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"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded"
We always need volunteers for even just an hour a week. Anything would help. Please come and join us in our quest to help the abused, abandoned dogs of our area.
The Wilburton Paws is a 501(c)(3), no-kill shelter. We receive no tax money or other government funding, only individual donations . The Wilburton Paws is a totally volunteer organization. We pay no salaries and operate in donated space. Your tax-deductible donations go directly to the care of the animals.
Welcome to our web site. Our goal is to help the unwanted, abused, abandoned suffering dogs of our town by taking them to our shelter as room allows. We are always full and try to find homes for the dogs by having adoption days when the weather is good or by word of mouth. Most of our dogs are taken from the city pound sometimes just moments before they are scheduled to be put to death because their owners have either given them up or just not cared about what happened to them when they get out of their yards. We want to educate people on the importance of having their pets spayed or neutered and vaccinated.
On April 14th on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Austin, Texas, someone called 911 to report a domestic dispute. They gave the policeman the wrong address and within a few seconds, an innocent dog, who had been playing Frisbee with his owner a few seconds earlier was shot dead as he came running from the back yard when he heard the officer telling the man to put his hands up as any dog would have done. The following links show the whole story.
This is HiWay. He was found by one of our volunteers on the side of a hot highway in the middle of summer in 2003. As you can see, he was near death, but after a trip to the veterinarian and some TLC from our caring volunteers, he was healed after about a year and was adopted to a loving home.
This is Home Boy. He is the product of a puppy mill. He has deformed legs and the breeder threw him away because he could not make any money off of him. Some how he survived for four years until he ended up in the pound and was rescued from there by P.A.W.S. and then taken to an adoption day where a P.A.W.S. member took him home to foster. He may have deformed legs but he is fine and can run with the rest of the dogs.
PAWS of Wilburton, OK. was formed in January of 2001 immediately after a citizen went to visit the city pound and found the most barbaric, inhumane conditions ever. He found dead dogs, all frozen, with no dog food or water in sight. They had suffered to death. There was a small metal death box that they crammed the dogs into and gassed them to death with the exhaust of a truck if they didn't die from starvation or lack of water or worse. This was totally unacceptable to the animal lovers of our town. As we voiced our outrage, things became better for the dogs and the metal death box was taken away and destroyed. The president of PAWS donated a small piece of land and some pens were put up so we could start saving dogs right away. It has been a long hard battle because it seemed as though the city was against us but as time has gone by, we have had support from people who care and now have less opposition. With donations, we have been able to add on to our small no-kill shelter and care for more dogs. We rescue most of them from the rebuilt city pound. The pound is much better than the old one and has a very kind and caring Animal Control Officer now who works with us to try and save the innocent, abused dogs. We now have a new Mayor and the city and P.A.W.S. work together. As donations allow, we have all the dogs spayed and neutered and all their shots and any medicine they may need. Our local veterinarian is wonderful and helps us all he can. There are few volunteers and lots of needs, but somehow, with the help of prayers, we get it done. Please feel free to make a donation to help our cause in our small, southeast Oklahoma town.