Stillwater News Press

September 19, 2013

Tiny Paws to have open house this weekend

By Megan Sando
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue will host an open house of its new facility, at 901 S. Lowry, on Saturday and Sunday.

Director Holly Chapples said the event is open to the public and will take place from 1-6 p.m. both days.

Chapples said among her invite list was Mayor John Bartley and Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy and his wife, Kristen.

“We’ll have kittens galore,” Chapples said.

There will be refreshments and a cutest kitten contest.

The kittens were previously kept at Chapples’ home but when the business started to grow, they needed more room.

The new building was leased by the city in August 2012. The renovation cost an estimated $100,000.

“We’d love for people to come and we always need volunteers and people to adopt,” Chapples said.

People looking to adopt must fill out an adoption application and pay a one time $25 fee.

Tiny Paws asks that the kittens stay indoors and that they aren’t declawed.

Chapples said if the owner insists on declawing, they should call her first for more information.

“The kittens are beautiful,” she said. “We have calicos that are fluffy and look like ones on a postcard.”  

The one-time fee is a small price for everything the owner gets. All kittens are spayed and neutered, vaccinated, deflead and dewormed. It would normally cost $200 for all these services, she said.

Part of what Tiny Paws does is give an owner a kitten that suits them best.

Chapples said some kittens shy away from people and may be appropriate for quieter homes and some are more outgoing.

“We try to match the kitten with the proper family,” she said.

Because the rescue is all volunteer-based, it will be open four days a week.

Starting Monday, Tiny Paws will be open Thursday through Sunday. Hours will be 2-6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 1-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.