We sometimes need homes for “Barn Cats” – cats that prefer an outdoors-only lifestyle. Barn cats provide great rodent control to your farm, outdoor buildings, or warehouses. We offer barn cat adoptions on an “as needed” basis when we need to safely place those feral, semi-feral, or “friendly, but prefers to be outside” cats. The cats will keep rodents (and snakes too!) away from your property, grain, or food storage areas. The property owners are only responsible for daily food/water, protection from the elements, and long-term vet care, if necessary. After a short period of secure confinement, the cats will accept your barn as theirRead More →

Starting October 1 2016, PAWS will implement a new system for accepting owner surrender animals. Instead of coming to the shelter to surrender a pet, we will now require the owner to first call or email PAWS to schedule an appointment. Our obligations to the community will not change: PAWS will still be an open admission shelter and we will not turn away animals for health or behavior reasons. We will now merely require an appointment before bringing in your owner surrender pet. At PAWS, we are constantly evolving and re-evaluating what we do so that we can save more lives. By following models thatRead More →

The Paris Animal Welfare Society is excited to announce our new partnership with Pets for Patriots, Inc., a nonprofit that saves lives of person and pet through companion pet adoption for United States military veterans. Working with Pets for Patriots, PAWS gives local veterans, active duty military members and their families the gift of unconditional love while providing the most overlooked dogs and cats a second chance at life. “Through our new partnership, we hope to inspire our local veterans and service members to give these animals a loving home,” says Sam Wolbert, Executive Director at PAWS. “This will help us place more hard-to-adopt petsRead More →

The weather is nice, summer is around the corner, and if you’ve been to P.A.W.S. recently you may notice one tiny thing: its kitten season. While we all love these fluffy balls of fur, this time of year can be hard on open admission shelters like P.A.W.S. Resources get stretched to the limit as we take in more and more homeless kittens. With weaker immune systems, kittens are more susceptible to illnesses while living in shelters. And as more people adopt kittens, adult cats, which can be harder to adopt generally, stay in the shelter even longer. It’s estimated that at least 13 of theRead More →

I’m excited to announce that PAWS is one of 50 cat-focused shelters participating in the Purina Cat Chow “Building Better Lives Adoption Drive.” June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and is also the peak of kitten season. It’s a critical time for shelters which is why the Purina Cat Chow “Building Better Lives Adoption Drive” is partnering with 50 shelters, one in every state, with the goal of finding forever homes for 2,500 cats. During the month of June, I’m asking you to share your cat adoption or rescue story using the #MyRescueStory hashtag to help more cats find their forever homes. Simply shareRead More →

We are very excited to announce our brand new partnership and integration with Finding Rover. Finding Rover is an app that uses Facial Recognition to help reunite lost dogs with their owners. Finding Rover enables people to search for their lost dog within our shelter simply by using the Finding Rover app. Additionally, people looking to adopt new dogs can see dogs available at our shelter. As part of this effort, every dog that leaves our shelter will automatically be signed-up within Finding Rover. If that dog ever gets lost, their record will already be in the system, and using Finding Rover’s facial recognition searchRead More →

Summer is starting to settle in, which means the weather is perfect for a round of golf! The good news is the Paris Animal Welfare Society is holding our twenty-second annual golf tournament, and there’s a whole lot of fun and prizes to be had. The golf tournament will be held on Wednesday, June 17th, at Houston Oaks in Paris, KY which has been rated by Golf Digest as one of the Top 10 golf courses in Kentucky. Registration will begin at noon with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. The fee to golf is $75, and it includes golf, cart, range balls, light snacksRead More →

PAWS Director Robin Vincent and PAWS Supporter Sue Woodford were invited to Sayre Middle School on May 5th to accept a significant monetary donation in honor of our shelter.  Sayre 6th, 7th and 8th grade students annually participate in a school fundraiser to support a particular humane society.  They call it H.S.E.—Humane Society Extravaganza.  In 2015 they chose to direct their extraordinary efforts toward the Paris Animal Welfare Society.              Robin and Sue gratefully accepted their kind gift and took along a sweet, energetic PAWS puppy named Miss Pickles to thank the students in person.  Miss Pickles delighted all and reveled in all the attention! Read More →

P.A.W.S. Says Thanks To Community Support! A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the P.A.W.S. Spay-ghetti Dinner, Wednesday, February 4. We had a great time and raised almost $700! which will be used specifically toward providing low-cost spay/neuters for the community. We would especially like to thank The Citizen-Advertiser for helping to promote the event, Rooster Brew/Ralph Quillin for hosting the event, and Alberto’s Italian Ristorante/Alberto Villasenor for preparing and providing the delicious spaghetti noodles. This was a lovely local event, made successful by the generous donors, the fabulous volunteers and our supportive community! Stay tuned for information about the next P.A.W.S./RoosterRead More →