North Beach PAWS is an organization committed to saving the lives of homeless or unwanted domestic animals in the North Beach area of Grays Harbor, WA by providing foster or shelter facility care and seeking permanent adoptive homes for these animals.
We promote the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats in order to assist in reducing the astronomical over-population of these animals, which results in needless euthanasia. Read about our Spay and Neuter Voucher Program.
North Beach PAWS is dedicated to helping educate the community in order to create responsible pet guardianship. Information starts here.
North Beach PAWS is committed to seeking legal protection and justice for animals that are the victims of cruelty and/or neglect. Visit our Take Action page.
Our service area: from Ocean Shores at the south end of the beach to Moclips at the north end and east to the Hoquiam city limits. Additional communities served include Ocean City, Copalis Beach, Copalis Crossing, Pacific Beach, and Humptulips.
North Beach PAWS is a 501 c non-profit.
501(c) (3) 17053254003042
From NorthBeachTVOS 2/18/13
Founder Lorna Valdez, with her husband Mike Valdez, talk about how North Beach PAWS began. Then a talk with Joan Baus and previous dog handlers, Fay and Jay.
North Beach PAWS made the plunge in August 2006 and signed a purchase agreement for our shelter property!
Donations to support the shelter purchase may be made in the memory of or in honor of a person or animal, and are acknowledged by a card to the honored recipient and to the donor. Link to donation form.
North Beach PAWS thanks you in advance for those animals we love who can't put into words their thankfulness for having a safe place to stay, where they are well loved until they find their forever homes! Sincerely, Lorna Valdez, President, North Beach PAWS
SAVE THEM ALL
There are 9,000 healthy and treatable dogs and cats euthanized each day in the United States, and thankfully, so many great shelters are working to fight that statistic. The no-kill movement in particular is dedicated to reducing the euthanasia of healthy pets, and creating more effective shelter systems.
WAYS TO HELP SAVE THEM ALL
Adoption saves lives. By increasing the number of people who adopt pets, we know we can end the killing. Whether you find your new pet at NB PAWS or at a different shelter, adopt a pet to help Save Them All.
Lend a hand to help homeless pets find loving homes. From socializing puppies to photographing the animals, there are many opportunities to help. Volunteer to Save Them All.
Financial gifts of every size help provide food, medical care and shelter for the animals. Donate to Save Them All.
Spaying and neutering your pets helps reduce the number of animals who enter shelters, while initiatives like trap/neuter/return help to humanely control cat populations. Spay/neuter to Save Them All.
Tell your friends what you're doing to Save Them All – and encourage them to get involved, too. Share on Facebook or Twitter with #SaveThemAll.
Check out our adorable, adoptable animals and learn about our lifesaving work.
North Beach PAWS is a No Kill shelter, but what does that mean?
It means that we save all healthy, treatable and rehabilitatable animals. Only "unadoptable" or "non-rehabilitatable" animals are euthanized.
Adoptable animals include only those animals eight weeks of age or older that, at or subsequent to the time the animal is impounded or otherwise taken into possession, have manifested no sign of a behavioral or temperamental defect that could pose a health or safety risk or otherwise make the animal unsuitable for placement as a pet, and have manifested no sign of disease, injury, or congenital or hereditary condition that adversely affects the health of the animal or that is likely to adversely affect the animal's health in the future.
Adoptable dogs may be old, deaf, blind, disfigured or disabled.
A treatable animal shall include any animal that is not adoptable but that could become adoptable with reasonable efforts.
"Sick, traumatized, infant or unsocialized dogs need appropriate medical treatment, behavior modification and/or foster care to turn them into healthy animals ready for placement.
"Unadoptable" and "non-rehabilitatable" means animals that are neither adoptable or treatable. By way of exclusion, SB1785 defines "unadoptable":
Animals eight weeks of age or younger at or subsequent to the time the animal is impounded
Animals that have manifested signs of a behavioral or temperamental defect
Those that could pose a health or safety risk or otherwise make the animal unsuitable for placement as a pet and
Animals that have manifested signs of disease, injury, or congenital or hereditary condition that adversely affects the health of the animal or that is likely to adversely affect the animal's health in the future