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Pat Derby died peacefully last night in her home at ARK 2000

2013-02-17 - Galt, United States.

Diagnosed with throat cancer in July of 2010, she fought her way through radiation and chemotherapy and continued to deal with side effects from treatment, including anemia. In early fall of last year came the news that cancer had returned.


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Tuberculosis in two U.S. elephant sanctuaries

2012-01-16 - Galt, United States. Dan Koehl

My earlier blogs Can elephants suffer in sanctuaries, as an effect of volonteers opinions? and Can Sambo and other elephants transmit tuberculosis to people? has become even more actual after the death of Sabu (Look Chai) at Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS). Sabu tested positive for TB (Tuberculosis) already in year 2000


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IN MEMORIAM MINNIE 1955-2009

2009-01-24 - Galt, United States.

Minnie, our 54 year old circus retiree whose vocalizations and sweet disposition charmed everyone at ARK 2000, died peacefully in her barn with Rebecca, her long time companion, and Pat Derby, Ed Stewart and her keepers at her side. Her peaceful posture and the serenity with which she slipped away were a great comfort to all of us. Minnie, who had endured years chained in railroad cars died tranquilly among her old friends.


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PAWS co-founder Pat Derby oversees three sanctuaries for former performing animals.

PAWS approaches 25th year

2008-03-06 - Galt, United States. LACEY PETERSON

"I have no Jelly Bellys, I'm so sorry Minn..." Pat Derby said as she nuzzled the 9,500 pound Asian elephant, Minnie. Elephants love Jelly Bellys. That is just one of the million things Pat Derby knows about elephants — things she learned solely from experience. Derby, 65, is the founder of the Performing Animal Welfare Society, which has three sanctuaries — 30 acres in Galt, 100 acres (The Amanda Blake Wildlife Refuge) in Herald, Sacramento County, and 2,300 acres (ARK 2000) in San Andreas.


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Nicholas and Gypsy having fun in the rain and mud at PAWS

Videofilms and pictures: Nicholas and Gypsy at Paws in Galt, California

2007-04-07 - Galt, United States. Janice Clark, PAWS

Nicholas and Gypsy arrived on April 2nd, to their new home. Galt, California is noted for a unique adobe clay terrain which makes a mud that elephants love. PAWS photographer, Janice Clark, has been racing out of her office, camera in hand, when the elephant bath routine begins, trying to capture the grunts, trumpets and acrobatics as the two elephants tumble in the mud.


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Performing Animal Welfare Society Rescues 3 Elephants from Hawthorn Corporation

2007-04-02 - GALT, United States.

The Performing Animal Welfare Society, also known as “PAWS” is welcoming 3 big new animals to their facilities. 2 of the new elephants arrived in Galt on Monday and one more is on the way. Now these former big performing animals will have a big place to run free. It was a quick 3 day drive from Chicago to Galt for 13-year-old Nicklaus and 40-year-old Gypsy.


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Elephant dies at PAWS Sanctuary

2003-09-11 - Galt, California, United States. Diana Lambert

Tammy, one of four Asian elephants living at the Performing Animal Welfare Society sanctuary, has died. The 53-year-old Asian elephant was euthanized Saturday at the sanctuary after staff members were unable to get her to her feet after she fell. Publicity surrounded Tammy's arrival at PAWS in 1990 when she and another elephant, named Annie, were retired from a Milwaukee zoo. Both elephants were captured in India in 1954. PAWS president and co-founder Pat Derby said both elephants had injuries s...


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