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13 cats adopted!

13 Cats adopted at our Special Adoption event

What a fantastic turn out this last Sunday at PetValu! We came in with 18 cats and left with only 4. This is great news on several levels. First, we get to free some room in our foster homes. Second we know none of these young cats will go on reproducing and adding to the already heavy feline population in Chatham-Kent.

We work hard to continue our cat program, this means sterilizing every single cat who comes through our rescue. By doing so we know that it is only a matter of time before Chatham-Kent’s cat population stabilizes to a more controllable level.

Thank you to the many dedicated volunteers who joined us and to the community who came to help.

“Look-A-Like” contest – Winners

“Look-A-Like” contest


Here are our winners! It was a blast seeing so many pet owners play look alike with their animals. Thanks to all who participated and congratulations to our winners:

For the best dog photo: Sherri-Lee Breaton

For the best cat photo: Jes L Bourne

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DogLoversDay was a blast!

DogLoversDay was a blast!

Two sunny days, many volunteers and lots of dogs, what else could we ask for for the first annual DogLoversDays in Chatham. Our 3 booths where buzzing with excited dog owners who received freebies and enjoyed Chatham-Kent’s Largest Dog Water Dish. Continue reading

15 more cats being sterilized

15 more cats being sterilized

We don’t always post our trips to spay/neuter clinics, but this morning we couldn’t resist mentioning it because we wanted to acknowledge the selfless work our volunteers perform and how they involved their entire family.

Our TNR coordinator, Kim Smith, likes to include her children in her volunteer work, teaching them many life lessons while doing great community work.

Her son Jackson gave her a had with paperwork on this trip and ensured all the traps and carriers were tagged properly. 15 cats will be sterilized today, that represents thousands of kittens not being born in Chatham-Kent this year and for many years to come.


Vet Care Package and Via Rail Raffle

flyerGet your tickets today for a chance to win one of two amazing prizes:

1st prize: One year Pet Wellness Program
from D.M.S. Veterinary Group- Value $600

2nd prize: A $500 Travel Voucher from VIA Rail.

Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00
Only 500 tickets printed.
Draw to be December 5th at Duke’s in Chatham at 3pm

Volunteer Appreciation Program

Volunteer Appreciation Program – Kick off!

Volunteering with us comes with many joys but also many challenges. We all love to care for animals but sometimes a special pet comes along who just needs more care than the others and that is exactly what happened with Keisha.

Keisha came to us with a broken leg and after weeks at her fosters it was time to remove her pins. Our vet called us right way to let us know she had a ligament injury that needed to be addressed quickly. This meant another surgery and many more weeks of crate rest and special medical care.

Our foster mom, Jenn Peltier, put her personal life on the side and did all she could to keep Keisha safe, happy and to help her recover as quickly as possible. This was no small tasks and came with many tears and sleepless nights.

We couldn’t think of a better volunteer to kick off our Volunteer Appreciation Program with! For going above and beyond, we presented our first award to Jenn on Monday June 8th, and to make the day even sweeter Keisha was adopted that day by an amazing family.

Congratulations Jenn, you are a selfless and incredibly caring person and we are lucky to have you on board.


Jenn Peltier – A Foster who went above and beyond.

Keisha and her adoptive family

Keisha and her adoptive family

Keisha and Jenn

Keisha and Jenn

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Raffle

Don’t miss your chance to win a 2015 XG500 Harley Davidson! Duke’s Harley-Davidson has joined forces with P.A.W.R. to help raise as much funds as possible for local animals in need.

Only 600 tickets have been printed and they are going fast. The second prize is $200 cash and the third prize is $100 cash. The draw will take place on December 5th at 3pm at Duke’s.

Contact us or come to our events to get your ticket.



RetroFest a huge success!

We had an amazing time at RetroFest this year. Loads of visitors and many many dogs joined the festivities. Our mascot Sophie was on staff and helped us man our booth. It was truly heartwarming to realize how many people in our community supports our work and share their positive experience with their friends and family.  Continue reading

Sophie’s allergies

Meet Sophie!

We took her in as part of our rescue in early April 2015 after the owners could no longer care for her. Sophie has a strong allergy to grain found in dog food and had scratched at her coat so much that she was left bald and covered in scabs.

After a few weeks of care her coat started to grow again and her scabs healed. She joined us, along with her caretaker, at multiple events and it was clear that Sophie has a gift. Not only does she enjoy welcoming everyone who walks by, but she also knows how to make people laugh. Starting a conversation with Sophie by your side is a piece of cake!

So we all agreed, Sophie will be our mascot! We will document her recovery here and keep posting updated pictures of her new life as an ambassador for Pet And Wildlife Rescue.


Scabs and scratches the day of intake


In serious need of some tlc


Despite her condition, Sophie is up beat!


Sophie’s first event at PetValu in Chatham


Best begger…


Professional Portrait number one. April 30, 2015


The Acceptional Riders Program

The Acceptional Riders Program

Brought to you by Jenn Peltier and Serah Lynne, PAWR volunteers

Horseback riding is a longstanding part of human culture.
Horses have been used for work, for travel and for war. There are show horses, and race horses, and horses used in media and parades. Today horseback riding is mainly for recreation or for sport, but perhaps Continue reading