About Us…

Central Paws does NOT have a shelter and we have no public office.  We are strictly a small volunteer organization which operates mainly on donations and fundraising.  Our primary mandate is prevention.   We are not affiliated with any other organization.   We are a registered charity BN 89085 2809 RR0001 (www.cra.gc.ca/charities).   Since forming in […]

Great Big Thank You!

Special thanks to Joanne King, photographer, and Bruno Bradley of Ibex Fuels, pilot, who donated the proceeds from their calendar sales to Central Paws and the SPCA for the second year in a row.  Although Joanne says they were disappointed in the sales this year, $615 means a lot for our program as we are currently fixing a batch of kittens rescued before Christmas. Joanne attritubes the poor sales to people starting to cut back and we certainly found that to be the case Christmas time with 2 fundraisers and donations at a all time low.  

Peko is in need of a home.



Peko has been in foster care for a while now.  She has really started to trust her foster care provider and doesn’t run and hide in her kennel.  Peko loves her toys, really loves to talk and be petted and brushed.  So far she is still staying on the top level of the big open cage, but she is happy every time she gets a visitor.  Big progress for a kitty who spent  years outside on her own.  She really deserves a special home – she will be a totally devoted cat for someone who loves affectionate cats.  Sge doesn’t have a mean bone in her body.

Peko is spayed, fel/felv negative and is spayed.  It is estimated she is @ 5 years old.  Peko is a petite kitty.  Originally she was supposed to have been returned after recovering from her spay .. we don’t seem to be great at the return part of the TNR (trap neuter and release).  We have been successful in rehabilitating older cats with time and patience.

PLEASE consider offering Peko a home, email us at centralpaws@yahoo.ca for more information.

Joanne King’s aerial photography benefits animals in need.  

Special thanks to Joanne King for her kindest.  She and her boyfriend Bruno Bradley had a great idea.  From her aerial photography of Central Newfoundland she created a amazingly unique calendar which she then sold and donated the profits to both Central Paws and the Exploits Valley SPCA.

In total we received $1395 in total, which will all be used towards our Spay/Neuter Program.

Frankie – Adopted




Frankie has been adopted by his foster mom.

Frankie is now neutered and fully vaccinated against the cat flu, dewormed and fl/felv negative.

Frankie is one of 4 feral cats recently rescued.  He and his brothers were likely born outside as they were feral (not tame).    Frankie’s 2 brothers and his Momma have found their wonderful furever homes, Frankie is waiting patiently.

Frankie isn’t much of a cuddler yet.  But he does enjoy being talked to, played with, brushed and having time spent with him.  He may never really enjoy being picked up, but there are non feral cats who aren’t fussy about the trappings of a good cuddle.

We are sure though in time he will be a faithful companion.

If you are interested in adopting Frankie please email us at centralpaws@yahoo.ca us for an application.

In Memory of Mary Ghaney

It is with great sorry that the family that the family of the late Mary Patricia Ghaney (nee Mullins) announce her passing on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the age of 65. Leaving behind with fond and loving memories are her loving husband Ken; her pride and joys-daughter SheriLynn and son Kenny; her 2 furry friends Milo (her constant companion) and Kaleigh; her sisters-Judy (Brian), Karen (Paul), Kathy (Allan), Lisa (Paul); her brothers-Ron (Mary), Barry (Roxanne); nieces-Laura, Nadine, Natasha, Jessica; nephews-Keith S., Keith M., Shaun, Allan; great nephews-Deegan, Braydon, Jake, Oakley, Locklan; great nieces-Olivia, Maddie, Kate and Teegan. Mary was predeceased by her special brother-in-law Pat (Newf) Ghaney, her parents Ron & Susan Mullins, in-laws William & Mary Ghaney and her nephew Paul Michael Stokes. Visitation will take place on Friday, July 24th from 7-9 p.m. at Central Funeral Homes in Springdale. A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Springdale. Burial will take place at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to Central Paws-a charity close to her heart. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes. For condolences on line and to listen to the funeral service please visit http://www.centralfuneralhomes.ca


Donation In Memory of Mary were made by:


Staff of Coleman’s, Buchan’s

Don and Emma O’Rourke of Springdale

Vanessa and Mitchell Gilliland of Calgary, Alberta

Paul and Jean Kelly of Wabush

Rita and Faron Clarke of Springdale

Buttercup and Bobbles both have great homes.


Bobbles (male with white paws) and Buttercup (female all tabby) were rescued from the dangers of life outside.  They were found in a garden where the mom was trying to protect them from a Tom cat intent on doung hard.  They were all feral and sadly only Bobbles and Buttercup were rescued.

Now 6 weeks old, these two have another 2 weeks before they can be vetted for adopting.  We will fl/fiv test, been working on their deworming, they will get the cat flu vaccine and we cover the spay/neuter.

We always like to keep pairs together, but will consider separating if necessary.  We do a 2 for 1 adoption.  If you are interested please email us at centralpaws@yahoo.ca