal pounds, as opposed to humane shelters, kill abandoned pets if they aren't adopted within a certain time period. In cases like these, Prairie Paws Rescue likes to take animals they believe they can place and e-mail other rescue groups across the country about them. Rescue volunteers arrange transportation to a group that can place the animal in a foster or permanent home. All this is done by volunteers who do not get paid for their efforts! This team effort, along with thoughtful donations from the community, has allowed Prairie Paws Rescue to save many animals that have become loved and loving pets to local residents.
There are lots of great videos on the Internet nowadays about the importance of rescuing and taking care of homeless animals. If you have a great video to share with us, please send us a link to it. As always, thanks for helping us get out the news about our fur friends at Prairie Paws Rescue!
Featured Pet of the Week
Hi, I'm Marley! I'm a male Yorkie/Poodle mix who's estimate age is around 3 years old. I've been at Prairie Paws before but was returned due to no fault of my own. I am an active boy who would love to have an active family to keep me busy and be the your only puppy! I do love to snuggle and sit on your lap after playtime is over and would make a good companion. I would need lots of grooming, at least every 3-4 months to keep my coat looking it's best. Kaye at Prairie Paws says I would benefit from a family who is willing to take me to obedience class as I am very smart and willing to learn.
To read more about Marley, and for a full list of animals available for adoption at Prairie Paws Rescue, visit our PetFinder page.