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PAWS Has a New Look!

Welcome to the new and improved! Our redesigned website makes as easy as possible for you to find a new companion, get low-cost vet services for your pet, and learn how you can join us in saving Philadelphia’s homeless animals. You’ll find: profiles of adoptable pets and easy-to-access info…
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Recent News


73 Matches Made: Clear the Shelters a Huge Success!

On August 18th, PAWS participated in Clear the Shelters, a nationwide fee-waived adoption event that that matched thousands of homeless pets with new families across the country. Animal lovers lined up outside of our adoption centers to find their new…
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Saving Orphaned Newborns: PAWS’ bottle feeder program has arrived!

Of all the animals entering Philadelphia's shelters, the most vulnerable are orphaned kittens who cannot yet eat on their own. Too weak to thrive in the shelter, their only chance at survival is to be immediately rescued and bottle-fed at…
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One Month, 200+ Lives Saved

The 8th Annual PAWS Foster Challenge was a record-breaking success! With homeless animals flooding into the city shelter, PAWS foster parents have stepped up like never before. Our amazing foster community has collectively saved hundreds of dogs, cats, and kittens…
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New Cat Housing Installed at Old City Adoption Center

After ten years and nearly 8,000 feline residents, PAWS' Old City adoption center has gotten an upgrade! Thanks to our caring supporters, we met our fundraising goal of $15,000 to replace outdated cat cages with new, expanded units to provide…
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Upcoming Event Spotlight

12th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut

A fall festival and dog walk to raise funds for PAWS’ lifesaving efforts. Register now, start a team, and join us for the biggest and best Mutt Strut yet!

October 6, 2018
9:00 am  –  2:00 pm
The Navy Yard

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