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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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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Just $22 per Month Saves a Life

IkeYour monthly donation of just $22 will provide all we need to give a homeless dog or cat the family it deserves.

Make a $22 monthly donation to PAWS.

It costs us an average of $264 to rescue, care for, and adopt out a homeless pet. If you give just $22 a month, by the end of one year you’ll have fully covered the costs of saving one animal (like Ike, who was rescued by PAWS and found a loving family).

Every PAWS dog and cat is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped before going home. Your support will cover those expenses, along with the food, shelter and medication our animals need during their stay. Donations to PAWS are fully tax-deductible and enable us to save and serve Philadelphia’s neediest pets. Please give!

Lil Bub, ASPCA help PAWS save cats in need

lilbubsbigfund-comboPAWS is pleased to announce that we have received a grant of $2,500 from Lil Bub’s BIG Fund for the ASPCA in support of our efforts to rescue the city’s most vulnerable cats.

These urgently needed funds enabled us to save homeless cats whose lives were hanging in the balance due to eye infections.

PAWS is dedicated to saving the most at-risk animals at Philadelphia’s animal control shelter, with a special focus on cats and kittens suffering from treatable illnesses. We provide safe housing and daily veterinary attention at our shelter/clinic facilities, where cats receive all the care they need to get healthy and ready for adoption. Continue reading