For 45 years, PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap’s purpose has been to provide the community with programs, not only offering animal companionship through adoption but also enhance relationships between people and their pets with programs designed to increase pet retention. PAWS has two adoption facilities in the region-Kingston and Bainbridge Island. Adoption center pets come from situations like family surrender, abandonment, or feral colonies. They are not only from Kitsap County but also from high kill/overpopulated shelters all over Western Washington. Other programs include: • Low income Veterinary Assistance and spay/neuter services, • Right Dog Right Home-dog match/adoption, • Kitsaplostpets.org-online site to help reunite pets and people, • SafeHarbor-housing animals of families in crisis, • Cat Sanctuary- housing senior cats deemed unadoptable, • PALS-senior individuals permanently fostering senior animals: offers veterinary and pet care, • Feral cat management, • Pet food bank serving eight local foodbanks, • Education programs including pet care and emergency preparedness.