PAWS services during COVID-19: Clinic appointments available for sick pets; spay/neuter available on a limited basis; walk-in vaccine clinics remain suspended. We continue to rescue animals! Adoptions and foster by appointment only. Also, donations to the Emergency Fund for PAWS help ensure we can keep doing our lifesaving work despite the current crisis.
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PAWS Services and COVID-19

We are providing this update on PAWS’ efforts to protect the health and safety of our staff, clients, volunteers, adopters, and fosters during this challenging time. While we remain open and saving lives, we have made significant modifications to our operations. We believe that maintaining our lifesaving adoption and foster…
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Recent News


Otis: After a rough beginning, a new start at PAWS

 When we rescued Otis, we weren't sure if he'd make it. He'd been brought to the city shelter in critical condition by a Good Samaritan who'd seen him get hit by a car, and needed immediate medical attention to…
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PAWS’ Ringworm Ward Empty for the first time since opening

When Kaldr started her new life with Wendy and Ryan, she marked an exciting milestone: for the first time since it opened in 2018, PAWS' ringworm ward was completely empty! Although ringworm is a simple fungal infection of the skin,…
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Extraordinary Community Foster Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Social distancing and the shift toward working from home has prompted an outpouring of foster support. In the last 8 days, over 90 PAWS animals have found temporary homes, making room in our shelters for the many more who will…
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Sir Ranwrap: From injured stray to cherished family member

After a rocky beginning as an injured stray, Sir Ranwrap is safe, healthy and loved! This incredibly sweet young dog was brought to the city shelter by a Good Samaritan who found him in North Philly. He was covered in…
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