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PAWS is the city's largest rescue partner.
Otis: After a rough beginning, a new start at PAWS
PAWS Services and COVID-19
30,389 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.
130,172 volunteer hours served
PAWS’ dedicated and caring volunteers are essential in every aspect of our lifesaving efforts.
250,578 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.
96,614 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.