A Thank You to the City from PAWS for Five Year Anniversary

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Submitted by Steven Schindler

On Tuesday, November 12, the City celebrated five years of its unique public-private partnership with PAWS of Coronado, by throwing a party at the Coronado Animal Care Facility. All of us at PAWS of Coronado are grateful to City leaders for supporting the vision of our founder, Louise Shirey, whose nearly 20-year dedication to our community’s animals led to this unique partnership in November 2014. Today, Coronado’s Mayor, City Manager and Councilmembers, the Coronado Police Department and the City’s Public Service Department work tirelessly with PAWS of Coronado to capture and return lost animals to their human companions and to find forever homes for Coronado’s strays.

Photo by Katie Karosich with Crown City Magazine. Submitted image.

It is with great awareness of our privilege to serve this community that we thank City Manager Blair King and Senior Analysts Janine Zúñiga and Michele Miller, Mayor Richard Bailey, Police Chief Kaye and Captain Waczek, the Coronado Arts team led by Kelly Purvis and our Public Service Department for celebrating our relationship in such style! A very special thank you goes to Coronado High School art teacher, Laura Hill for lending us five talented young artists who created a beautiful chalk art painting of a Great Dane (who they aptly named Cinco) and guitarist, Ryan Wood.

Thanks also to our exhibitors and participants:

  • Coronado Police Department
  • Coronado Public Library
  • Emerald Keepers
  • Lee Wells Canine Training
  • Photographer, Katie Karosich
  • Videographer, Brad Willis
  • Wag’n Tails
  • Golden Paw Print Portraits
  • Emerald C Gallery
  • Whistle
  • Hills Pet Nutrition

With appreciation from our dedicated board, staff, volunteers and especially, Coronado’s animals,

Steven Schindler, Executive Director
PAWS of Coronado


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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com