Cat Rescue & Care
PAWS rescues homeless cats who are most in danger: those with treatable medical or behavioral issues, mothers with kittens, and orphans who are too young for adoption. We help them get well, then place them in loving homes.
Dog Rescue & Care
Dogs of all sizes and varieties find safe haven at PAWS: especially seniors and those with special medical needs. We give them the veterinary care they need, and then use our proven matchmaking skills to find them just the right forever home.
Affordable Vet Care
PAWS’ clinics serve pet owners who cannot otherwise access basic veterinary care for their beloved pets. By helping sick and injured pets get healthy, and protecting others through wellness and prevention, we are keeping families together.
Spay & Neuter
Making spay/neuter widely available has been vital to reducing Philadelphia’s homeless pet population. PAWS’ expert surgeons have spayed and neutered over 100,000 dogs and cats, setting them up for healthier lives and preventing countless litters.
Complex Medical Cases
More and more, the shelter animals most in need of rescue have illnesses or injuries requiring specialized veterinary care. They find it at PAWS: we are dedicated to giving them all they need to heal so they can go on to enjoy the carefree lives they deserve.
The tiniest and most vulnerable homeless pets are orphaned newborn kittens. PAWS’ innovative program takes a team approach to giving them the round-the-clock, intensive care they need to survive and thrive.
FIV+ and FeLV+ Cats
Previously considered “unsavable,” cats with these manageable conditions have so much love to give. At PAWS, they find the care they need and are matched with loving adopters who are ready to help them live their best lives.
Healthy mouth, healthy life! Dental care is one of the most urgently needed services for Philadelphia’s homeless pets. Many animals rescued by PAWS have painful dental disease and require surgery before they can be adopted.
This common fungal infection requires methodical care to treat and contain, but it doesn’t have to stand in the way of a new life. PAWS has dedicated shelter space for pets with ringworm, and assists fosters and adopters who bring them home.