At PAWS, they really are the dog days of summer [photos]

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    Summertime, and the livng is easy for many of us. But it’s the time of year when the pace picks up for some types of work, including for this week’s guest on Recap.

    Johnny Pastor is the dog rescue coordinator for PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. They operate as an adoption agency and no-kill rescue, bringing dogs and cats over from the city’s shelter. He explains that in summer, adoptions are down and the number of people surrendering pets goes up, bringing a “flood” of dogs and cats to the shelters. 

    PAWS recently opened a new adoption center and low-cost veterinary clinic in Northeast Philadelphia, to supplement their work at their Grays Ferry and Old City locations. 

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