Braves Care: Puppy Palooza!

Atlanta Braves front office staff playing with the dogs at PAWS Atlanta

Atlanta Braves front office staff playing with the dogs at PAWS Atlanta

On Thursday, April 25th members of the Atlanta Braves front office staff visited PAWS Atlanta, a private, not-for-profit animal welfare organization founded in 1966. PAWS Atlanta is a no-kill shelter, meaning they do not euthanize animals based on need for space; the focus is on finding these loving animals a forever home.

Volunteers learn about PAWS Atlanta's mission and history from Executive Director Nancy Longacre

Volunteers learn about PAWS Atlanta’s mission and history from Executive Director Nancy Longacre

PAWS Atlanta is a staff favorite Braves Care project, so we had excellent participation! We worked on a range of projects to help the shelter. One group changed the marquee signs, then organized spare cages and other supplies before taking the dogs out on a walk. They did an outstanding job organizing a space that the staff had not had a chance to care to.

Steve Timmreck, Whitney Vaught, and Lauren Barnette reorganized a storage area full of spare cages and other supplies

Steve Timmreck, Whitney Vaught, and Lauren Barnette reorganized a storage area full of spare cages and other supplies

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The next group organized the entire food shed – which stores not only the food for the shelter, but food for those who may not be able to afford to feed their pets for a short amount of time. This shed also housed important documents for the organization, and our volunteers took it a step further and completely reorganized the shed.

Andrew Brown, Thomas Brown, and Morgan Blank reorganized the entire food storage area.

Andrew Brown, Thomas Brown, and Morgan Blank reorganized the entire food storage area.

The third group cleaned windows and visited kittens in the Cat Cottage. The last two groups shredded donated newspaper for the kennels and the other prepared dogs for baths. Then we all helped bring all of the dogs in for lunch and walk them afterwards!

Christine Godby and Gloria Wickham cleaned windows then helped take puppies inside for lunch.

Christine Godby and Gloria Wickham cleaned windows then helped take puppies inside for lunch.

After all of the work was done, it was time for a miniature photo shoot with the entire group and a handful of puppies. Many of us, myself included, fought the urge to take one or all of them home! If you’re looking for a new family pet, you should absolutely consider rescuing a dog or cat! To learn more about P.A.W.S. Atlanta, visit their website here!

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