|Über uns||PAWS is a nonprofit organization that rescues abandoned cats in Maine's St John Valley and northern Aroostook County.|
|Mission||Our mission is to spay/neuter as many cats as possible to reduce the large population of unwanted cats in the St. John Valley through spay/neuter of owned cats (who often are allowed to roam) and homeless cats. Although we make excellent use of the Help Fix ME program for eligible pet owners, we are often required to assist owners financially who are not eligible for this program and we must incur the expense when cats are homeless which is the case in at least 60% of the situations. We rely on the generosity of our community and donations. Donations can be sent to PAWS at PO Box 94, Fort Kent Mills, 04744|
PLEASE NOTE: Our only OPEN HOURS for potential adopters to visit the cats we currently care for at PAWS Valley Cat Haven are: Saturdays from 11-1 pm, and
Tuesdays from 6-8 pm,
We are located at 8 Rye Avenue in Fort Kent. (In the Industrial Park across from the ACAP building).
Otherwise WE ARE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call Jean at 543 7348 for an appointment.
PAWS Animal Welfare Society is made up of a team of dedicated individuals and we hope to continue to have a significant positive impact in Fort Kent and the surrounding communities.
As we are an all volunteer non-profit group, we have no authority to remove owned cats. If you have an animal in an unsafe position, please contact your local Police Department or the town Animal Control Officer, as they are best equipped to help you.
Please know we reserve the right to remove any Facebook posts/comments with profanity or deliberately inflammatory language.
In May 2013, PAWS received $2,500 from The Humane Society of the United States to be used toward the spay/neuter of cats in the St. John Valley. These funds were awarded to us under the Maine Community Cat Project.
In August 2018, PAWS received $5000 from the Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to expand our ability to spay/neuter, vaccinate, provide medical care, and find homes for as many homeless cats as possible.