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Shelter crisis leads to extraordinary community response

When the air conditioning broke at our Grays Ferry shelter/clinic on May 29, it ground operations to a halt at our largest facility and the hub of our rescue efforts. Thankfully, a massive coordinated effort involving staff, dozens of foster parents and hundreds of supporters saved the day for the…
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After a rough start, Porkchop heals and helps others do the same

Porkchop's sunny disposition got him through a rough beginning and lead him to his forever family. Now, his warmth and kindness is helping others to heal.
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“She has wiggled her way into our hearts.”

Former PAWS dog Melody had a long journey before finding her forever home, and touched a lot of hearts along the way. We recently received a wonderful update from Melody's family that shows true love is worth the wait!
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Petco Foundation grant leads to exciting lifesaving results

In 2015, Petco Foundation made an important investment in PAWS in the form of a three-year, $225,000 Lifesaving Impact Award, in recognition of the progress we have made and in support of our detailed plans for the work ahead. Now…
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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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