Tipton County Paws and Claws started out as a small group of volunteers who believed we could increase the adoption/rescue rates at our local high kill shelter by photographing the animals....and we did! As rescues inquired about pets that they saw in the photographs, we quickly realized that while several Northern rescues wanted to help us, they just didn't have the resources to quarantine, vet, transport, and do all of the things necessary to move animals across the country.
WE were that link.
In December of 2014 we leased a 14,000 square foot building that has been turned into our quarantine facility. In just 18 months, we have saved over 2000 cats, dogs, puppies and kittens who, once quarantined and vetted, are transferred to one of our rescue partners. This process allows us to save pets who are currently on death row while the rescue group does what they do best...find them their perfect forever families. We are totally reliant on the generosity of our followers and are 100% donor funded.
We also realize that rescuing pets will never solve the problem. We MUST spay and neuter! We have implemented our Prevent Another Litter (PAL) Program. We offer residents who surrender puppies and kittens to Paws and Claws a free spay to the female dogs and cats in the household. We have found that many people truly love their pets and want to keep them without the "oops" litter every few months. This program has greatly decreased the surrender rate of moms, puppies and kittens to the local shelter.
These programs are making a huge difference in our community! We are so thankful for the facility we have, but we are quickly running out of room and desperately need to expand so we can save more lives!