PAWS is a 501(c)(3) charity that was founded in 1996 for the purpose of humane education, pet rescue, and adoption of healthy, social pets to suitable families. We have fulfilled our goals by rescue of dogs and cats that were strays, owner given up and from shelters. We vet these pets completely, including testing, altering, shots, and micro-chipping. Through showings at PetSmart, Petco, and Petfinder.com, we find them forever homes. We bring educational programs to schools and communities, stressing the importance of spay and neuter. All of our work is done using foster homes and volunteers.