2015 Mid-Year Update

With the first half of 2015 behind us, we have plenty to celebrate and much more to accomplish!

From January through June, PAWS:

  • Rescued 1,401 dogs, cats, and kittens.
  • Served more than 14,000 pets at our low-cost clinics
  • Performed 5,600 spay/neuter surgeries

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PAWS Breaks Records During Fundraising Challenge

From May 4 to June 5, thanks to the generosity of our extraordinary community, PAWS raised $206,452 for Philadelphia’s animals. This is an incredible achievement and the most PAWS has ever raised in a single month! In all, 1,058 people and businesses donated to the effort, a moving show of support that will enable us to save and serve more animals in 2015 than ever before.

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Philly Loves PAWS Day a Huge Success

The inaugural Philly Loves PAWS Day raised more than $15,000 for Philadelphia’s animals! Supporters came out citywide to shop and dine at nearly 80 participating businesses that donated 10% of proceeds to PAWS.

Our sincere thanks to all who made Philly Loves PAWS an incredible day for the animals; it was such a success that we will be bringing it back for another year!

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PAWS Northeast Celebrates 1st Birthday

scotch-IMG_350400On May 30, 2015, PAWS celebrated the first birthday of its Northeast Adoption Center and Low-Cost Clinic. In its first year, the facility has served more than 10,000 of the city’s neediest pets: it has enabled PAWS to rescue 800 additional homeless animals and provide spay/neuter surgery and basic veterinary care to more than 9,400 pets whose owners could not afford to go elsewhere.

To mark the occasion, we hosted a celebration with tours, refreshments, and lots of happy adoptions!

More than 30 animals found loving homes, including Scotch, pictured with adopter Rhonda. Click here for more photos!

Adoption fees were covered by funds from Animal Planet, administered by the ASPCA.

Thank you to all who played a role in the first of many successful years to come at PAWS Northeast as we get closer than ever to achieving a no-kill city.

Banfield Charitable Trust Helps Pets in Need

BCT-Logo-Vertical-for-webPAWS is grateful to announce that the Banfield Charitable Trust has once again demonstrated their support for Philadelphia’s at-risk pets. They recently awarded a $10,000 grant to provide basic veterinary care at PAWS’ Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics for low-income pet owners.

The Banfield Charitable Trust has been a steadfast partner in PAWS’ efforts since we began providing clinical care in 2010. Since then, we have served tens of thousands of animals, many of whom would never have received care otherwise. Continue reading

PAWS Clinic Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

PAWS155On March 22, PAWS’ Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic on Grays Ferry Avenue marked five busy and successful years of providing low-cost veterinary care to Philadelphia’s neediest pets. Since opening in 2010, we have served more than 61,000 dogs and cats (like Suge, right, whose owner James brought him in for vaccinations).

PAWS opened our first Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic recognizing that we could not adopt our way out of the homeless animal problem. By providing low-cost services, our clinics prevent surrenders and unwanted litters at the source and helps struggling families care for and keep their beloved pets. Continue reading

A Day at PAWS


On a recent Wednesday at our Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic on Grays Ferry Avenue, PAWS had a busy day of helping pets and the people who love them.

Our clinic facility provides low-cost basic veterinary care to the public, performs high-volume spay/neuter, and is also a shelter where we care for rescued dogs, cats, and kittens while they await foster or adoption.

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