Please note that the food collecting box in Oban Pets at Home is now collecting for another charity for the next 6 months and not for Small Paws.
If you do wish to leave anything for Small Paws it can still be left at the store as long as it has our name on it and given to a member of staff who will put it round the back for us.
The collecting bins in Aldi and Lidl are for the other charity only. Small Paws does not benefit from things left in those.
As an independent Charity, we receive no government funding, and rely solely on the generosity of supporters
This shelter has been here for over 20 years and was originally run
in conjunction with Small Paws Boarding Cattery. A year ago the boarding side shut down and it is now run entirely as an animal shelter.
Many years ago one of our local vets told me that before we came on to the scene most unwanted animals taken into the surgery were destroyed — cats dogs, kittens, puppies. Everything. The fate of those which didn’t get as far as the surgery doesn’t bear thinking about. Animals which were found on the street were kept for their ‘legal’ time, after which, if nobody turned up for them or a new owner couldn’t be found, they were also destroyed.
No funding is received from the Scottish or local Governments, nor from the lottery. All the money received is from donations and fundraising efforts.
We are all volunteers, no-one gets paid a penny, and we pay our own expenses. All of the money we raise is spent on the animals.
Although Small Paws Rescue is mainly involved with cats and kittens we can also take in, for rehoming, other domestic pets (except dogs). Please have a look at our ‘other animals’ page for information on that.
Our shelter is no-kill, except on a vet’s advice.
Please note that Small Paws Rescue is not
involved with dog rescue
Argyll animal aid
Reg. charity SC044301
Achabeag, Cuan Rd, Balvicar, By Oban PA34 4RJ
Mobile — 07818 636613 (when signal available!)
Use the form on ‘Contact’ page to send us a message.
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