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LOCATION: 231 Mt. Moriah Rd., Winton, NC 27986 
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC 27855

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PAWS of Hertford County has adopted out or placed more than 4000 animals since August 2006.  Our animals are in good homes all over northeastern North Carolina, west to Raleigh, southeast to New Bern, and as far north as Virginia, Maryland and even New Jersey. We are thrilled to receive updates and pictures from the families of these wonderful cats and dogs.  If you would like your new PAWS family member to be posted on our website, please send to

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In the Fall of 2011, I had decided I was ready to adopt 1 or 2 cats. As much as I love kittens (who doesn't?!), I wanted to get slightly older kitties, who might otherwise get looked over. I have had 2 dogs, a Siberian Husky & a Miniature Pinscher, going on 13 & 11, respectively, since they were puppies. You'd think that be enough for any rational person! But, I also know that I am a perfectly capable adult & why shouldn't I open up my home to 1 or 2 kitties who needed one? So, I began my search, looking online at the different rescues & shelters, & even met one cat I was interested in, but we just didn't "connect" the way I knew we should. I kept my search going, but not too seriously. On December 23, 2011, I wandered into the Cary Petsmart to get some treats & toys to give to my dogs for Christmas. In my usual fashion, I walked over to see the kitties up for adoption & noticed that Tracey happened to be in there, cleaning. My usual reserved self decided to open that door right up & ask her if I could visit with some of the kitties. Tracey was so nice & welcomed me right in! There were so many sweet cats & kittens there! Of course, the 2 little tabby kittens melted my heart - but I knew they would get a home in no time. Then I met Prescott (now Jasper) & as soon as he was in my arms, I knew he was the one for me. He was only 5 months at the time, so a bit younger than I was looking for, but when you know, you know! Now came the hard part of deciding if I would take a 2nd kitty home, & if so, WHICH ONE?!? There were 3 that appealed to me - none of which I connected with as instantly as I did with Jasper. I went home to think about it overnight, & let Tracey know that I would absolutely be back for Jasper, but I needed to figure out who would be the best buddy for him. I came back the next day, Christmas Eve, which also happens to be my birthday. I brought reinforcements to help me choose, my mom & her sister. They "rationally" suggested that I just take Jasper home since I couldn't decide on one of the other 3 I was considering. I thought, sure - that's reasonable! That's what I will do! And then they left... I put Jasper in the large crate I had brought (larger than a typical cat carrier). But then, Chanel (now named Jezebel) immediately went over to the crate, peering inside, almost a bit anxious about why he was in there & where he was going. I felt like that was my sign, as she was one of the 3 I was torn between, anyhow, plus she was his mother's sister, so they are related! I decided that she would come home with us as well! They are the best of friends & I can't imagine how lonely Jasper would be if I hadn't brought Jezebel home with him! We had some growing pains at first (none with the dogs, believe it or not!), but it wasn't long before I couldn't even imagine my life without them! I feel like my family is complete, & they bring me so much happiness on a daily basis! Jasper is my little misfit, but also the sweetest little cuddlebug! Jezebel is still a bit timid, but she has come a long way - I call her my Miss Priss, because she is so fluffy & dainty, the way she saunters around & quietly mews! They are so different, but they love each other so much, & when they're not tearing around the house after one another, they're curled up with one another, bathing eachother, or staring out the window together. Most people think I'm nuts for having 4 animals, but I couldn't be any happier! I am so grateful that I walked into Petsmart that day, & that Tracey was there, otherwise I never would have gone in & met my babies. I would have admired all the cats from outside the glass as I always had (& still do!), & then gone about my shopping. Thank you Paws of Hertford County, for bringing these sweet angels into my life! - Maureen Murphy


Patrick is just doing wonderful! He seems to really like his new home and friends. Gus could not get enough of him the first day or two- following him around everywhere he went. Patrick would hiss at him from time to time the first day, but that's all past now. Gus is still being very curious and following him around a good bit, but Patrick is small enough to get under things to get away from him when he needs a break. Patrick absolutely loves our little toddler Hannah. He loves to rub up against her, purring the whole time. He is very affectionate, and loves to be around all of us, even our two crazy pugs! Thanks so much for helping us adopt him, and for providing us with a joyful little kitty!!! Michael, Kimberly, Hannah, Gus, Dudley, and Hogan


Just a quick note to say hi and thank you again yesterday. Pepper and Sammy are doing fine. They played a lot outside yesterday - we have an invisible fence. So she was on a very long leash chasing Sammy around. Fed her last night around 6pm .... Got up early this morning when Sammy came down stairs to go back into his crate and ended waking Pepper up. Was very pleased that she did not have any accidents in her crate. Had one "raised voice" event this morning btw the two of them when Pepper took Sammy's bone - a quick growl settled everything - no hard aggressive acts by either one. Sammy will need to learn to share some too - new for him and new for her. She is not yet potti trainined. So that will be up near the top on training efforts. Will work to get some pictures of them this week and send them on. Again, thank you. Sincerely, Mike

Peace & Spirit

My two awesome new babies from PAWS of Hertford County. Big brother Spirit and dainty sister Peace They will be a year old the first week of August. They have spent the last week going to work with me each day. Now they go with me 3-4 days a week. They are so cute in that they go wherever I go. I walk out to the pump house and they go to the pump house I go check out the dogwood trees or the creek bridge and so do they. We spent time outside in the unenclosed part of the yard yesterday. This is one of a few pictures sent of Peace and Spirit playing wonderful games outside! Anne B. Tyndall


From Matt Storey: "Dear PAWS, Sorry it has taken so long to get these pictures to you. We adopted Phoebe from PAWS 12-23-2009. She is very loved and we cannot imagine not having her here with us. We are also including pictures of our golden retriever, Meme, who came to us 4yrs. ago as a stray. We are sending a few pictures and a few videos of them playing. hope that you get them okay and will keep you updated. We had Phoebe spayed last week and she is doing great! Thanks again for all you do and will send pictures of our cat Baby (whom we adopted two yrs ago) when she will stay in one place long enough to snap one." The Storey Family

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