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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of Paw Warriors is to mitigate the overpopulation and suffering of feral and stray cats by providing medical assistance to disabled cats and neutering of all cats; to provide a safe, secure environment for permanent residents and those awaiting adoption; to assist homeless and low-income people with pet medical expenses to insure that a pet is not surrendered or abandoned; and to educate the public about the merits of Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return for feral cat population control and about the responsibilities of pet ownership. Program Services: ¬ Twenty-four-hour rescue service, seven days a week. ¬ TNVR of free-roaming cats routinely and by public request. ¬ Medical assistance to low-income families, enabling them to keep their cats in their homes. ¬ Socialization of feral kittens and stray cats in preparation for adoption into loving homes. ¬ Educational presentations to various groups about the plight of free-roaming cats and the responsibilities of pet ownership.

Results: Paw Warriors has rescued hundreds of injured and needy cats just in the Hernando/Pasco Counties as of now. They will continue to do what they can to help these needy animals in the future. It takes a village, including everyone to help in all the various situations and needs.

Target demographics: All people in our service area.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds of cats, wildlife & the environment & taxpayers in our community.

Geographic areas served: Hernando and Pasco Counties (other counties if emergency)

Programs: Summer Camps for Children. Presentations to the public on humane education & TNVR. Classes with Special Needs Children.

Community Stories

61 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’m in touch currently with a lovely lady who is updating me on kittens. I work so the times are close 9 -11 . She works seemingly after hours. she doesn’t stop helping just to give me an idea of a kitty a want... to me that is a good place with good intention and heart. Please adopt because we all need a little love

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is an amazing rescue. They literally drop everything to go and get any cat/kitten they hear is in need of their rescue. They have (and take the time and muscle and money to maintain) a wonderful outdoor/indoor home for kitties. Some will never be adopted, but that is okay. I am lucky to have this rescue close to me. I hope to adopt a kitty (or two) from them once my senior passes to greener pastures.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I took a little rumpy cat to Paw Warriors. Rumpy was missing about 3 " of his spine.His nervous system from the middle of his body down was really impaired. Basicly, his brain was disconnected from his bottom and he did not know when he was peeing and pooping. His rectrum was mostly outside the body and he had poop hanging out of his body. One vet gave him a shot of concerta which shrank the anal tissues and caused the rectrum to go back inside his body. He saw five vets but no one knew what to do with him and they prescribed inappropriate drugs that did not even treat the symptoms. The vets would not neuter him because of all his other problems. So Rumpy's older dominant male brother decided to kill him because he didn't want his testosterone in the house. I was trying to recover from serious surgery and was just a wreck from all the stress in the house and the care of Rumpy and his brother trying to kill him. Tracie took Rumpy in and saved his life and she saved my life. It took me a couple of months to recover from the surgery and the emotional ordeal of Rumpy.
Rumpy lived a few months and then became paralyzed. Then he had to be put to sleep. The vets really should have known that was the only possibility for him. I still grieve for him. But I am grateful that he got the run of Paw Warriors and got to lay in the sunshine for a few months of his little life.

Susan R.7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have 2 rescue cats and feed two stray cats near my house. Paw Warriors were kind enough to lend me two traps for a couple weeks so I could trap the stray cats and get them fixed. They are always rescuing injured kitties and dogs if necessary no matter what time of day or night. They are a wonderful rescue and when I donate I know my money is going to help support the rescue.

Sidney O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paw warriors is amazing! They have a whole space to keep the cats happy. Taking some of the sickest cats and fixing them so they can find their forever homes!

Donor

Rating: 5

Compassionate, caring and heartfelt never tiring work to save and protect those less fortunate. You go paw warriors !!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My children and I love Paw Warriors. We started going there so the kids could enjoy some outside time and we could pet the cats. We've been visiting for about 2 years, and now are the adopters of 3 Paw Warriors kitties. The kids help out with replenishing food and water and we have turned into a family of advocates for spay/neuter of neighborhood cats in our community. Everyone at Paw Warriors is amazing and I've personally seen some of the critical care cases that they take in. They have so much love in their hearts for each individual cat. They are so welcoming of visitors and they are always striving to educate and give each cat a voice. Our county and those surrounding it are better off because of this organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing rescue! They help so many cats and love each one so much. We have visited the sanctuary a few times and trusted Tracie to match us with the perfect kitty for our family. Our Candy girl is a sweetheart and we love her so much!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PAW WARRIORS have helped so many cats in my community at all hours of the day and night. I have donated food and money to this wonderful organization as they fill a big need in my community!

TerryFab

Donor

Rating: 5

I learned of Paw Warriors a few years ago, shortly after moving to Spring Hill. I had a cat tree that was just too high for my senior kitties. It was a nice one that had many years use ahead of it. I asked a local Facebook group who I could donate it to. Almost every person recommended Paw Warriors! We reached out to Tracie, and she was interested, so we brought it over. I was amazed at the level of care and compassion shown from all the people working there. Since then, I’ve followed their Facebook page and have been increasingly impressed at their dedication and commitment to animals. There are many animal lovers in our world (I am one of them), but we all can’t always do as much as we might like to. The folks at Paw Warriors do a lot every day. They are walking the talk and I admire them for all they do. I also make periodic donations and ALWAYS include them in my prayers.

Jerry D Stoneking J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

they are fantastic in what/all that they do for these precious creatures. they all deserve more praise than i can give.

1 Dawn105

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a place where animals know they are safe, cares for and loved. The prople here have the biggest of hearts. Tracie is a wonderful loving person who has such a huge heart and takes great care of these furbabies. The animals are vet checked and ready for their forever homes.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My two handsome boys came from this group! So happy for a rescue like yours! Thank you for saving the animals!!!

1 Cookie Rose Cole D.

Donor

Rating: 5

They helped me with two pregnant mom and daughter kitties. They were living outside and I was selling my house and moving. They took them both in and had them spayed and cared for them afterwards.

1 Justina V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered here for a bit and it was a fantastic experience. I can’t wait to take my kids to help with what they can. The animals are very well taken care of and very much loved.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paw Warriors is So Very ProActive in Social Media and Its Excellent Postings to get these animals into good loving homes. Excellent Way To Reach Out To People & Making These Animals Personable!

1 Heather Lynne Fisher M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tracie and staff are amazing and what they do for the animals on an every day basis is incredible. Our cat Thomas was rescued by Paw Warriors and we couldn't be happier! Thank you, Tracie for your amazing work.

1 Connie Slabaugh C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I appreciate high standards of care as I am a retired nurse. I have been impressed with the standards of care that that the cats and kittens receive. It's all about the animals! Paw Warriors has done amazing work with TNR, getting so many strays fixed, and ear clipped, so they can continue living their lives without producing more unwanted kittens .Our county would be facing a much more dire animal population explosion. Along with TNR, there are some wonderful adoptable cats and kittens.
There are a number of devoted volunteers who make sure the felines get some extra love and attention and help in any areas they are needed.
Until they find their forever home, the cats could not be in a better or more loving environment than Paw Warriors.

1 Sarah D.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paw warriors has helped me in many ways i can take days to describe. They have helped when i have been turned away by rescues.i will never forget paw warriors helped me with this stray cat jezabel.she had been hit by a car and disfigured and was near death.this cat i swear had everything wrong with it and even lice.as i was turned away from spca and other rescues tracy at paw warriors helped me bring this wobbly and near death cat to life.amazingly was a miracle.i then adopted jezabel and i still spoil her.she still drags her legs but she has been better in health and is spoiled.i thank paw warriors so much in bring her to life and a member of my family.

shppkl

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tracey and her crew of devoted animal lovers do a great job helping kittens and cats of all ages.

1 Tania P.1

Donor

Rating: 5

My family and I have been Dto Paw Warriors a couple times to donate food in the visit with the kitties. They have a lot of cats there they are so great they're so loving they follow you around my daughter loves it cuz she had so many cats loving on her and following her around , they have dogs there for protection for the cats which is wonderful and the staff they are just so good to those babies they have bedding food treats everywhere everything is set up perfect for those cats to be comfortable good job Paw Warriors

Lori F.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have dealt with paw warriors for 8 years. They helped me when other "rescues" gave me the run around. I donate whenever i can, cause they're awesome.

1 Kelley Wtodarczak G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got this little boy from Paw Warriors. Tracy is so committed to these beautiful creatures- this is a wonderful organization that goes above and beyond for all kitties! Anyone considering adopting a cat should go see Paw Warriors.

1 Kris888

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have rescued 3 kitties (Boots and Boogie) from Paw Warriors. The third kitty is Newt . We happened to be outside feeding a colony of cats, when we heard a little meowing. It led us to the neighbors yard behind their shed. She was cornered in and the drop was 8 feet. We called Paw Warriors to help get her out. They came and one of them went down with a net and put her in a carrier. They brought her to a vet and she was 5 months old and weighed only 2 pounds. Paw Warriors gave her shelter and helped her to get better. About 2 weeks with them we adopted her also. So, now we have 3 wonderful kitties. Believe me when I say, Paw Warriors deserves the best for what they do for these animals!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paw Warriors has helped us in many ways! We had a kitty stuck outside between an 8 ft wall and a kitty corner shed. Paw warriors came as soon as we called and rescued the poor thing and nursed it to health and we adopted her. Also we adopted 2 other kitties from them as well. We had a sick kitty who lived outside and Paw Warriors took him in and made his last days loved and as comfortable as he could be. Paw warriors never ceases to amaze me with their time and effort into loving animals, and spreading the word about TNR. They are the best!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A trip to see this shelter was a huge surprise. Unbelievable how many cats have been saved from lives on the streets, medical issues, and abuse. Tracy has devoted her life to this mission, and knows every cats name. No cat is turned away. I give her shelter five stars!

1 Tammy V.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hard working little rescue that could! They have overcome adversity time and again. So grateful to them for the work they do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful rescue. They are excellent. They are involved in TNR & help many animals that are abandoned. Paw warriors has a great group of volunteers , unfortunately as many kitties they find homes for it seems like just as many new cats coming in.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for what you do for our great community!

1 James H.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are great, they help with 4 kittens that were found and another young cat that was very sick. they do awesome work and care.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tracie is always willing to help. I nicknamed super woman to do the work she does!

1 Michelle E.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I think this nonprofit is doing a very great service for the cats here in Spring Hill. This is a greatly needed service !!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently rescued a kitten with a serious case of scabies. Tracie not only is treating him with revolutions, but also gave him lime baths once on June 20th and once June 29th. The improvement was awesome. He still needs to go back in once or twice more due to the severity of the infection, but I know his will be a success.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great job. Pleased with the work they do in the community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a wonderful, sweet cat from Paw Warriors. I had to contact them a couple times after the adoption and they were always helpful I follow them on Facebook and I’m always touched and amazed at all they do for their cats. The community is lucky to have them

1 Donna Ferrara B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful rescue, saved many stray kitties for me that showed up on my doorstep, even a pregnant momma. They were all adopted to wonderful families.

1 Lia G.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are awesome, rescuing pets from a high kill shelter!

Robynn O.

Donor

Rating: 5

They help so many in need before they do anything for themselves. Wonderful place.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is unbelievable. They not only work tirelessly keeping the feral cat population down with their tnr program. They also rescue surrendered cats from euthenization. From deplorable conditions and even have a spot for hospice patients cats. We have adopted 2 cats from paw warriors. They fit right in with our other pets and are so lovable. It's hard to believe the conditions they were rescued from. They work to provide care for these animals 24/7 on donations and volunteers alone. They truly deserve an award.

1 Lucinda P.

Donor

Rating: 5

They take care of a lot of cats. They seem very caring

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love this rescue and what they do for cats. I adopted Onyxx in 2017 to be a companion to my male rescue cat. This organization goes above and beyond for the cats they rescue, and cats within the community. Tracie and her volunteers spend many sleepless nights behind the scenes saving cats from all situations and circumstances. My Onyxx is one of the ones they saved... She's a tripod due to injury prior to going to Paw Warriors.. The leg couldn't be saved, but Onyxx is a loving happy girl..

1 Tina Michele N.

Donor

Rating: 5

The animals come first here with every donation being stretched to the utmost through careful management. PAW Warriors fills a need in their community in a way that county and state agencies cannot and PAW doesn't forget the ferals either.

1 Carol C.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have visited. Very friendly and caring people.clean area. Large playing area for animals and all in good happy health. I highly recommend visiting and adopting from here.

1 Rikki C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helped us out with some feral kitties who found us. Thanks so much for the advice!!

1 4babyrunt

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paw warriors has been there for my Fur- babies more than once. I am very grateful for each one of them there. My fur- babies are also. Always willing to help & to try their best to save an animal.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have to say that PawWarriors has been their for me & my fur babies more times than I can count. I am very grateful for their dedication they have for their fur- babies . I have adopted my kitty from Tracie about 4 years ago & I just love him so. I try to donate to them with food & litter or money often they can definitely use it for the fur- babies! You won't regret it.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Paw Warriors goes beyond all expectations in helping so many cats/kittens in our community along with their families. Many injured, ill, needy & destitute cats are helped daily. PWI has been there with TNVR for years and it does work. Tracie and her crew are so faithful and committed to do what they can. If physically they cannot help, they will instruct and get help. Our community needs to stand behind PWI as it does take "a village" with giving, volunteering, sharing & trying to get cats adopted into great homes. Thank you Paw Warriors - you are appreciated.

2 Joslyn Perry E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I'm raising money for Paw Warriors Inc and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. I've included information about Paw Warriors Inc below.

Paw Warriors fights for animals in need and battles the over overpopulation of unwanted cats through advocacy and humane education. Our no-kill 501(c)(3) non-profit facility exists to mitigate the overpopulation and suffering of feral and stray cats by providing medical assistance to disabled cats and promoting sterilization of all cats; provide a safe, secure environment for permanent residents and those awaiting adoption; assist homeless and low-income people with pet medical needs to insure that a pet is not surrendered or abandoned; and educate the public about the merits of Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return (TNVR) for cat population control and about the responsibilities of pet ownership.

I came to know Tracie Steger, " The woman who's love for these animals started Paw Warriors Inc. and Mis Fit Acre's" over 3 year's ago when I moved to Spring Hill, Florida. I passed by this place daily since I lived around the corner.
I am an animal lover too,so it easy to be drawn to this place.
Tracie ,being Tracie welcomed my family with open arms, we've been friends every since.
My mother, Margaret Lucas,was the assistant manager at the Humane Societies thrift store in Tampa, Florida for a number of years. I remember her famous word's that she drilled in to my head, "There's not enough homes for them all" !
I loved and respected my mom, and I could see clearly that she spoke the truth.
When I became a mother I too taught my children what my mother taught me.
But as life would have it I ended up adopting a feral cat that had been left to die in a horaders house in New Port Richey.
Hisser is the name I gave her, because that's what she did,hiss,hiss,hiss!
When the man passed away that was hoarding all these cats his family came in,locked up his house,and put it up for sale! They just left all of those cats and kittens to die.
One day my kid's father went over to see what the situation was,as he peered into a window the horror that he saw forever seared into his brain," dead cats all over the floors" he was mortified by the absolute disregard for the little innocent lives left to starve to death, locked in an abandoned trailer.
One by one the survivor's found out we where lover's and not hater's of all animals! It was heart warming to watch what appeared to be sister's hearding the oldest sister's brood over to my house for a meal.
Mom in front,babies in the middle,and Auntie bringing up the rear!
None of them would let you touch them,they just hissed LoL.
As they came each day our family inched closer and closer until we could just barely touch the older females, while the kitten's hid in the bushes. I noticed that the kitten's seemed sick, there eye's were all crusted with pus. So I got a pot holder and reached in the bushes grabbing them one by one. I had some antibiotics that had been left over from someone,and I put it in a syringe,and pumped it into there mouth's. I wasn't able to catch them all,and the one's I could not catch died. But the one's I did catch thrived! I tried in vain to get help for these abandoned little kitties,but no one wanted them. In Florida if you feed feral cats that have been abandoned like this,now you own them! I was not in the position to take in 50 cat's and kittens.
The neighbor that lived next door to the man's home who had passed away leaving all these poor animals to die,was getting very angry because the cat's had been going under his home for shelter,and as a result damaging his insulation.
One day he came over and asked me if any of these cats were mine. I told him,no they have been abandoned by the heir's of his neighbor.
He then proceeded to tell me that he had caught one that seemed to be friendly,and was going to start ketching them all, and killing them!
I didn't know what to do.
I was sitting on my porch one day,and this feral cat came right up to me. I was shocked because they do not trust humans,and for good reason,as the have been targeted to torture and kill. But this one it wanted to come in my house. I opened the door, and said," well come on in,and it did!
Now this cat had never been inside a house before,and it was all over the place! Up the bookcase,under the couch,in the bedrooms we laughed and laughed. I adopted this cat,and it took me 3 year's to gain her trust. Who was she? She was that baby kitten I reached in the bushes for that lived. And when that neighbor started killing her family,she knew she could come to me for safety. RIP my beloved Hisser number two. I loved that crazy little feral cat. The kittens she had before I was able to get her spayed is why Tracie is still a part of our family. You see I kept that cat from getting pregnant for almost 3 year's as I worked to gain her trust enough to take her to get spayed,but one time she got out,and that's all it took to become a mother herself. Tracie took those baby kitten's to help me. She had them all vetted ,and adopted ,all but one, Charlie , Hisser's baby still lives her at Paw Warriors!

1 Lin T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

All rescue groups do God's work,
Saving cats and kittens who need help

1 Cheyda

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tracie and Paw Warriors .. Misfit acres, they help so many sweet babies that what not have a home.. I have donated when I could, and the volunteers who help out are amazing.. I have learned so much. Even though I live miles away, they have inspired me to feed the lost and ferals in my community.. I TNR when I can as well. God Bless them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Paw Warriors is an amazing organization helping cats start a new life! They came out to my neighborhood on Gray Fox Lane in Port Richey to TNR the cats in the area and they handled this with extreme professionalism and managed to trap many cats within minutes and within an hour had all of them...they took them all, had them spayed/neutered, dewormed, shots and deflead and released some back here and kept some at their sanctuary that were good candidates to be socialized and find good homes for them. Tracie Steger is an amazing woman and does all of this out of the kindness of her heart and love for all animals.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It takes a level of compassion that most people will never fully comprehend to take the innocent souls that have been abandoned, stray or neglected, and provide them with the possibility of a new life! This facility does exactly that by providing a safe place, food, medical attention, and most importantly, all the love they deserve. As a world that is seeing a "throw away" mentality develop all around us, this group is essential for our community! These tiny little souls have been forgotten by so many and it is time we step up and support the people that are dealing with the problem "we" created! Thank you to all of our Paw Warriors!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The most beautiful hearted people volunteer there time here . Tracy has done so much for all the fur babies and has given me a different perspective, and I couldn't be more grateful for that . I also got an amazing baby, Ash from them. They bring so much life and joy to all the animals and us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My 17 year old cat had just passed away from cancer and I was devastated. My husband said that he had found me a tortie-I hadn't had one in the 6 months since I lost my 18 year old cat to cancer. When we arrived, it was like therapy for my broken heart. There were so many super friendly cats seemingly wanting to be your new best friend. The tortie we went to see was acting standoffish-she was a typical tortie. While walking around we fell in love with another cat, a cross eyed Siamese mix. We agreed to take the tortie that night since we knew she was felv and fiv negative. We also said that we wanted the Siamese as long as she was negative. We took the tortie home that night and within 30 minutes she was no longer afraid and has been living on my lap since. One week later they delivered the Siamese and she has also been a wonderful friend. The cats you can adopt are all super friendly, even though it may not seem that way for all of them. They just need someone to love them and make them their own.
Tracey is a phenomenal human with a gigantic heart. She will do anything she can to help. More people need to know how great they are and adopt their cats so that they will always have room to help others.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Tracie and the Paw Warriors are truly warriors. Tracie's expertise in kitty rescue and care has been achieved through education, dedication, and pure love. There's not a situation that she and the warriors won't attempt to tackle when it comes to the vast array of misfortunes that befall so many homeless and neglected feline families. Those fortunate kittens and cats that become adoptable, are the result of hard work which includes medical care, proper housing, socialization from all the volunteers that come to love on the kitties, vaccines and spay/neutering. For three years I have watched Tracie and the warriors build this amazing facility called Misfit Acres and see all the happy and healthy cats that thrive there as permanent residents and adoptable pets.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have helped countless individuals in our community to spay and neuter both pets and feral cat colonies with care and compassion!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Paw Warriors Inc are true heroes to the cats in our community. They make a difference everyday and do so with true compassion to the animals they help. I called them when we had a stray cat having kittens under our shed, and for the stray cat overpopulation on my dead end street. They are great and I've been supportive to the organization ever since!! Thank You Paw Warriors!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tracie is truly an angel among us! She has given her hear and soul to her mission of saving these cats. I met Tracie when I pleaded for help on FB for a cat trap to catch a cat I had been feeding for months that was living under a parked truck near a carwash. The cat would not come close enough for me to catch him. Tracie saw the post and immediately offered to come and help me. Two nights we spent trying to catch the cat and when we finally did..Tracie took him and nursed him back to health. I could not have done this without her help. That cat was adopted and now has a forever home. Tracie has sacrificed so much for the sake of these animals . Paw Warriors is an asset to our community and cats everywhere!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a kitten from Tracie. She was found by neighbor and only four weeks old. Due to Tracie's efforts the kitten was rescued, de-wormed and formula fed. I was able to take her home and the kitten has grown into a healthy sassy cat.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love paw warriors. I recently came across an ad looking for help with a kitten that was run over. I took the kitten to the vet hoping they could help. Well I'm broke and paw warriors stepped up to cover the vet bill. The kitten was in bad shape. Tracie took the kitten and took care of it every 2 hours with feeding and fluids etc. The kitten is doing better. This is not the first time paw warriors has helped with stray cats and definitely won't be the last time. This is what rescue is about.