It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue after 20 years of operation, following the passing of one of our founders in 2019. The Board of Directors has made this decision due to changes in direction the current volunteers wish to take.
We extend our deepest thanks to all past and present volunteers, fosters, adopters, and supporters for all of your faithful help through the years. All that MaPaw accomplished was made possible because of your effort and commitment.
Special thanks goes to Pat McDevitt (deceased), and Kathy Radde, for starting MaPaw and devoting many years of your lives to running this organization that assisted so many dogs in finding excellent quality homes. None of it would have been possible without your countless sacrifices and unwavering dedication.
MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue Board of Directors
Special Message from MaPaw Co-founder, Kathy Radde:
While I am no longer on the board of MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue, I will always be its co-founder. As such, it hurts my heart to see what Pat and I put our hearts and souls into come to this.
While I believe all parties love the dogs and work hard to help them, the new group has different views on how best to run the rescue and are at odds with the Board. It is my opinion that the new rescue would not be operated with MaPaw’s values, standards, and beliefs, and should not operate under the MaPaw name. Therefore, it saddens me to report that I support the closing of this rescue I helped form and dedicated myself to. Pat and I discussed this possibility several times before he passed, and I know that he too would support closing.
I encourage the new group to continue with like-minded people so they may carry on helping dogs in an organization they approve of. I wish them great success.
MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue was founded in 2000.
MaPaw is entirely volunteer based, consisting of a network of people who generously provide foster care, medical care, in-kind services, and numerous hours doing all of the work necessary for finding permanent new homes for Siberian Huskies and Husky mix dogs in rescue. Since 2010, our base operation has been located in Berks County, PA, where we have a 10 dog kennel that also houses MaPaw dogs in wait of forever homes.
Upon arrival, all MaPaw dogs are given individual attention that allows us to learn about their personalities and needs. This knowledge helps us to place dogs in homes that are best suited for them, which results in rewarding and lasting relationships. Due to Siberian Husky’s high prey drive, we do not place them in homes with cats or other smaller pets.
We would love to consider you for adoption or fostering if you’re within a 100 mile radius of our main office in Boyertown, PA. We depend completely upon the assistance of volunteers in our Pennsylvania region to provide transport and support for our adoptions before, during, and even after a dog comes to live with you. If you are outside of our adoption area, please visit siberianrescue.com ~ petfinder.com ~ adopt-a-pet.com to locate a group near you. And remember to check with your local shelters, many Siberians end up there!
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