Donors Save Lives - You Are Their Guardian Angels

  Have fun shopping and help the pets at the same time - visit A Helping Paw's on line store at: 


Sept- Dec 2013 Biking For Animals.

"Go local"  

Armen has chosen three shelters in Massachusetts and we are excited and honored to announce A Helping Paw is part of this life-saving journey!

*We'd like to thank Brian, Of South coast today for this wonderful article:

Cassie, AHP volunteer, meets with Armen in Malden Ma, after his Boston tour to
reduce the deaths of innocent pets.


From Armen: One of the reasons I will be passing through every single state is that I
would like this campaign to have a strong local flavor, and to bring people's
attention to the great work that many local shelters and organizations are doing
to prevent more healthy animals from being euthanized. A Helping Paw is one of
these organizations. The work they do goes a long way to provide a better life for the animals of Massachusetts, and they deserve your support. For results of the tour visit:
Join me on Facebook:

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This LIFE-SAVING event has ended. We would like to thank our adopters & most of all our donors who sponsored an adoption. Your true caring has helped us save more lives. Update coming soon.
Our precious felines are fighting for their lives, facing the worst homeless crisis ever. They need YOU! Please show your love for our feline friends - ADOPT today. Can't adopt? Then YOU will save a life by being an adoption SPONSOR.    Please email us with any questions

Clipping claws to Save Paws April 2013

This was such a fun event! Thank you to everyone who joined us and help raise $190. for pets in need! A very special thanks to Tim for donating his services and making such a fun day!

March 2013



Jan  2013 Bourne, Children's Work Shop Donates to AHP Pets

The pets of AHP are so honored to be chosen this year - the students worked so very hard and raised $647.00!


2013 Calendars Help the Pets Raise Funds

We are so excited to announce our first calendar fundraiser sponsored by Ernie's Cats. It was tons of fun working on this calendar for the pets ~ our first ever! Thank you to everyone who purchased a calendar and helped make this fundraiser a success!

Have-A-Heart for Pets 10th Annual Fundraiser

Thanks to all our supporters we raised over $580.00

Visit them here:



Feb 2012

Information Day at The
Healthy Animal

A very special thank you to
our volunteer respresenative Sue for taking time away from her weekend to meet
loving pet owners and share some of their stories along with some stories about
the adoptable pets at A Helping Paw. A special thank you
to The Healthy Animal in Pembroke for allowing us to meet many of their
wonderful customers. You can visit them at to learn more about how healthy foods and
products can help your pet's health and wellbeing.

Dec 2011 Children's Work Shop Donates to AHP Pets

Children K,

were working on the expectation of We Are Kind and focusing on it being in the
community.  They were offered
several options for this and they chose an Animal Shelter. Using a shelter
wishlist they collected food, toys, treats

bedding for the animals in the shelter.Sue
Moulton, A Helping Paw volunteer, went to the Children’s Workshop Nov
th to pick up the items and provide information on the shelter and how what the
children did will make an impact.
30-32 children participated in collecting the items. 
Miss Lauren was the teacher involved with them.

you to all the children who


participated! You've helped make our pets happy!




Yard Sale NH Spring 2011


Wow, we were exhausted but thrilled with the results. Everyone
was so very kind - happy to help the pets - even in this poor economy. Sure
makes you feel good when you can have fun and help unwanted pets at the same
time! Thank you to everyone who donated items and or made purchases. And
thankfully the rain held off. We sold mostly all little items but it added up to
over $175. for the pets!





Have-A-Heart For Pets 2011 

Thank you to everyone who purchased hearts helping make this
fundraiser for pets a success.


Why is this fundraiser so important?


Each year millions of dollars are spent housing stray, unwanted pets, only to be
destroyed when homes can't be found. It is a vicious cycle - born only to suffer
and be destroyed. You've seen the commercials, you've seen the photos - millions
of dollars are spent advertising these pets so you can see the faces that
suffer. Sadly, if people didn't see their faces they wouldn't feel the need to
help. Wouldn't it be wiser to prevent the suffering and deaths  in the
first place?






Women's Health & Wellness Day Retreat

 May 15th
2010 ~ raised near $1500.



 Join us for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation of mind, body, and spirit at the beautiful Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center in Kingston on Saturday May 15.  Spend your day among like-minded women feeding your soul by attending several workshops taught by local health and wellness practitioners and feeding your stomachs with a nourishing breakfast and lunch. Shop for wellness-related items from our vendors and win $$$ in a raffle!  Workshops offered include...
No More Excuses- Pilates Basics for Everyone!
Intuitive Writing and Meditation Techniques
Cooking from a Healthy Pantry
"I Can Do That" A Simple Guide to Self Empowerment
Using Food as Your Medicine
Table-tipping- Your Direct Connection to Spirit
Kayaking Lessons for Beginners
Kundalini Yoga and Subtle Energy Healing
Color Me Healthy- Energies and Healing Properties of Color
The Creative Self- art and mediumship 
Hypnosis for Relaxation
Design Challenges and Color Inspiration
     Thank you for your interest in this event!  We are so excited to raise money for such a worthy organization as A Helping Paw in Buzzards Bay, MA.  All proceeds go directly to this organization so that they may continue their efforts to care for and adopt as many animals as possible.  Please contact me with any questions or for registration information.  Thank you!
Alison Haas

Events & Fun


Witches of Salem Raise Money For Robbed Animal Shelter
   The witches of Salem summoned A Helping Paw  to join them in the yearly festivities held in Salem, MA on Halloween Day to help raise the funds that were stolen.  Above, Laurie, owner of Crow Haven Corner saddened by the news of the theft draws in donations to help the pets. Volunteers: Lauren, Dave, Cassie, Jenn, Brent, Brenna and Chris braved the long cold day with smiles on their faces thrilled with the kind support from visitors and local merchants. A little over $1,200 was raised! We feel completely honored to be invited to spend the day with  Laurie and thank her for her kindeness to our pets. Visit her site @ to learn more about the witches of Salem and see some of the great products she has to offer.  

Wishbones For Pets Charity Drive

Total pet supplies donated: near $1,000

Total cash donations: $513.00

AHP is honored to have been chosen as 2008's recipient.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this event. So many people and local businesses made this event a huge success:

Plymouth Animal Hospital, Pilgrim Animal Hospital, Court St. Animal Hospital, Cat Clinic of Plymouth, Mayflower Veterinary Clinic, Adam & Eve Salon, N. E. Printing & Graphics, Plymouth Tire & Alignment, The Old Colony Memorial, and Plymouth Bulletin. We would also like to thank all our volunteers who delivered our "Pawsitive Updates" to area shops, helping promote this event.

A very special THANK YOU to Janet Depathy, of Under My Wings Pet Sitting Services, the founder of Wishbones for Pets that annualy helps raise much needed funds and supplies for area shelters.


In Memory - Wildfire




A Helping Paws For The Holidays Raised over $6,000 to save our building

Hosted by the Pet Food Shoppe, Rte 44, Lakeville.

A special thank you to The Pet Food Shoppe for sponsoring this wonderful event, Sandy Marcal as our photographer, and to everyone who has volunteered their time and help to make this event a success!

Additional Sponsors:

Purina, Wal-Mart/Raynham, Science Diet, Old Mother Hubbard, Seapet, Merrick, Simple Solution, Iams, Pawsitively Gourmet, Bristol County Savings Bank, Crutchfield Signs/Middleboro, Champion Pet Care/Raynham, Technical Edge Salon/Easton, Target Taunton, Staples/Raynham, Trucci's/Taunton, Shaw's/Raynham, The Cedarholm Family/Lakeville.

Thank you to everyone who has helped make this event so wonderful!



Antiques & More Auction 2006

Wednesday, December 6th at the Elks Club

Bearses Way, Hyannis

We are heartbroken to announce our auction was a complete flop. Months to prepare, and hours to set up - weather conditions forced people to stay home. We had hoped we would shed tears of happiness at all the funds we raised for the pets - instead we shed tears at the funds lost to pay for the food and the hall, and all the great efforts our volunteers provided.





by Jean Harrington

Watercolor by Jean harrington


Oil - By artist Lillian Tomkiewicz

Many Asian Art & Cultural Items


Partial list of lots up for auction 

 *Original cost or value of items are noted in quotations:

1.       Lily Oil Painting by artist Lillian Tomkiewicz  $100.

2.       Scenic Oil Painting by artist Lillian Tomkiewicz  $125

3.       Watercolor by local artist Jean Harrington

4.       Water color by local artist Jean Harrington

5.       Water color “dog” local artist Jean Harrington

6.       Vintage Trumpet

7.         ($200)

8.       Large carved woman ($85.)



11.    MeYukataYukata (kimono) pine & Crane blue (60) -

12.    Kimono—gold dragon on black

13.    Large lot traditional Chinese shadow puppets ($240.)

14.    Satin brocaded  fabric ($300)

15.    Peking Opera Costume  - lkylinnkaiymao kai mao with hat ($198)

16.    Peking opera costume—gold dragon on  black ($150)

17.    Medium  hanging operaYansk—Wei Yan ($194)

18.    Medium  hangingZhangaFeisk—Zhang Fei ($148)

19.    Medium  hanging Guiyingask—Mu Guiying ($255)

20.    Medium  hanging opera mask�Wukongey king Sun Wukong ($249)

21.    Eco-Tourism tiger stamps framed ($69)

22.    Peking classic sWukonggurine: Sun Wukong ($86)

23.    Dragon dancing drum ($200)

24.    Dragon dancing costume (damage to shoes) ($988)

25.    Dragon dancing symbols ($85)

26.    Lion Dancing costume ($390)

27.    Lion dancing drum ($250)


29.    Embroidered tiger on white satin ($35)

30.    Congo Woman’s wooden mask (chipped) ($30)

31.    Wscepterarved monkey scepter with horsehair ($20)


33.    Handwoven large baskets imported South Africa

34.    Nigeria Embroidered skirt set purple ($50)

35.    Nigeria Embroidered skirt set black—($50)

36.    Nigeria: Korhogo painSenefou antelope from Senefou

37.    Nigeria—mudcloth Bubu length robe “Grand Bubu’ ($119)

38.    Dumbeck: professional metal drum with mother of pearl inlay ($225)

39.    Gold cobra belly dance headband

40.    Kuwait woman’s Islamic cover up


Feel Luckyprizesave many wonderful door prizes to give away!

A special Thank YOU to our generous sponsors!

 Bobby Byrne's - Restaurant & Pub

Dennis Mini Storage


 Home Spun Gardens - Falmouth


 Shaw's Supermarket - Wareham  Guertin Brother Jewelers


  Divine Canine - Pocasset



 Antique Asylum - Bourne


Pairpoint Glass, Sagamore


Sandwich Glass Museum  - Sandwich


  Aqua Center - Sandwich


 Cape CoHyannisous Gems & Coins - Hyannis


Canal Antiques


Market Place Co-op





We collected over 19 Carriages FULL of pet supplies!

Thank you toWalop &amWareham in Sandwich, Wal-Mart Wareham, all the volunteers who helped during the event and of course all of you generous shoppers! Watch for totals coming soon!

November - December

They give us so much and ask so little in return: safety, warmth and food.

Won't you please ensure that every pet has a full belly this winter.

We need your help stocking up for the winter. Higher utility bills make it so difficult not just for the shelter but for so many pet owners. Feed the Pets offers low-income pet owners free pet food during the months of Nov - March so they can concentrate on feeding themselves and their children.

Won't you pleneighborse today to help your neighbors through a difficult time and ensure all the shelter pets have happy holidays.

Visit with us as we try to "Fill - A - Truck" for the pets:

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Donations Needed: Moist & Dry cat and dog food, cat litter!, paper towels, cleaners & laundry detergent, kitchen trash bags.

* Unable to make it to the above dates? That's OK. You can bring your pet food & supply donations directly to the shelter. Every person who donates will get a 25% OFF coupon good for our thrift store - you never know what goodies you'll find 


Collections of Pennies WANTED!!!!

 It's time to start saving those Pennies again!

Sweeping them under the carpet won't make them govaccum sucking them up in the vaccum will only give you more headaches, and the dirty looks you get from the line of customers behind you, really isn't worth it. Now you can get rid of those dreaded pennies for a great cause!!! Donate them to help care for our hinculde pets. Don't forget to inculde your name and phone number when dropping off your penniprizee are working on a great prize for whoever brings in the most pennies.





 3rd Annual  Holiday Bazaar

Donate your fine items today, it's not too early

A special thank you to everyone who hsucessmake our holiday fair a success. Though we didn't do as well as last year (we were hoping to double our figures) we are pleased to announce wehomlessn around $700. to help homless peaddtion"George" was a welcome addtion as he added great spirit to our event. Thank you to Amy's manager for sponsoring him for us. Thank you to the vendors who decided to share the day with us. To all the volunteers who spent a great deal of time making crafts for us to sell - gosh, these people are just so creative! Our volunteers did such a gorgeous job setting up in such limited time - the place looked AWESOME! Thank you to everyone who visited the fair and who generously bought tickets and gifts and helped us raise the funds.

Thank You to the following business that showed their support:

Sandwich glass Museum

Family Pet - Wareham

Grandma's Pies

Author Lisa Rogak

GuertinaJewelersicode">Robert Guertin Jewelers

Pairpointcolor=#000000 size=3>Pairpoint Glass Sandwich

<Worl faWarehaml size=3>Toni's Worl - Wareham

Sagamorel Bait & Tackle - Sagamore

Moose Berries - Buzzards Bay

Little Gem

Sandwich Liquor Store

Bobby Byrne's  - Sandwich

 Bill's Seafood - Wareham

Divine Canine - Bourne

Cup of the Bay - Wareham

Snow Goose Shops - Sandwich

Sandwich Book Store

WarehamNot So General Store - Wareham


Pets' Wish List

First we would like to thank everyone who helps A Helping Paw continue saving lives. Many may see us as just another stray, homeless pet that should be destroyed. We've known abuse, fear, hunger, thirst and pain, most of all loneliness had become our only friend. Many of us have watched as our friends' lives have ended prematurely, ever so grateful  we've been given a second chance at life by A Helping Paw.  From all of us, we thank the people who support A Helping Paw and life!

  • Homes, Homes and more Homes - gosh, there are so few good homes out there - seems everyone already has a pet, or they just don't want more. We see people all the time that simply fall in love with us, yet they walk out the door and leave us to never comeback. I wonder what it feels like to have that one special lap, or maybe even your very own dish? You know what would be great, is if people decided to add just one more pet   giving a shelter pet the best gift EVER a HOME! Please adopt  a pet for "Home For The Holidays".  

  • Sponsors to donate funds that will build an outside play yard for the sanctuary residents so we can play safedestressde. This will help us destress and keep us busy exploring something different everyday.  

  • Toys and goodies - yes, when we get bored, we tend to make our own fun, of course the volunteers would prefer we had lots of new toys and kitty furniture to keep us busy so we'll stop getting into trouble.

  • TY Beanie Baby Yard Sale

    October 2005

    Thanks to so many generous Beanie Collectors we collected over 1300 Beanies! We spent Friday till midnight just sorting them! Just as we were setting up Sat it began to rain, our volunteer Amy rushed to get a tent so the sale could still go on. And it did. Little, 11 year-old Sheri, (my adorable daughter) ran the show! She spent the entire day out in the cold rain, but she didn't mind one bit. She helped us raise a little over $100. May not seem like much, but it helped pay for the food and litter we need for just one week. Thank you so much to everyone who helped set up and risked getting wet by coming to our sale. And, YES, we still are collecting Beanies and would like to reach our goal of 2,000! We'll have the Beanies available for sale at our Holidaystuffers Perfect for stocking stuffers, gifts, giveaways at bingo and parties. Great time to stock up on those  Beanies.


    Spay/Neuter & Rescue Magnets --   Rescue Bracelets

    Order Yours Today!

    Just $5.00 each

    Bracelets - white band bracelets show you support rescue (picture coming soon) Only $3.50 each.


    Love animals, band bracelets are the latest craze, show off your love for animals by wearing one of our bracelets. Don't forget to decorate your car too, we have three styles to choose from, why not get one of each or one for every car - show others you support the cause of helping animals.  All profits will directly benefit pets.

    Credit card orders welcome by calling 508-759-2887 order 5 and get 1 FREE! To place an order on line simply email with your name, address, phone number, and ordering iPayPaltion, then simply go to to send payment Mail orders also welcome!

    Shipping - please add $1.00 for shipping and handling - order 3 or more and shipping is free.

    October 2005

    Yankee Candle Fundraiser - Thanks to everyone who purchased candle and gifts during our fundraiser making it a great success!  The money we raised helped save the life of one of our very special kittens and also provided medical care to five others. A very special thank you to Amy who took in over $1,400 in sales, raising over $500. for the pets!

    July 2005 - Plant Sale Raised Over $1600. For Homeless Pets!

    Twin Gardens of Monument Beach holds plant sale exclusively to raise funds for all the pets at A Helping Paw Humane Society.

    They will be staying open just for us! It's the perfect time to stock up on plants to beautify your home and garden. When you are there, please don't forget to thank them for their generosity to the pets. Twin Gardens,   40 Elm Ave., Monument Beach.

     Rainbow Wishes & Whiskers July 2005

    This truly gorgeous barrel was painted exclusively for the pets at A Helping Paw, by a local Cape Cod artist who has sold her barrels across the US. The barrel retails for over $500. and would make a lovely display in any home or office. We raised over $500!



     Give A Piece of Your Heart For Valentine's Day 2005

    Our 4th annual Heart For Pets was a great success. We raised over $90. to help the animals. Many of the donations came from out-of-staEbaythrough people bidding on Ebay!


    Our First Annual Holiday Fair Dec. 2004

    was a great success!!!! Considering this was our first, I'm very proud of all our volunteers that dug right in and did what was needed to make this event so wonderful - a lot of hard-work and time was needed to pull this off. Even our JR volunteers were there to give us a helping hand - we could not have done it without them. Meeting the pet parents and hearing about their wonderful companions was of course the highlight of our day. Thanks to our volunteers, and businesses that donated items we raised over $1,000. for our shelter. We also collected over 250 pounds of dry animal food to help less fortunate pet owners who struggle to pay winter bills. This event was a lot of fun and we hope to see you all next year.


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