About Paws for Consideration
We are an animal advocacy organization, Our mission is to address the overpopulation crisis of dogs and cats, as well as provide assistance in dealing with the overwhelming number of animals that end up with a death sentence at the shelters in our community.
Paws for Consideration envisions a community that eliminates the euthanization of dogs and cats as a means of population control, and encourages responsible pet ownership through spay and neuter legislation.
Our focal point initially has been the under-funded Jefferson County Animal Control (a "kill" facility), which in our opinion presents the most urgent situation in our area. (Tragically, the Jefferson County Commissioner, Chuck Banks has no plans to provide funding to update the facility to meet the demand for the size of the county.) Paws for Consideration works directly with rescue groups to help find foster homes and responsible "forever homes" for the many precious dogs, puppies, cats and kittens saved from area shelters like Jefferson County Animal Control.
There are numerous, excellent and established rescue groups already working very hard and doing an incredible job saving thousands of lives. Therefore, we feel our resources and efforts are most needed in finding additional individuals willing to be approved as fosters. Initially, these individuals would foster dogs and cats rescued specifically from the Jefferson Animal Control.
Of equal importance, we proactively promote the spaying and neutering programs available in St. Louis, Jefferson County and surrounding areas. Paws for Consideration places informational advertisements in newspapers under the category of "pets", as well as posts informational flyers in lucrative sites such as veterinarian offices, shopping centers and other high traffic locations. We also disseminate information through our website, email and word of mouth.
We are very well aware that this will be a challenge, finding responsible and qualified people to foster is not easy. Too many people turn away, thinking someone else will do it. Not realizing that they could mean life or death for an animal sitting in a shelter.
We believe that with hard work we can help educate the public, alerting citizens that there is a desperate need for help, and uncover many compassionate and caring people that are willing to be a prospective foster - if they only knew what was REALLY happening in their community to defenseless, homeless animals.''
We work diligently to forge strong alliances with rescue groups and citizens, because together, we can create a powerful network to protect and advocate for the animals.
Thank you for your support!
November 2007 Paws for Consideration was featured on KSDK Channel 5. The interview of Kama Preston is a great overview of fostering and the mission of the organization.
View the video on KSDK.com
Thank you Channel 5 for helping us spread the word about the importance of fostering and supporting animal rescue!