One of the most recent additions to PAWS is in need of medical care. The little guy was brought to the shelter by Forest Service crews. Photo courtesy PAWS

PAWS in Quincy needs help! Volunteers are needed desperately

COVID took a toll on many businesses and nonprofit organizations. PAWS, the local cat rescue organization in Quincy, is no exception.

PAWS director Louise Delaney is holding the rescue together by working incredibly long hours and is asking for help. She recently wrote a plea for assistance and posted it to the PAWS Facebook page. Colleagues shared what she wrote with Plumas News and it is being published below:

“As most of you know, I run PAWS here in Quincy. I am there 6 days a week from 8:30 a.m. until everything gets done for the day, sometimes lasting until 3 or 4 p.m. I also have the responsibility of all the financial upkeep of our non profit cat rescue. I take cats to Reno for spay and neuter, which involves a very long day starting at 5 a.m. and lasting until 6 p.m. most of the time. I AM TIRED. My health is declining and I haven’t seen my grandchildren or my son in Colorado for over a year. I have to try and fit my own doctor care or eye care into a very tight schedule, and my poor husband is suffering from lack of companionship because I can never join him on trips or just rides in the woods. I need HELP! I cannot continue at this pace. I NEED someone or several people to step up and run the day to day operation at the cathouse, or sadly, I’ll have to close the doors. This is my reality and it makes me very sad to admit, but I’m 67 years old and not getting any younger. PLEASE help me find a way to keep the cathouse open!”

Her colleagues said closing the cathouse means a huge loss for the kitties and the community and they are urging the public to help.


“Please consider volunteering,” they said. “Even if it is one specific thing that you can do or only one day a week! ANYTHING HELPS AT THIS POINT. Please for the kitties! You can call PAWS (530) 283-5433 or come by 2453 E Main Street, Quincy to see what you can do to help. As always donations are greatly appreciated if you can not volunteer.”

PAWS is a 501©3 non-profit corporation and all your donations are tax deductible.  All donations are greatly appreciated and go directly to the kitties as the staff is all volunteers. Donations can be made by mail to PAWS, PO Box 125, Quincy, CA 95971 or visiting in person: 2453 E. Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971.

9 thoughts on “PAWS in Quincy needs help! Volunteers are needed desperately

  • I’m sending a donation. Greetings from Texas.

    • Thank you Geoffrey! Greatly appreciate it! The kitties thank you too! ❤️ Mary Newhouse-PAWS Volunteer

  • Where is Alice Parlier? She was a volunteer there, loves cats and was so helpful to our family many times!

  • PAWS is vital to the cats of Plumas County.. They rescue right out of the county animal shelter and do incredible work for those animals. It’s been really stressful in rescue right now and there are a LOT of animals needed safe shelter.
    Volunteer if you can–a few hours a week is a great help.

    • Thank you Rose! You do great work also at Friends! ❤️

  • I will always try to promote this nonprofit and volunteer. However, I can by sharing your posts.

    • Thanks Amber! Your past and present support means the world to us!

  • There MUST be 30 cat lovers in this town that could spare just a few hours once a month to help the beasts? In fact, I’ll be one of them! I’ll contact you when I return from out of town next week.

    • Thank you Jim!

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