Why Philly PAWS is a Diamond in the Rough for Animals in Need

PAWS aims to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every pet is guaranteed a home.

August 7, 2017

Philly PAWS is a truly amazing non-profit with a grand mission:  To save Philadelphia's homeless and at-risk animals, providing a loving forever home for any animal that is healthy and treatable.  Here are a few facts you might not have known about the 501 (c)(3), which goes by the full name Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society:

  1. PAWS is the city's largest rescue partner and the largest provider of basic, low-cost veterinary care for both pet owners and other rescue organizations.  
  2. PAWS works with individuals and groups that could not otherwise access or afford these services.
  3. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every pet is guaranteed a home.
  4. PAWS is proud to be a founding member of the Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition, a collective of animal welfare agencies working together to end the killing of savable pets in shelters.
  5. PAWS’ efforts are 100% privately funded. The generosity of individual and corporate donations is combined with a highly qualified staff and an enormous and active volunteer base.

PAWS' mission is simple.  They want to provide services for pet owners and other rescues that may not have the funding or the opportunities to care for at-risk animals.  The organization offers comprehensive rescue and prevention efforts, including pulling out of the city’s high-kill shelters and placing them in loving homes, assisting struggling pet owners in keeping their pets as family members rather than choosing abandonment, and preventing the birth of unwanted litters.  PAWS can boast an Old City adoption center, a Spay and Neuter clinic in Gray's Ferry, and a location in the Northeast with adoptions and a low-cost veterinary clinic.  

Here at 96.5 TDY, we could not be more on board with the mission of this organization, and we are pleased to be participating in the Midtown Village Fall Festival on October 6th, 2018, where Philly PAWS will also have adoptable dogs.  Donations will be collected to help the worthy goal of making Philadelphia a no-kill city.  We've ALSO got some surprises in store for that extravaganza, so be sure to keep checking back for news on the Fall Fest as we get closer!  See you in Midtown Village!