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Board Member Vacancy at Pet and Animal Wildlife Rescue

Pet and Animal Wildlife Rescue (PAWR) is responsible for the animal shelter as well as animal control in wards 2 and 6 for the Municipality of Chatham Kent. We are currently seeking two (2) board members who will serve as links to the community by providing strategic direction, and high-level oversight for the Continue reading

Wish List – We need your help

New Beginning Wish List

As you may have read our organization is taking a big step in promoting animal welfare further in Chatham-Kent by taking over the Animal Control contract for Wards 2 and 6. We take this opportunity very seriously and will continue to commit all of our energy towards helping and protecting local animals.

From day one we have operated on donated funds, adoption fees and fundraisers, but starting mid-November we will be working with a budget that will allow us to employ 6 local residents and operate out of a central location in Chatham. Our budget is by no mean extravagant and we will have to do everything we can to keep our operating costs down to maximize the funds available for the vetting of the animals in our care.

Here is a list of what we will need continuously and hope to get a little help from friends and supporters like you:

  • Paper towel rolls
  • Cat litter
  • Cat dry food
  • Cat wet food
  • Towels
  • Garden tools
  • Laundry soap
  • Dish soap
  • Stainless steel bowls
  • Office paper
  • Garbage bags

All donations can be picked up by volunteers or delivered to 405 Park Ave. E in Chatham starting November 14, 2016. THANK YOU!

Orphan puppies find their homes

Orphan puppies find their homes

It was a long 6 weeks of constant care for 9 orphaned puppies who were surrendered to us just over a month ago, but the results were worth it!

After the mother of the puppies past away they were delivered to our local PetSmart where the staff was ready to spring into action and help us clean and feed them. After their first feeding they made their way to a foster home where they carefully monitored. Once we were confident that they were strong enough for a little travel, 5 of them were sent to another foster home to ease some of the workload.

During their time in foster care the puppies gathered a following of fans and it was without struggles that 9 adoptive families were found prior to them being actually ready for adoption.

We brought all the puppies back to PetSmart for their big adoption day and snapped a photo capturing their impressive growth in just a few weeks!

This was such a great community effort! The public responded anytime we asked for supplies, our foster homes had everything under control and our adoption coordinator had every family lined up and ready to bring their new family member home.


McGregor students chose P.A.W.R.!

We are honoured to have been chosen by a group of amazing young men from John McGregor Secondary School.
Will Rokebrand, Jason O’phee, Kevin Nguien
and Spencer Homles decided to use P.A.W.R. as the non-profit organization of their choice for a presentation.
We can hardly wait to see the video they are creating!
And just to make it even more special, they have started fundraising to help us with the cost of running such an organization.
THANK YOU Will, Jason, Kevin and Spencer!

What does “ADOPTED” look like?

Adopting a rescue dog is a privilege. It will open up your heart, it will teach you about forgiving your past and moving on. Rescue animals give everyone a chance, and give their new life 100% of their enthusiasm and love.

They have so much to teach us! Consider opening your home to an animal in need.



Tom the cat steals hearts

Tom the cat steals hearts

Can you believe that Tom, the tabby with the frost bitten ear, touched the heart of a family hours away from Chatham-Kent?

Well, he did! A Mississauga family saw his picture and knew he was the one. This week they made the 3.5hr drive to meet Tom and adopted him. They weren’t disappointed, Tom is the most affectionate cat we have ever had and his trademark is “The Hug”. Tom will walk up to anyone and put his paws on their shoulders and cuddle up, melting everybody’s heart in the process.

It is pretty amazing what a photo can do. We hope to have more adoptions like this one.


We are listening! Take our survey

We are listening! Take our survey

We would love to hear from you about your experience with us.

If you have adopted from PAWR please go to Survey Monkey HERE.

If you have used PAWR for an other reason please take this survey HERE.

And as always you can email us with your questions or comments anytime at

Duke’s recovery

Duke’s recovery

Duke was scheduled to be euthanized after he gobbled up toys and other foreign objects which ended up creating a blockage in his intestines. Our vet at DMS Veterinary Group contacted us in hopes we would be able to help him. We agreed and surgery started right away.

The blockage was so bad that some of his intestinal tissue had already started to die off and a section of it had to be removed. After a rocky first night Duke pulled through and was able to leave the clinic for his foster home.

Duke has been recovering very well and is just about ready to find his forever home.

Duke waiting for his last vet check up

Duke waiting for his last vet check up

Injured goose on the loose

Injured goose on the loose

We received a call from a concerned trail walker who spotted an injured goose at Mud Creek in Chatham. After investigating the situation we found out that the animal had been there for weeks and was unable to fly likely due to an injured or broken Continue reading

Falcor’s story

Falcor’s story

This is the story of a dog…

We received a call from a property owner whose tenant had been evicted. When they went to assess the condition of the house they decided to check the barn as well. What they found left them shocked and heart Continue reading