PAWS services during COVID-19: Clinic visits for sick pets, vaccinations, and spay/neuter available by appointment (curbside service). Walk-in clinics remain suspended. We continue to rescue animals! Adoptions and foster by appointment only. Donations to the Emergency Fund for PAWS help ensure we can keep doing our lifesaving work despite the current crisis.
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Coming Together for Sgt. Pepper

This special kitten was rescued with his siblings, and instantly melted our hearts with his playful and affectionate personality. But Pepper stood out for another reason: he was born with a cleft palate, an opening between the roof of his mouth and nasal cavity. While Pepper's condition wasn't painful, it…
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Ike & Twizzler’s Foster Success Story

Ike and Twizzler were found outside with their mother and siblings right after the pandemic started. When PAWS took them in and put the word out that they needed a foster home, foster mom Lisa answered the call!   "I…
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Elvis’ Foster Success Story

After being adopted out 13 years ago, Elvis was found in rough shape fending for himself in Mt. Airy. He was sick, underweight, and stressed and defensive at the shelter, but transformed once he went home with foster mom Ashley!…
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Stormi’s foster success story

Stormi was rescued by PAWS after a Good Samaritan found her on their porch and brought her to the city shelter. She was very scared and nervous around people, and needed socialization in a foster home to help get her…
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Jewel’s foster success story

This sweet and gentle granny dog was in need of some serious TLC when she was found on her own in West Philly. In addition to being mostly blind and covered in matted fur, an exam revealed that Jewel needed…
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