Sept. 30, 2013 - "Blue" with his new Kitty Scratch Pole.
Sept. 30, 2013 - Joe presenting Libby Wolliver, a PAWS client, a Kitty Scratch Pole for her cat "Blue".

Knox PAWS (Placing Animals With Seniors)


Knox PAWS matches eligible seniors with adoptable pets. Research indicates that pets improve seniors' physical, emotional, and mental health. The Knox PAWS program works with area animal shelters to match senior pets with senior citizens.


Office on Aging's Project LIVE staff match income-eligible seniors with adoptable older pets identified by animal center staff. Program participants must be 60 years of age or older, residents of Knox County, income-eligible, and live independently in a pet-friendly environment.


If participants cannot afford pet food, it is provided through the Feed A Pet Project (a partnership of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine and RSVP). Pets adopted by Knox PAWS participants are given an initial medical exam, vaccinated, given a microchip, are spayed or neutered, and are provided with six months of heartworm and flea prevention medication.

 

Contact PAWS

 

Phone: (865) 524-2786
Email: knoxooa@knoxseniors.org

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 51650
Knoxville, TN 37950-1650

Street Address:
2247 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

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"Hello, we met at the Birmingham Cat Show last weekend when I purchased a Kitty Scratch Pole for our baby boy.  I just wanted to let you know that when we got home with Haven (our persian), we put his scratch pole in the bathroom in hopes that he would notice it.  I wish I had my video on because he noticed it and immediately began scratching the pole.  Katie and I looked at each other in amazement!!!!  The cats are truly attracted to the scratch pole!!!!  

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