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11435 Simmerhorn Rd.
California 95632

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Performing Animal Welfare Society was founded in 1985 by Pat Derby to protect performing animals and captive wild animals and to operate a sanctuary that provides permanent care and shelter for these animals.

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PAWS, run by Pat Derby and Ed Stewart for many years, is in SanAndreas, Calif. They painstakingly take care of rescued female Asian and African elephants in separate habitats and now have "Bull Mountain", home to several bull elephants. Bob Barker of Price Is Right fame is a benefactor to the ... more »
PAWS and ARK 2000 are two sanctuaries run by Pat Derby and Ed Stewart. PAWS is the facility for large wildlife that have been pain stakingly removed (often involving legal or governmental agencies) from abusive situations. ARK 2000 is the sanctuary that separately houses Asian, African and bull ... more »
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I get the Paws newsletter and watch the videos of some of the new arrivals and see the habitat into which they are welcomed. These large, discarded animals are loved and well cared for and have the freedom to roam and live their lives out in a spacious, open environment, free from fear and abuse... more »
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