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

Volunteer needed to help on Tuesday mornings at the PetSmart in West Windsor

(10/26/2014) Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network seeks a volunteer to help with cleaning cat cages Tuesday mornings at the PetSmart in West Windsor, just off of Route 1 South. We need someone who can spend 1 to 1.5 hours filling food and water dishes, scooping litter boxes, playing and spending time with cats and kittens up for adoption, and talking with potential adopters. If interested in learning more, please contact us or call: 609-575-5428.



Read about Scarlet Paws' rescue efforts in The Love Street Journal

Tuxie

(10/26/2014) Scarlet Paws thanks the Love Street Journal for featuring us in its Fall 2014 "Community" section. This story shows the dedication and tough decisions Scarlet Paws faces as it works to rescue animals in the community. We're glad that we were able to find homes for many of these cats!

Tuxie (pictured), mentioned in the story, is still available for adoption. Tuxie 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 loves to be petted on her head and chin, and flops down on her side to stretch happily. She would make an ideal companion for adult(s) who live in a small apartment so she can race around when she gets the "crazies" and satisfy her great curiosity, but return easily to her safe home base spot. Tuxie loves wet food, uses her litterbox, and loves to rub her face and body while standing on her tippy-toes.

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF). Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

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



Grisha has been adopted; Misha is still looking for his forever home!

Grisha Misha

(10/19/2014) Grisha (above left, click for a larger picture), a grey male kitten rescued from Rutgers' Douglass Campus, has been adopted! He found his forever home at an adoption event held by Animal Rescue Force. Congratulations to Grisha and his new family!

Misha (above right, click for a larger picture), Grisha's brother, is still looking for his forever home. Misha is a black male kitten, approximately 6 months old. He loves to explore and play with toys and balls of paper! Misha is a big talker, and purrs like a little machine when you start petting him. He loves to be held and cuddle up, too! Misha also gets along great with dogs and other cats.

Misha has been neutered, has tested negative for FiV and feline leukemia, and is up-to-date on all his vaccinations.

You can meet and play with Misha at Animal Health Care of Marlboro (AHC), located at 299 Route 9 South (at Union Hill Road), Englishtown, NJ 07726 (Telephone: 732-972-3201).

Prospective adopters will need to complete an application form (DOC | PDF). Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

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



Vote for Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network in the Animal Rescue Site's "Fantastic Fall Shelter Challenge"

(10/14/2014) You can now vote for Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network in the Animal Rescue Site's Fantastic Fall Shelter Challenge! Your vote will help The Animal Rescue Site choose which domestic and international animal rescue and welfare organizations to support with grants.

To vote, please do the following:

  1. Go to: http://www.shelterchallenge.com/
  2. Under Search to the left, enter Scarlet Paws for Shelter Name
  3. Click Search
  4. Click Vote to the right of Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network
  5. Enter the Captcha text displayed, and click Vote.

You can vote once per day. If you have difficulty voting from a shared computer or private network, try creating a free Shelter Challenge account, then repeat the above steps.

Thanks for voting!



VIDEO: Watch our adoptable kittens in action!

(10/5/2014) Watch Grisha (grey kitten) wrestle with his siblings Misha, Binky, and Dinky (black kittens), while sisters Piper and Prue (tiger tabbies) calmly look on.

If you are interested in adopting any of these sweet kittens, please 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, or $150 for two cats together. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.



Blackie

Blackie is seeking his forever home!

(10/2/2014) Blackie (left and below; click for larger pictures) is a sweet, energetic, curious, constantly purring, playful youngster, approximately 5 months old, seeking his forever home.

Blackie will let you carry him around or snuggle in your arms, before he decides he must go play! He loves the company of other cats, and will invite them to wrestle and chase. Blackie would be perfect for someone who knows how to "kitten-proof" their home so they can fully enjoy the company of a typically busy kitten in action - dashing about at top speed, whether playing with a toy wand or knocking things off your desk! Blackie is very smart and has learned things quickly.

Blackie has been neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, dewormed, and tested negative for Fiv/Feleuk.

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF). Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

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

Blackie



Piper and Prue

Piper and Prue are looking for a home together!

(10/4/2014) Please consider adopting Prue (right, at top) and Piper (right, at bottom; click for a larger image), two beautiful "tiger" tabby kittens rescued from Busch Campus in June! These pretty girls are about 6 months old.

Prue, the striped one, is playful, active and vocal. She likes to be petted, though sometimes squirms when being held.

Piper, the darker one, is calmer and quieter than Prue, and likes to be both petted and held. She is becoming friendlier and sweeter by the day!

You can meet and play with Piper and Prue at Animal Health Care of Marlboro (AHC), located at 299 Route 9 South (at Union Hill Road), Englishtown, NJ 07726 (Telephone: 732-972-3201).

Because these girls are so close, we are hoping they can be adopted together.

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF). Our adoption fee for two cats together is $150. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.

If you are interested in adopting Piper and Prue, please contact us!

Click the below pictures to see larger images of Piper and Prue:

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Binky and Dinky are looking for a home!

Binky Dinky

(8/18/2014; updated 9/28/2014) Binky (above left, click for a larger picture) and Dinky (above right, click for a larger picture) are sibling kittens who are looking for their forever homes! They were rescued from the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University.

Binky and Dinky are both black male kittens and look almost exactly alike. They are about 5 months old and are part of an all male litter which included Bisha (now Leo), Grisha and Misha. These guys were instantly domesticated, and love to have their bellies rubbed. They also like to explore and play with all sorts of cat toys! Binky (as you can see from this photo) was very comfortable in this tiny little basket we put out for him while at the Vet's office. Dinky is a little bit shyer, but just as nice as his brother. They are a lot of fun to watch and they love to be held. They start purring like wild when you start petting them. They love to cuddle up too! Binky and Dinky also like dogs. These two brothers are very close, and we are hoping they can be adopted together.

Both kittens have been neutered, have tested negative for FIV/FeLV, and are up-to-date on all their vaccinations.

You can meet and play with Binky and Dinky at Animal Health Care of Marlboro (AHC), located at 299 Route 9 South (at Union Hill Road), Englishtown, NJ 07726 (Telephone: 732-972-3201).

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 consider giving one or both of these guys a place in your heart and home. If you are interested in adopting Binky and/or Dinky, please contact us!



Find Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network on Facebook!

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(09/25/2014) You can now find Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network on Facebook! To visit our Facebook page, click the big Facebook icon to the left, or go to the URL:

https://www.facebook.com/scarletpaws

Like us on Facebook to get updates on adoptable pets, special events, and other news about Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network.



Zack loves Tuxie! They are looking for a foster or permanent home.

Zack and Tuxie

(7/26/2014) Zack and Tuxie (above, click for a larger image) are two cats rescued from College Avenue Campus, who are seeking adoption or foster care.

Tuxie 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 adult. She loves to be petted on her head and chin, flops down on her side to stretch happily, and is ready for the next step of being fostered or adopted by an adult who is an experienced cat socializer. She would make ideal companion for adult(s) who live in a small apartment so she can race around when she gets the "crazies" and satisfy her great curiosity, but return easily to her safe home base spot.

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.

Zack was rescued from College Ave Campus in New Brunswick in early June 2014. Zack has been neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and has tested negative for FIV/Feleuk.

Zack has blossomed into a playful, gentle curious youngster who LOVES the company of other friendly cats! Zack is still often shy with new people, so he would be ideal for a patient, understanding, and experienced cat owner who would be able to spend time learning to bond with him.

Zack enjoys scrambling after balls of paper thrown by his foster family. He loves to be pet and scratched on his head and chin, and flops down on his side like a rag doll when you oblige! With the right person and other cats to keep him company, he is ready to discover all the adventures that living safely indoors offers. He will come up to you when you offer his favorite foods - dry kitten chow and any canned food.

Zack loves Tuxie! If possible, it would be wonderful to adopt this pair together (though it is not required).

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 Zack and/or Tuxie, please contact us!

Click the below pictures to see larger images of Tuxie (check back soon for pictures of Zack):

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Alicia

Alicia is looking for a foster home or permanent home!

(7/12/2014) 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 standing on your lap, pushing her face into your chin while purring. 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, chin and back scratched and purrs if you oblige!

Alicia is nervous with other cats and swats/advances if they get too close to her. She would be ideal as single cat or with another cat who would respect her space. She would do well with responsible older children who would oblige her need for human contact and also recognize when she just wants to sleep instead!

Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF). Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. 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 adopting or fostering Alicia, please contact us!

Click the below pictures to see larger images of Alicia:

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Shop with Amazon Smile and raise money for Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network

(7/6/2014) We are now listed as a eligible charity for Amazon Smile! This means you can shop Amazon.com and select Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network Inc as your charitable organization. Amazon will then donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Scarlet Paws. Please click here or the button below to get started:

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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



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). Our adoption fee for one cat is $100. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.