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Greenwood’s PAWS adopts 10,000th cat

The 10,000th cat was adopted from Greenwood’s PAWS Cat City at 8503 Greenwood Ave. N. last weekend. Ten-week-old Amanda was born at PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) after her mother came in as a stray:

Amanda went home with Lila O’Mahony, of Seattle, her husband and their two children. The O’Mahony family adopted a kitten so she could grow up with the two young children. They had been visiting Cat City since December to teach the kids how to be gentle with a pet, preparing for the adoption day.

PAWS Cat City opened in 1997 with a home-like environment and cats roaming free of cages, so potential adopters can interact with the cats in a comfortable atmosphere. PAWS takes in about 2,000 cats annually and adopts more than half of them through Cat City each year.