About Us

The Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the humane treatment of both domestic animals and wildlife found living on the New Brunswick campuses of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey as a result of abandonment, having become lost, or by birth to the aforementioned, and—in the case of wildlife—having become sick, injured, or displaced from their natural habitat.

We are a collaboration of Rutgers staff, faculty, students, and community volunteers. Scarlet Paws has made a long-term commitment to the welfare and well-being of these animals. Following the example of animal welfare groups organized at other colleges and universities (such as Stanford, Texas A&M, Towson, and Utah State University), we endeavor to promote community awareness of their condition, and to promote, educate, and encourage responsible and timely action by the Rutgers Community and appropriate personnel, toward their care, rescue, and placement into safe and appropriate environments.

Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network, Inc is a public charity exempt from Federal Income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network, Inc are tax deductible.

News

Alicia

Join Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network at Rutgers Day!

(4/26/2014) Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network will have a table at Rutgers Day (Saturday, April 26, 2014). We will be located in the non-profit area near the Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences Building (14 College Farm Road) on Cook Campus from 10am to 4pm. Please note: this is a different location from the one we have had the past three years!

Come meet us to get gifts for your pet (while supplies last) and to learn about our efforts to care for animals found living on Rutgers' New Brunswick Campuses.

Alicia

Alicia is ready to be adopted!

(4/10/2014) Alicia (left; click for a larger image) is a young, elegant, fast-moving, beautiful female tabby rescued in the winter from College Avenue Campus. Approximately 1 year old, she has been neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and is negative for FIV/Feleuk.

Alicia does not sit still for long, unless she is curled up sleeping. She burns energy leaping from place to place, galloping quickly and quietly as she makes her rounds! She loves dry food, loves to have her head and back scratched, and will offer her pretty face up for you to do so - and purrs if you oblige!

Alicia is getting used to having other cats in her living space. However, since she is a bit shy, she swats them if they get too close, to let them know it is best not to crowd her!

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100, or $150 for two cats together. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

If you are interested in adopting Alicia, please contact us!

Click the below pictures to see larger images of Alicia:

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Tuxie

Tuxie is looking for a foster or permanent home!

(4/9/2014) Tuxie (left, click for a larger image) is a large Black & White Tuxedo female rescued from College Avenue Campus in Fall 2013. Approximately 2 years old now, Tuxie has been spayed, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and is negative for FIV/Feleuk.

Tuxie has been overcoming her shyness of people, and now is very vocal for attention with her foster mom. She loves to be petted when her cage door is opened, and is ready for the next step of exploring within a safe small room, where she could be re-crated until she is ready to do more.

Tuxie loves wet food, uses her litterbox, and loves to rub her face and body while standing on her tippy-toes. Tuxie would be ideal with an experienced cat-socializer as her next foster person or permanent care-giver.

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100, or $150 for two cats together. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

Please note that potential fosterers will be asked to complete a foster agreement (DOC | PDF).

If you are interested in fostering or adopting Tuxie, please contact us!

Click the below pictures to see larger images of Tuxie:

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Tommy Carlos

Tommy Carlos is still looking for a permanent home!

(4/9/2014) Tommy Carlos (right, click for a larger image) is a very friendly, compact, handsome grey male with exceedingly soft, velvety fur. Rescued from the College Ave Campus in the fall, he is now approximately 1 year old.

Tommy Carlos loves to be petted, and gets very excited when you walk into the room. He wiggles like a puppy with happiness, and loves to rub up against your legs and stretch to your knees! Tommy Carlos loves to amuse himself by following his foster family around the house, chasing balls of paper, swatting at his friend's backpack strings, and jumping over his fellow foster feline friends.

Tommy Carlos uses his litter box. He has been neutered, has received his rabies and distemper vaccinations, and is negative for FIV/FeLeuk.

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100, or $150 for two cats together. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

If you are adopting Tommy Carlos, please contact us!

Click the below pictures to see larger images of Tommy Carlos:

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Bib

Bib has been adopted!

(4/5/2014) Bib (right), an absolutely adorable and engaging grey/white tuxedo cat who was rescued from a colony near Douglass Campus in October 2013, has been adopted!

Bib was about 9 months old when we rescued him. This friendly fellow was eager for both human and cat company, and loves to play and be pet.

Bib has joined a home where his new playmate will be an energetic young male cat named Wall-E, who had been missing his former playmate cat.

Congratulations to Bib and his new family!





China Jr. and Pretty Princess have found a home together!

China Jr. and Pretty Princess

(4/5/2014) China Jr (above left ) and Pretty Princess (above right), two young females who were rescued from a colony near Douglass Campus last fall, have been adopted! These playful girls had just moved to a new foster home, when a Rutgers professor learned that they were up for adoption. The professor went to meet them, and the rest was history! China Jr. and Pretty Princess are very close to each other, so we're very happy that they have found a new home together.

Congratulations to China Jr., Pretty Princess, and their new adoptive mom!



UPDATE: Sue and Who (now Maizie and Mariah) have found a new home!

Sue and Who

(3/31/2014) Sue and Who, now Maizie and Mariah, two adorable tabby kittens rescued from Douglass Campus in early October, have found a new home! Sadly, their adoptive mother recently passed away. However, a close friend of their late mom has decided to adopt both Maizie and Mariah.

While we are sad that Maizie and Mariah's original adoptive mom has passed away, we are happy that they have found a new home together.



Randy and Rocky (now "Dorian Gray" and "Ninja Bud") have been adopted!

Randy

(3/23/2014) Rocky (far left) and Randy (near left) have found their forever home! These two playful kitties, who were rescued from Douglass Campus last December, quickly bonded with their second foster family. Their new mom says, "They are also just too funny and cute to part with."

After much consideration and discussion, their new family decided to adopt them; Randy has been renamed "Dorian Gray" and Rocky is now called "Ninja Bud."

Their adoptive mom reports that they are very close and dependent on each other, so we are very happy that they have been adopted together! Congratulations to these sweet cats, and to their new family!



URGENT: Romy and Ruby need a permanent or foster home!

Romy and Ruby

(3/12/2014) Romy and Ruby are two sweet female kittens, approximately 20 weeks old. They were rescued from Douglass Campus in December. They have been doing well in foster care, but unfortunately, must be relocated to a new foster home as soon as possible.

Romy, although the smaller of the two cats, is the dominant sibling. She is more outgoing, while Ruby is more wary. Romy will take the lead in initiating any activity, and Ruby will follow. They both love to play, especially with small spongy balls. Romy has mastered playing fetch, while Ruby is still learning. They also both love to play with a fish on string toy, and a laser light toy.

Both cats have very hearty appetites. Both use the litter box; in fact, neither has ever gone outside of the litter box!

Romy and Ruby both love to be petted, will allow their nails to be trimmed, and will both climb up on, and sleep in, their foster dad's lap. They tolerate being held. Both are purrers! Neither has ever scratched or bitten their foster dad - or even attempted to!

Ideally, Romy and Ruby would benefit from a foster home where there are multiple residents, so they can acclimate to a more robust household.

Romy and Ruby have been neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, tested negative for FiV/FeLV, and treated for fleas and parasites.

Please note that prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF). Our adoption fee for one cat is $100, or $150 for two cats together. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

Potential fosterers will be asked to complete a foster agreement (DOC | PDF).

If you are interested in either fostering or adopting Romy and/or Ruby, please contact us!


Joey is still looking for a home

Joey

(1/1/2014; updated 2/23/2014) Joey (right) is still looking for his forever home! He is a semi-long haired black male kitten, approximately 8 months old. Joey's foster mom describes him as a "real love bunny" who "purrs like mad!" Joey is very calm, loving, friendly - and so handsome!

Joey loves to explore and play either with other cats or with toys: catnip mice, balls, a leaf from a plant - he's not fussy! He has a lot of energy, but also loves to cuddle up alongside his foster mom, and will lick her if she doesn't start petting him. Joey gets along well with other cats and his foster mom's dog.

Joey has been neutered and is up to date on all vaccinations. He also has no fleas or worms. Won't you consider giving Joey a forever home?

Please note that prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

If you are interested in adopting Joey, please contact us!


Sweetie, a special-needs kitty, still needs a special home!

Sweetie

(12/26/2013; updated 1/23/2014) Sweetie, a beautiful FIV-positive female cat, needs a special home. Sweetie loves to be petted and handled. She is allowed to roam her foster home for several hours each day, and she comes when called. Otherwise, she likes to explore. At times she will go under furniture to take a nap. Sweetie received vet care that included eight teeth removed and successful treatment for a gum infection. She has more energy since her treatment, and behaves pretty much as any cat would. She sheds some fur, but this may be unrelated to her health condition, and her coat looks fine with no bald areas. This lovable cat craves human contact and a new permanent home where she would be the sole cat. Sweetie is a beautiful animal despite her illness. She would bond with anyone who would care for her, and is low-maintenance. While her prognosis is not good for longevity, she is not suffering, and enjoys being able to face another day. She is litter box trained. Her name Sweetie is very appropriate. It describes her personality perfectly.

If you are interested in giving Sweetie a home, please contact Richard at: 732-435-0873, 908-307-3615, or via email at: tegu36@aol.com



Little Girl

Little Girl is still looking for a permanent home!

(11/30/2013; updated 1/1/2014) Little Girl (right) is an adorable brown striped tabby female, approximately 9 months old. She has a gentle nature and loves wet food and treats. Little Girl enjoys playing with dangling toys. She is very sweet, and will let people pet her head to toe once she gets to knows them. Little Girl will purr if you pet her while she is eating! She uses her litter box. Little Girl needs special TLC to continue acclimating to indoor life. She has been spayed, and has received her rabies and distemper vaccinations.

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100, or $150 for two cats together. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

If you are adopting Little Girl, please contact us!


Goldie is still looking for a home!

Goldie

(10/13/2013; Updated 1/1/2014) Goldie (left; click picture for a larger image) is a sweet, friendly, gentle and loving one-eyed senior cat (13 years old). She is currently in foster care. Her previous owner was an elderly gentleman who was no longer able to care for her.

Goldie is an extraordinarily people-oriented cat who would be best suited for someone who spends a lot of time at home. She readily greets new people (both adults and responsible children) and loves to sit on someone's lap or rub around their legs. Goldie is also very vocal!

Please note that Goldie would prefer to be the single cat in a home, as she is aggressive towards other cats.

Goldie has been spayed and front de-clawed, has tested negative for FIV/Feline Leukemia, and is up to date on her Rabies and Distemper vaccinations.

If you are interested in adopting Goldie, please visit her Petfinder page at: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/26493231?rvp=1 or contact us!

Please note that prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

Katie Cat

Katie Cat is looking for a permanent or foster home

(12/21/2013) Katie Cat is a sweet, pretty, playful 18-month old calico girl with white feet. She was rescued after being abandoned by an irresponsible owner who left the residence. Poor Katie Cat was trying to get back into her old home for months and was starving outside when rescued.

Katie Cat loves to be scratched on the head, enjoys wet food, and likes to play with toys dangling from above. She also loves to stretch up and scratch her post. She is very friendly with visitors.

Katie Cat has been spayed, vaccinated for rabies & distemper, and has tested negative for FiV and Feline Leukemia.

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100, or $150 for two cats together. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

Please note that potential fosterers will be asked to complete a foster agreement (DOC | PDF).

If you are interested in fostering or adopting Katie Cat, please contact us!


North Brunswick Humane Association provides generous 2013 Spay/Neuter grant to Scarlet Paws

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(12/03/2013) Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network thanks the North Brunswick Humane Association for an extremely generous 2013 Spay/Neuter grant! These funds come at a time when we are dealing with a large number of campus cats that need to be spayed or neutered. We are very grateful to NBHA for providing this grant to help us bring the cat population under control.

You can learn more about North Brunswick Humane Association at their website.