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PAWS is the city's largest rescue partner.
PAWS dogs shine at Franklin Square Park!
Abby: Sometimes the smallest pets have the biggest spirit!
35,704 animals saved to date
We take in rescues from the city shelter almost daily with a focus on the most vulnerable: adult dogs, kittens, and cats recovering from illnesses. Once safe at PAWS, they receive everything they need to become ready for adoption, then are matched with loving homes.
144,357 volunteer hours served
PAWS’ dedicated and caring volunteers are essential in every aspect of our lifesaving efforts.
315,137 clinic patients served
Our low-cost Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics prevent pet homelessness and provide a needed resource in our community, enabling loving pet owners to care for and keep their dogs and cats as family.
123,158 spay/neuters performed
PAWS provides low-cost spay/neuter surgery for owned pets, rescues and community cats to prevent the birth of unwanted litters. Our efforts are working: since our clinics opened their doors, the number of homeless animals entering Philadelphia’s city shelter has declined year over year.