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P.O. Box 2204

Poquoson, VA 23662


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Larry Burnett Photo



Cat's Pride "Litter for Good" Program



Help us spread the word and get supporters!  

P.A.W.S. is registered to receive litter through the Cat's Pride "Litter for Good" program.  Let our supporters know to nominate us at catspride.com - the more nominations, the more litter that is donated to P.A.W.S.!

Helping is as easy as 1-2-3.  Supporters can: 

  1. Head over to catspride.com and join the free Cat's Pride Club to nominate P.A.W.S. for litter donations. 

  2. While on catspride.com, check out the Litter for Good program video and share via social media to help spread the work and make an even larger impact.

  3. Finally, go out and buy a green jug of Cat's Pride Fresh & Light Litter.  For every jug purchased, a pound will be donated!

2020 Kitten Shower

February 16, 2020

1 p.m. to  4 p.m. at Bean's Ice Cream, 475 Wythe Creek Road, Poquoson, VA 23662

Who doesn’t like kittens and ice cream?! 


We are registered at Amazon.smile, and will be accepting donations.  We are in need of the following:

  • KMR powder or cans (baby kitten formula)

  • Purina Kitten show

  • Friskies Pare canned food (chicken or turkey preferred)

  • Cat toys

  • Cat nip

  • Baby blankets

  • Non-scented baby wipes

  • Kitten attract kitten litter

  • Kitten nursing bottles

  • Cleaning supplies (paper towels, Clorox wipes, tall kitchen trash bags, laundry detergent, dryer sheets)

Peninsula Regional Event

March 07, 2020

12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, 5843 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23605

P.A.W.S. is excited to be part of this FREE event with our friends at the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter!  

There will be face painting, giveaways, & lots more!  ‪Papa John's will also provide food samples and lunch for sale, plus their sponsored race car driver, Grant Blasingame, his race team and car will be there too!


Come by the Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary table for your chance to win a cool gift basket and to purchase your kicksticks and cat nips bags.

For more information, visit the Facebook event here.

TACO CAT Spelled Backwards is TACO CAT

March 21, 2020

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The St. George Brewing Company, 204 Challenger Way, Hampton, VA 23666


Sponsored by: Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary & The St. George Brewing Company 

This event is to benefit Animal Rescue, so we invite ALL to join us for a day of fun, including: 

  • Food trucks

  • Beer Tasting

  • 55+Craft/Vendors (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

  • Raffle Prizes 

  • Face Painting

  • 50/50 Raffle 

  • DJ

  • Bake Sale

  • Pet friendly event (must be on leash)

Bring the following items, and earn raffles tickets for amazing prizes!

  • Purina Kitten Chow (yellow bag)

  • Purina Cat chow (blue bag)

  • Friskies canned food

  • Fancy feast cans

  • Laundry detergent/ bounce dryer sheets

  • Paper towels

  • Windex

  • Tidy cat litter (scoop able)

  • Pinesol blue or purple

Bake Sale

April 11, 2020

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Anna's Pizza, 465 Wythe Creek Road

Give Local Day

May 12, 2020

Give Local 757 is happening again on May 12th!  We will be taking contributions to feed, spay/neuter, vet visits and the sanctuary. 


Visit https://www.givelocal757.org/paws to learn more. 

Yard Sale



8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 8 Rivergate Drive Poquoson, 23662

Poquoson Pharmacy Event

June 27, 2020

More Info Coming Soon

Meow Manor Luau Party & Adoption Event

July 18, 2020

More Info Coming Soon

Kiln Creek Animal Care Open House



More Info Coming Soon

Clear The Shelter Event with Wild Birds Unlimited Yorktown

August 29, 2020


More info coming soon

Pets & Pumpkins Fall Festival

October 10, 2020

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Oozlefinch Craft Brewery, ‪81 Patch Road, Hampton

Poquoson Seafood Festival


More Info Coming Soon

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May 29-30, 2020

October 16-18, 2020

July 2020