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With Love and Dedication, Angel is a Whole New Cat

The shelter can be an intimidating place for many animals when they first arrive. The unfamiliar sights, sounds, and smells can sometimes cause even the sweetest cat or dog to act defensive and nervous with people. Usually, these animals simply need some time to adjust, but sometimes, they need something…
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Keeping Pets in Low-Income Homes: A New Approach

It takes more than rescue alone: in order to solve the crisis of pet homelessness in Philadelphia, we must keep pets out of shelter in the first place.  This recent Philadelphia Inquirer article highlights the efforts underway by PAWS and…
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In From The Cold: New Foster Initiative Brings Warmth in Winter to Friendly Stray Cats

"If you're cold, they're cold." It's a phrase we've all heard about protecting pets in the winter time. As temperatures drop and sidewalks get icy, many animal lovers see friendly neighborhood cats suffering in the cold and turn to us…
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40,000+ animals saved and served in 2018: more in store for 2019!

We're celebrating another record-breaking year of lifesaving thanks to you. In 2018, PAWS served over 40,000 animals through rescue, spay/neuter, and low-cost veterinary care. We're closer than ever to making Philadelphia a place where every savable pet has a home.…
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PAWS is Hiring!

Join our lifesaving team! PAWS has several positions available for passionate animal lovers who are dedicated to serving the city's neediest pets and the people who love them. Please review these job descriptions for details on available positions and how…
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Upcoming Event Spotlight

2nd Annual Chefs’ Night for PAWS

Experience Philly’s top restaurants, neighborhood by neighborhood, in one extraordinary culinary event. Tickets now on sale!

November 5, 2018
6:00 pm  –  10:00 pm
PA Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA): 118-128 N. Broad Street

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