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 →