About Us…

Central Paws does NOT have a shelter. We are strictly a small volunteer organization which operates mainly on donations.   We are not affiliated with any other organization.   We are a registered charity BN 89085 2809 RR0001 (www.cra.gc.ca/charities).   For the past 11 years we have saved the lives of approximately 500+ animals and helped so many […]

Milo

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This young kitten is about 4 months old, he’s been dewormed, treated with Revolution and tested for fl/fiv and has his first vaccines. He will get his boosters and be neutered as part of his adoption.

This little guy loves to purr, play, he doesn’t mind other animals or children. He’s a great little guy. If you are interested in adopting him, please email us at centralpaws@yahoo.ca.

Dog with No Name …

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This sweet girl was picked up as a stray and unclaimed. We took her to the groomers and the vet. She was very thin and her paws were sore. We put her on a high energy food, dewormed her and vaccinated her. She is being spayed tomorrow (Sept. 15). The vet estimates her age at 9-10 months, she is only @ 30 pounds, needs another 10 on her. She isn’t going to be a big dog.

She is in foster care with another dog. She is a great girl, with lots of silly energy. She loves everyone. She listens well. Knows some basic commands.

We are looking for a home for her who can continue her training, lots of play time, maybe another dog to play with, a fenced yard, lots of walks.

If you are interested in adopting this wonderful dog, please email us for a application at centralpaws@yahoo.ca

Sparkle and Twinkle

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These two handsome males are brothers, they are neutered, being vet checked tomorrow, 5-6 years old. Sparkle loves to snuggle. Twinkle is a little shyer but he took loves to snuggle.

The boys are fl/fiv negative, have their first vaccines and been dewormed.

These cats were left abandoned on one of our volunteer’s steps. Not a wise decision as she is often out of town. Sadly we know where they came for but efforts to have a fine or charges laid haven’t gotten us very far. When politicians come knocking on your door have a discussion with them about the fact right now the new Animal Protection Act has not teeth and has no PAID appointed/trained staff. It’s so frustrating for our volunteers when we preach to people about not abandoning animals … There are no consequences. There aren’t enough foster homes, not enough space in shelters, not enough shelters … And never enough money. It’s time for a change!!!

In the meantime, if you are interested in adopting these two great guys please email us at centralpaws@yahoo.ca

BoBo – FOUND A HOME

BoBo was rescued by a very kind lady who found him starving in Mexico – she brought him back to Newfoundland and had him all fixed and nursed back to health. Thinking she was living in a safe area, BoBo was allowed outside … Sadly, BoBo was a victim of a shooting incident. Again he was rushed to the a Exploits Valley Animal Hospital where he lost his leg but thankfully not his life.

BoBo needs another angel to watch over him as he needs a furever home (inside). His rescuer has developed severe asthma and can no longer care for him.

If you can adopt please either contact the number listed or if you can foster please contact us. Remember – all you do is supply the love and care – we supply everything else.

Email us at: centralpaws@yahoo.ca

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Highlights – The Animal Protection Act April 21, 2013 at 8:15pm Highlights of the Animal Protection Laws, May 15, 2012 Standards of Care for Companion Animals

An animal is in distress when in need of proper care, water, food or shelter, being sick, injured, abused or in pain or of suffering undue or unnecessary hardship, privation or neglect.
Injury may be caused by wounding, worrying, terrifying or pursuing.
An animal may not be transported outside the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle unless confined or secured in a body harness, or by means of another fastening, in a manner which is adequate to prevent the animal from falling off the vehicle or otherwise injuring itself or causing a hazard to other vehicles.
An animal may not be confined in an enclosed space, including a motor vehicle, without adequate ventilation.
An animal may not be transported in the trunk of a motor vehicle. (does not apply to a station wagon, passenger van, sport-utility vehicle, hatchback or another type of motor vehicle that does not have a trunk)
An animal may not be hitched, tied or fastened to a fixed object with a choke collar, choke chain, or rope or cord tied around the animal’s neck.
Ear cropping or tail docking of a dog, or permitting the ear cropping or tail docking of a dog, is prohibited unless deemed medically necessary by a veterinarian.
A veterinarian who believes on reasonable grounds that an animal has been or is subject to neglect or abuse shall report to the Chief Veterinary Officer.
A person who, while operating a bicycle or a motor vehicle, injures an animal shall, where reasonably possible, stop and provide the care and attention to the animal that is necessary to relieve its pain and help its recovery.
A person who, while operating a bicycle or a motor vehicle, kills an animal, shall as soon as reasonably possible, notify an inspector of that fact and provide the information that the inspector requires.
Owner Liability:
The owner of an animal shall not permit the animal to cause a hazard to people, livestock operations, other animals, goods, property or the safe operation of motor vehicles.
An owner of a dog shall keep it safely tethered or penned up at all times, unless:
held on a leash by a person capable of restraining its movements
being used by a person for the purpose of lawful hunting
being used by a person to work in a lawful manner with sheep
An owner of an animal shall be liable for damages or injury caused by that animal to a person, other animals, goods or property.
Dog Being a Nuisance:
Where a person finds a dog that is killing, maiming or pursuing natural persons or livestock, the person may:
shoot or otherwise destroy the dog; or
lay a complaint before a Provincial Court judge.
Basic Standards of Dog Care:
A dog shall be provided with:
clean, fresh, unfrozen drinking water, at all times
sufficient quantity and quality of food to allow for normal, healthy growth and the maintenance of normal, healthy bodyweight
clean food and water receptacles located in a manner that prevents spillage and contamination by excreta
adequate veterinary attention when necessary
care that is necessary for the general welfare of the dog.
Design of a Basic Shelter or Dog House:
A dog that is kept outside in weather conditions that may pose a risk to the health of the dog or that is housed outside shall be provided with a shelter in accordance with these standards:
be weather-proof, water-proof and insulated
be sufficiently ventilated in a manner that prevents the accumulation of moisture and odors
be of a size and design adequate and appropriate for the size of the dog
contain an entrance and a hallway that are separate from a sleeping area
have a canvas or rubber flap attached at the entrance
be sufficiently elevated off the ground to ensure that the floor is kept dry
contain bedding of sufficient depth to provide insulation from cold weather conditions.
Straw, woodchips, a blanket or other bedding must be changed every 7 to 14 days, or as otherwise required to keep the interior of the shelter clean and dry.
A mechanism outside of a shelter for a dog shall be provided to hold food and water receptacles in a manner that prevents spillage.
Minimum floor space of the sleeping area in a shelter for a dog shall comprise 232 square centimeters for each 2.5 centimeters of the height of the dog in a standing position. (See Measuring section for further info.)
Minimum ceiling height of the sleeping area in a shelter for a dog shall be 5 centimeters greater than the height of the dog in a sitting position. (See Measuring section for further info.)
Basic Requirements for a Dog Pen or Enclosure:
A pen or enclosure in which a dog is confined must in a good state of repair and made of materials that are not toxic to the dog.
Flooring requirements:
made of a texture and design that prevents the dog from being injured
not be made of wire mesh, metal or wood
A pen or enclosure must not be stacked with another pen or enclosure.
The location must not pose a high risk of injury or other distress to the dog.
It must not contain more than 3 dogs.
It must not contain a dog that may pose a danger to another dog in the same pen or enclosure.
A pregnant or nursing dog that is confined in a pen or enclosure must not be confined with a dog other than its nursing offspring.
There is no maximum number of nursing offspring that may be confined in a pen or enclosure with a nursing dog. The size of the floor of a pen or enclosure in which one dog is confined must not be less than 9 square meters. The length and width of a floor of a pen or enclosure in which more than one dog is confined must each be increased by one meter for each additional dog.
The minimum height of a pen or enclosure must be one meter greater than the height of the tallest dog in a standing position that is confined in that pen or enclosure.
A pen or enclosure must contain at least one shelter for a dog that is designed, built and maintained in accordance with these standards.
It must have an area that provides the dog with shade at all times.
It must be cleaned and have excreta removed from it on a daily basis.
A dog that is confined to a pen or enclosure must be provided:
daily social interaction with people or animals or both
toys and other enrichments that are appropriate for the dog’s well-being
daily access to exercise that is adequate and appropriate for that dog outside of the pen or enclosure.
Measuring a Dog:
Height in standing position measured from the top of the dog’s shoulder to the ground.
Height in sitting position measured from top of the dog’s head to the ground.
Length measured from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail.
Tethering:
A dog that is tethered, unsupervised, outside must be:
tethered in a location that does not pose a high risk of injury or other distress to the dog
tethered in an environment that is free of debris and does not cause harm or undue strain or stress to the dog
The area in which a dog is tethered, unsupervised, outside shall be cleaned and have excreta removed from it on a daily basis.
The restraining device used to tether a dog that is unsupervised, outside:
must be at least 5 times the length of the dog (See Measuring section for further info)
must allow the dog to move in a manner that is safe and unrestricted excepted by its length
must not weigh more than 10 per cent of the dog’s body weight
A dog that is tethered, unsupervised, outside must be provided:
daily social interaction with people or animals or both
toys and other enrichments that are appropriate for the dog’s well-being
daily access to exercise that is adequate and appropriate for that dog and that is unfettered from a fixed area
A dog that is young, aged or infirm shall not be tethered, unsupervised, outside for an extended period of time.
Sled Dogs:
An owner of a sled dog, or owner or operator of a kennel, must provide the sled dog with:
adequate veterinary attention
care that is necessary for the general welfare of the sled dog.
Penalties:
A person who is found guilty of an offence under this Act or the regulations may be fined up to $50,000 and, in default of payment, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months, or to both a fine and imprisonment.
Ban on Ownership:
A Provincial Court judge may, in addition to another penalty, make an order prohibiting that a convicted person from owning an animal (or animals) for a specified period of time or for the remainder of the person’s life.

PLEASE NOTE: At present time in Central Newfoundland, June 2014, only the RCMP can follow up on complaint calls, you can report to the SPCA’s only. All the SPCA’s are listed in our links section, check there for a number in your area. They are all looking for volunteers to be trained and appointed to do this volunteer work. The number of complaints they receive in Central alone is @ 200 plus a year. You can help make a difference in the lives of so many neglected animals by volunteering your time.

Farley – Adopted

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Carley’s foster care people have decided they just can’t part with him.

Farley tested negative for fl/fiv and has started the deworming process. Farley is sweet and very affectionate. He’s now @ 12-14 weeks.

Although in the photo he appears black, he is more a chocolate brown tabby with white flicks of hair. Farley enjoys cuddling when sleepy and sucks in his paw or his foster mom’s neck.

As with all our animals, we include covering the cost of the spay/neuter when the time comes.

This little one with need a loving, responsible home with another cat friendly cat. If you are interested in adopting this baby kitty please email us at centralpaws@yahoo.ca

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Emma – Adopted

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Emma was rescued in January 2013 from a life outside. We figure she had been dumped. Emma is fl/fiv negative and of course we spayed her, dewormed her etc. Emma enjoys attention and had been fostered with other cats, cat friendly dogs, kids too.

Emma deserves a home with someone who will be able to commit to her for the rest of her life.

Please email us at centralpaws@yahoo.ca