PAWS ANIMAL WILDLIFE SANCTUARY INC

Rating: 4.96 stars   54 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 157 Waterloo SC 29384 USA

Mission: Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife back into the wild where they belong and to educate the public about wildlife and how to peacefully co-exist.
Results: We moved to our current location in 2003 and have added new enclosures and pens each year. In 2011, we added a flight pen for the raptors. Over the years we have expanded to the point that now, we hold more federal permits involving wildlife than any other facility in the state..
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review

See How 3Hrs Can Help

Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Mac is absolutely AMAZING!! We run a pig rescue and have learned so much from her. We have visited her facility and have never met someone with so much heart for these animals. Not only do she rescue these precious animals but works tirelessly to educate the public on wildlife. She put these animals first and does whatever it takes to put their health and safety first!! Please support this amazing organization!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Not only is this cause worthy, it is vital and noble. I have met Mac on a couple of occasions, one fund raiser and I have donated used lumber. I now make my online purchases through the igive program to keep a steady trickle of cash flow going to PAWS. I follow the Facebook page daily. My heart thrills at the success stories and breaks when an animal doesn't make it. What I have observed, Mac apparently is tireless and does not need the same amount of sleep my own body requires. Her love of wildlife and her bottomless well of compassion are extremely moving and totally necessary to the work she had commit herself to do. She educates frequently the "do's and do not's" of what to do when finding a wild animal either in distress or just seemingly lost. (i.e. fawn alone, no mother in view, baby birds hopping on the ground, nest of baby bunnies, no parent in view) This information serves the general public very well! How many fawns do you suppose are removed from the areas their mothers left them in due to ignorance? Too many! I will continue to donate money and building materials when I have them. I also encourage my friends to do the same through sharing information on my own Facebook wall. This is a very well run organization with the emphasis where it should be ... on the wildlife. I have submitted an application to help transport animals as needed.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Where does one begin about Mac. First of all she has a heart of gold. She is truly one that 'TALKS TO THE ANIMALS".

Mac's love of animals is evident when you look in her eyes and when you listen to her talk to one of her animals as she begins to release it back into the wild where it belongs and with that release a part of heart goes with it.

What you don't see is her silent tears as she tries to save the llfe of an animal that she knows may not make it over night, but she does not and will not give up.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

the only change i would make is that she would never want for anything to take care of the animals

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The lady that runs this sanctuary has so much passion and love for all the animals that she takes in. I don't even think she sleeps! She has so much knowledge on how to treat the injured, or how to take care of the tiniest of animals. You can tell just by her face book posts how much she cares for every animal that comes in. When she says she cried, it makes me want to cry. I wish I had as much passion for my job as she does. She truly is a great lady! She has changed all of these animals lives!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I found out about PAWS when I recently moved to the area and was looking for a group which shared my deep interest in preserving the wildlife of the area. I was fortunate enough to find them via Facebook and have been intensely impressed by their efforts. Not only do they do their work passionately and on a shoestring budget, they are superb in their work to educate the general public on the many ways we can protect nature's creatures. I am hopeful that I will soon be able to volunteer with the group and help them in any way I can because they certainly are making a positive influence.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to have regular fundraising events.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have donated to paws before and only WISH that I had the resources to send money regularly. Why do I feel this way? Because of the heart and soul that is poured in to this organization for the welfare of wildlife. If more of the human species felt as connected and caring to wildlife as this organization does...well then we probably wouldn't need them, or rather the wildlife wouldn't. But until that day comes, the role PAWS plays is essential to the healing of wildlife and to the soul of humanity through education. Thank you PAWS for all you do!!!!!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My first contact with Mac was when I accidentally trapped a skunk and she talked me through how to release it and not get sprayed. And she was 100% right and I was successful thank God lol.
Then she posted she ans other volunteers where putting up netting on the pens and I had an electric stapler and extention cord so I asked her if she could use it. She did time saver. and it was a big time saver.
She posted one day she had a call for a fawn that had been hit and she needed someone to transport it. So my husband and I picked it up. always keeps all the followers of Paws up to date on what is going on and of any needs she has. She is a true inspiration and has helped alot of animals that would have surely died without Paws.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone Mac so she could rest once in awhile. I have seen she sending messages and working with her babies til 1-2 AM. She is amazing.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I took some donations out to PAWS and was well impressed with what all they do with what they have. Mac runs an excellent facility on what must be 1-1/2 shoestrings and a whole bunch of prayer. I hope to become a regular volunteer to help with all she does for several communities around her.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We saw a red tailed hawk get hit by truck and it couldn't get back up. Mate was screaming from above so we made note of exact location with hopes of full recovery so she could be released. Her injuries were extensive and it was touch and go for awhile. It took several months for her to get better but we finally got the call that she was ready to be released. Thanks Mac for taking such great care of her. What a amazing day it was seeing he fly.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Great organization that provides special care to any wildlife that needs rehab. I help transport injured and/or orphaned wildlife to PAWS. After a few months of care, the animal is returned to be free. It's an awesome organization that helps preserve our wildlife.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful?