Community August 16, 2021

Community Spotlight: PAWS of Bremerton

Since 1975, PAWS of Bremerton has helped countless cats and kittens find homes while also providing much-needed services. Kitsap County is lucky to have this wonderful volunteer-operated nonprofit in Bremerton and our Windermere Silverdale office proudly supports their important work.

A Volunteer-Operated Cat Shelter and Much More

The Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) of Bremerton believesevery living being has an inalienable right to life and the dignity and respect which that life implies.” This charity manages cat adoptions and has an on-site rescue center. It is also a no-kill shelter. This means they do not euthanize cats due to a lack of space, personality, breed, or the cat’s coat color. They only euthanize for humane reasons to relieve unmanageable pain and suffering. 

Additionally, PAWS of Bremerton provides financial assistance for low-income and unemployed Kitsap County residents and military personnel who need spay/neuter and vaccination services for their pets. Bremerton Animal Hospital’s generous assistance makes this possible. 

Cats and kittens are available for adoption and/or surrender on an appointment-only basis. You can find photos of cats/kittens available for adoption on Petfinder.

Easy Ways to Support PAWS of Bremerton

There are many easy ways to support this wonderful nonprofit. If you shop at Fred Meyer, you can associate your rewards card with PAWS of Bremerton. Then when you shop there, they give donations to PAWS. The same goes for Amazon. Just visit Amazon Smile and direct your donations to PAWS of Bremerton.

Since it’s a 501C3 charity, all donations including goods and services are tax-deductible. This organization runs solely on donations. You can easily drop off cash or a check at their office. Or, you can donate online through PayPal.

If you’d like to donate supplies, check out the list below. You can drop supplies off at their Adoption Center located at 3306 N. Perry Ave in Bremerton.

Supplies Needed:

  • Scoopable Cat Litter 
  • Wet Canned Cat Food – Friskies paté or Kitten/Adult Fancy Feast
  • Cat Treats
  • Purina Kitten Chow – Nurture
  • Kirkland Grain-free Cat food from Costco
  • Cardboard Cat Scratchers
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Dishwashing Soap
  • Liquid Laundry Soap/Pods
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Household Beach
  • Window Cleaner
  • Copy Paper

Become a Volunteer

Volunteering is a meaningful way to connect to our community. And, what better way to give your day a boost than to help animals live fuller, healthier lives? Our Windermere Silverdale office recently dedicated a full day to PAWS of Bremerton during our annual Community Service Day. We painted the entire inside of the building and we did a bunch of yard work. Our real estate agents and staff always love helping out in our community, and it was great to give back to an organization that gives so much. 

If you’re able to regularly give a bit of your time, you can become a volunteer. PAWS of Bremerton needs volunteers who are 16 or older and can commit to one weekly shift (1.5 – 2 hours). For most roles in the facility, volunteers need to be able to squat, bend/kneel, twist, stand for one to two hours, and climb at least two flights of stairs. Volunteers help keep cats healthy and clean, learn to run the office, and help meet the public’s needs. If you’d like to volunteer but have any limitations which require accommodations, just let the volunteer coordinator know. To get started, you can call (360) 373-7043 for details.

To stay up to date on their latest news and see adorable photos of cats and kittens available for adoption, you can follow their Facebook page. We hope you’ll consider supporting this great nonprofit in whatever way you can.