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My name is Sparkle!

Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Norwalk, Connecticut - Sparkle
Photo 1 - Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Norwalk, Connecticut - Sparkle
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Photo 3 - Domestic Mediumhair Cat for adoption in Norwalk, Connecticut - Sparkle
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I'm being cared for by:
PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Society)

Facts about Sparkle

  • Breed: Domestic Mediumhair
  • Color: Black (Mostly)
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Medium
Sparkle is a handsome boy about 13 years old. He's outgoing, friendly, affectionate and talks up a storm. He loves to hang out with his people friends and gets along with most other nice cats. He's been at Paws quite awhile and would love to have a home of his own with a soft bed and windows to watch out.

Sparkle has a sensitive stomach and food allergies so he's on a hypoallergenic diet. He has been diagnosed with Pemphigus Foliaceus - an autoimmune skin disease causing ulceration and crusting of the skin. Sparkle has severe crusting on his paw pads. Treatment is continued use of prednisolone, probably for life. He takes pills without a fuss when wrapped in a "pill pocket" treat.

Qualifies for our Senior Cat Pension Plan which includes: No adoption donation fee, free annual exam and vaccinations, plus a yearly senior blood-workup analysis for life. OR consider fostering and we'll continue to cover all his medication and food while you give him the love he deserves.

*** For more information about PAWS or to fill out an application visit: www.pawsct.org ***

About PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Society)

About Our Shelter...

ABOUT PAWS:

PAWS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in continuous operation since 1962 by Westport, Connecticut resident Betty Long to rescue homeless dogs and place them in permanent homes. In the early 1980s, our rescue efforts were expanded to include cats. PAWS rescues & rehomes approximately 115 dogs and 435 cats annually. Many of the dogs faced euthanasia at local pounds and most of the cats that we help are strays and abandoned cats that roam our streets. A portion of the pets that come to PAWS have been relinquished by their owners who are no longer able to care for them.

As we are a registered non-profit, all contributions to PAWS are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

PAWS has a handful of paid staff and a team of dedicated volunteers that help with everything to fundraising, to kennel work, to walking dogs and much, much more. Every person at PAWS is a valued & needed member of our team - without them we could not accomplish the miracle that happen every day!

For 37 years, PAWS rented space from local boarding kennels & veterinary hospitals. Over time, the demands placed on us by the community increased and we felt that in order to increase & expand our services, we would need our own shelter. In 1999, PAWS undertook the task of building a shelter of our own. We moved into our own shelter in 2001 and have since greatly increased the number of pets we have been able to help.

We constantly seek to increase the number of lives we can save by finding adoptive homes for the animals in our care, working closely with other animal groups, and raising funds to secure the supplies and facilities necessary for our operation.

PAWS also seeks to decrease the number of unwanted pets by informing and educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering. PLEASE NOTE: PAWS does not provide low cost spay/neuter programs for pets. For low cost spay/neuter resources, please visit the spay/neuter section of our links page on our website at www.pawsct.org.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Hours of Operation
Effective June 2011, our hours of operation will be:

ADOPTION HOURS (For Dogs & Cats):

* Monday - Friday - Noon to 5 pm
* Saturdays and Sundays - Noon to 4 pm

We encourage people to come in during the week if at all possible. Saturday is our busiest day & things get quite hectic. If you choose to come on a Saturday, please understand that the wait can be quite lengthy.

When coming to see pets, please expect to spend at least one hour at PAWS with the pets. It is important that you spend time with the animals in order to select a pet that is a good match for your family.

Please understand that we have limited staffing. We want your experience in adopting a pet to be the best possible and want to give potential adopters adequate time to meet & spend time with the pets they are considering adopting.

Our Adoption Process...

Everyone interested in adopting a pet from PAWS must complete an adoption application before they come in to see our dogs and cats. This makes the process go faster and helps us get a better idea of what your needs are. This way we can try to determine what pets might be a good match for your home. Not all pets are suited for all homes & vice-versa. Also, if we have your application ahead of time and any info is missing, we can get it resolved before you come in.

We encourage people to come in during the week if at all possible. Saturday is our busiest day & things get quite hectic. If you choose to come on a Saturday, please understand that the wait can be quite lengthy.

When coming to see pets, please expect to spend at least one hour at PAWS with the animals. It is important that you spend time with the pets in order to select a pet that is a good match for your family.

The cat adoption application can be found at http://www.pawsct.org/cat-app

The dog adoption application can be found at http://www.pawsct.org/dog-app

ADOPTION FEES:
Adoption fees help us defray the cost of the animal's food, boarding and medical care. Any additional donation you would like to make above the minimum is greatly appreciated. Your contributions are tax deductible.

Cats & Kittens: $100

The feline adoption fees include age-appropriate vaccines and testing for Feline Aids and Feline Leukemia for kittens over 12 weeks of age (Please Note: No test is 100% accurate for these viruses). We spay/neuter all cats and kittens old enough for the procedures before they go home with you. We also offer low-cost options for spaying/neutering unaltered kittens when they are old enough to be altered.

Dogs & Puppies: $210

The canine adoption fees include age-appropriate vaccine, testing for heartworm, and microchip. We spay/neuter all dogs and puppies old enough for the procedures before they go home with you. We also offer low-cost options for spaying/neutering unaltered puppies when they are old enough to be altered.