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Helga Pataki
Grays Ferry Clinic

I'm a silly and loving senior gal who will do anything for a tasty snack!
Foster Care

I'm a sweet, independent lady who's excited to spend my golden years with you!
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I'm a sweet and sensitive guy who can't wait to come out of my shell with a special adopter!
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I'm a loving and affectionate gentleman who gets along great with dogs and cats!
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I'm a fun-loving and cheerful 8 year old who always has a smile on my face!
Panda Cat
Foster Care

I'm a sweet-natured kitty whose favorite things are being brushed, belly rubs, and people!
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PAWS Calendars

The holiday gift that saves lives! Featuring portraits and stories of pets PAWS has served, our calendars are a yearly tradition that raises funds and awareness for our lifesaving efforts.

$15 each, all proceeds benefits the animals.

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PAWS is the city's largest rescue partner.

We are working to make Philadelphia a place where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. We do so through rescue, foster care, adoption, and preventing pet homelessness in the first place by offering low-cost spay/neuter and basic vet care.

Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics

Keeping pets and families together through low-cost basic veterinary services. Our clinics in Grays Ferry and the Northeast serve tens of thousands of pets every year whose caretakers may not afford care elsewhere.

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PAWS Partners

Our lifesaving work is possible with the meaningful support of business and community partners.

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28,899 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.

118,686 volunteer hours served

PAWS’ dedicated and caring volunteers are essential in every aspect of our lifesaving efforts.

237,535 clinic patients served

Our low-cost Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics reduce 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.

91,006 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.

Every year, PAWS helps more animals than the year before.

By constantly finding ways to rescue and adopt out more animals, and care for more of the neediest pets at our clinics, PAWS provides an ever-expanding safety net for the cats and dogs least likely to survive.
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12 Bars of Charity

Enjoy a holiday-themed bar crawl and support our lifesaving efforts! Select PAWS as your charity of choice when purchasing tickets.

December 14, 2019
2:00 pm  –  6:00 pm
Center City Philadelphia

Wine and Whiskers

Come meet adoptable PAWS animals and learn more about how to get involved!

December 14, 2019
12:00 pm  –  3:00 pm
1400 Spring Garden Street
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Recent News


Axel’s Story: “He truly has 9 lives”

By the time adopter Jeena fell in love with Axel, he had already survived life on the streets as a young kitten, undergone a special surgery at PAWS, and overcome a life-threatening infection during his recovery. His medical journey was just beginning, but this amazing little cat has pulled through each time thanks to his […]
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Half Off Senior Pet Adoptions During November!

Older pets are often overlooked due to their grey whiskers, but they’ve got years of happiness ahead of them and so much love to give! That’s why in honor of National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, we’re highlighting what makes seniors so terrific, and taking half off all adoption fees for pets 8 years and […]
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