PAWS is a volunteer foster network for animals in need (mostly cats and dogs). At this time, they do not yet have a fixed shelter. They do such an amazing job at helping animals in need, and I really want to help them succeed in their mission! The money raised will help pay for medical expenses (treatments, vaccinations, and neuter/spay surgeries), food, litter, basic supplies, etc. Buying a gem tree will indeed help save a precious life!
I am hoping to make a special gem tree specifically for PAWS, in the near future. The majority of proceeds from these sales will go right to PAWS. I'm thinking of making the gem tree with a photo frame, so they can serve as a photo frame for your precious animals, or a memorial for those who have passed.
I'd like to repeat that gem trees work GREAT in homes with pets. If you have a curious pet, I encourage you to introduce the gem tree to them, and supervise if necessary. My own cats enjoy brushing up against them and marking them, but they respect and never chew on, or hurt them. They feel the gem/rock vibrations and understand that it is not an acceptable toy. If you have ongoing concerns about your pets bothering them, I would encourage leaving them in a spot that they cannot get to, such as a high shelf or in a window.
Gem trees have vibrations that can also help calm and heal animals, as well as people. Please see my section on Healing for more information!
More information on PAWS of Jackson, MN can be found on their website: http://www.pawsofjackson.com.