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North Beach PAWS Provides Animal Shelter Services for Record Number of Dogs and Cats in 2022

Updated: Mar 20, 2023


Private animal shelter headquartered in Grays Harbor County sees 30% growth in veterinary care, spay/neuter procedures, transfers, and adoptions while providing services for more than 1,500 animals in and around Ocean Shores, Hoquiam, Aberdeen, and other locales.


HOQUIAM, WASHINGTON — FEBRUARY 28, 2023 — North Beach PAWS, a private, independent, no-kill animal shelter dedicated to saving the lives of unwanted and homeless dogs and cats, provided services for more than 1,500 animals in and around several municipalities and rural areas throughout Grays Harbor County including Hoquiam, Ocean Shores, Aberdeen, Moclips, and more.


NB PAWS saw 1,360 cats and 179 dogs receive adoption, shelter, foster, and/or medical services in 2022, a 30% increase from the previous year. That number includes dogs and cats who were either spayed or neutered through the shelter’s voucher program.


“Our small shelter has done an extraordinary job in providing a safe place for dogs and cats when they need us the most,” said North Beach PAWS Vice President Carol Jamroz. “We have

an all-volunteer staff that is passionate about the animals in our care and will always go that extra mile to save as many dogs and cats as possible. Our partnerships with several no kill shelters in more populated areas helps us to re-locate cats and dogs and get them into loving homes more quickly. This frees up space for even more animals that need a safe place to go.”


In 2022, North Beach PAWS also worked with law enforcement to rescue more than 150 animals from cruelty and neglect, provided spay, neuter, and vaccination services to over 500 family pets through our spay and neuter programs, facilitated the adoption of more than 600 animals, relocated more than 400 animals to partner shelters with higher adoption demand, and provided volunteer opportunities for numerous members of the local community.

According to Shelter Animals Count, “In the first nine months of 2022, more animals entered

shelters than left them by a margin of 7.3 percent. The figure represents 77,000 stranded pets,

and it covers only a fraction of the national shelter community.”


Founded in 2002 and located on State Route 109 just outside Ocean Shores, North Beach PAWS provides adoption services, and facilitates the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats to reduce overpopulation and euthanasia. NB PAWS raises operating funds through adoption fees, private donations, grants, and a weekly garage sale held on site.

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