In Memoriam: James Michael McClelland March 14, 1949-August 15, 2023
One of Lil’ Paws most beloved and active members, Jim McClelland, passed away on August 15, 2023 at 74 years old. Throughout his life, Jim loved animals and devoted much of his life to animal rescue. Along with his wife, Lynn, he was an animal advocate and foster parent for Lil’ Paws. The volunteers that worked with him and the dogs that stayed with him can attest to his kind heart, loving demeanor and sense of humor. At any given time, he was able to get eight dogs on his lap and recliner! His laughter, kindness and dedication are truly missed.
His family requests that in lieu of flowers those wishing to honor Jim make a donation in his name to Lil’ Paws Maltese Rescue, PO Box 201192, Austin, TX 78720 or Methodist Men, First United Methodist Church, Round Rock, TX.
Learn more about Jim's life here
Lil' Paws Maltese Rescue and other Petite Paws exists to rescue, rehabilitate, and carefully rehome neglected and homeless Maltese and other small dogs. We are a 501c3 non-profit rescue group run entirely by a small group of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the welfare of these dogs.
What we do
We are committed to rescuing Maltese and other small dogs. Lil' Paws spays/neuters every dog we take in, gets them examined by a veterinarian, gets them vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested, gives heartworm prevention, dentals, surgeries.....anything it takes to get the dogs healthy and ready to make the transition to their new lives.
We take particular care in placing our dogs. Our screening process includes an application, phone interview, personal and veterinary reference checks, and a visit to the potential owner's home to ensure the home and family is compatible with the pet's needs and our requirements. We do not adopt our dogs on a first come, first serve basis. Because we want this to be a permanent adoption, we will place the dog in the home best suited for him/her.