PAWS of Norwalk Joins Nationwide Campaign to be No Kill Nation It's summer and that means flowers are in bloom, the birds are singing, the sun is shining but for thousands of highly adoptable pets across the nation, there is no sunny day, because they live in shelters waiting for a loving home. PAWS is a NO KILL shelter, but sadly, there are countless shelters that aren't. We believe that killing serves no purpose and we pledge that commitment 365 days a year. On June 10, 2012, PAWS will show their support of "Just One Day", the national movement to have no adoptable animals destroyed simply because they do not have a home. To show our support of this movement, PAWS will host a special open house and adoption day on June 10, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm at our shelter at 504 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT. Adorable puppies, kittens, cats and dogs, all available for adoption, will put their best paw forward to encourage residents to open their hearts and homes and adopt. Other event activities include: "Dog Parade" at 2:00 pm showcasing the dogs we have available for adoption Guided shelter tours at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm The "Me-ouch and Bow-ow Clinic" from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm where children can bring their stuffed cats or dogs for our vet to examine. Refreshments For those adopting at this event, we will offer reduced adoption fees and all adopters will receive a "goody bag" filled with great things for you and your new friend! Adolescent and Adult Cats - $80 Mature Adult cats (7+ years) - $75 Pair of Adult cats - $155 Mommy and Me (one adult cat and one younger cat) Special needs cats - $50 Dogs - $175 Long tenured dogs - $150 While PAWS has always been a no-kill shelter, many other shelters and the animals in their care are not so fortunate. We are honored to participate in this nationwide event and hope that we can inspire other shelters to become no kill today and every day. For every day that an animal is not destroyed, there is an opportunity for you to make a difference. In the end, who rescues who? What is a day? There are many ways to answer that question. A day is 24 hours. A day is how we measure how much time we spend at work. A day can be something we look forward to, a celebration of some kind. But in U.S. animal shelters, a day represents 10,411 lives needlessly lost. To most people, it's "Just One Day". But, this one day could change everything for 10,411 companion animals, and a day that can change the world. On this day, we could be a No Kill nation. Even if you can't adopt, you can still make a difference in the life of a homeless animal. Visit a shelters website and select one of the many pets that are waiting for a home. Send an email to a friend, post a pet to your Facebook account or send a Tweet. Your help in spreading the word may help that pet reach the person who would love to open their home to them. The USA can become a no kill nation, even if it is for Just One Day. And, the shelters will be emptier than when the day started. And if we can do it that day, we can also do the next day for Just Another Day. . .