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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: PAWS' mission is to prevent cruelty to all animals by promoting humane standards through education and example, to provide care and shelter for homeless animals, aid in the reduction of domestic animal overpopulation, and aid in the enforcement of laws, including the investigation of animal cruelty and abuse. Our main goal is to provide the best possible care for the animals while in our custody and finding them new permanent, loving homes. Our attempts to place homeless animals into good homes help not only the animal but also provide a new owner with a loving companion and possibly a memorable life experience.

Target demographics: Abused and neglected animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: Rescue and rehome over 100 animals

Geographic areas served: Anywhere we are needed

Programs: PAWS concentrates on promoting public awareness regarding animal welfare issues, pet health care, disaster preparedness, and most importantly, the necessity of spaying and neutering. We visit local schools, churches, and civic organizations in an effort to educate the public about what they can do to help the nationwide epidemic of pet overpopulation. PAWS also takes a role in rescue operations during a national disasters and we assist with large scale hording and cruelty cases. In addition, we have education programs for kids in schools and a therapy pet program in hospitals and nursing homes.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PAWS is a great rescue they do amazing things. They give homeless and abandoned dogs medical care and foster them in loving volunteer homes until the perfect family comes along and adopts them. These people are angels and warriors.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love For Big and Small...http://texasgreatdane.org/
Whether it's fostering, adopting or helping out at Adoption Events we (as a family) love giving back where animals are concerned. If I have to choose ONE volunteer job over another it'd be giving time and money to those organizations that help save and protect animals (to our surprise Haven for Hope even has a shelter for their guests dogs!). Years ago we stumbled upon Paws of Austin (a local Great Dane Rescue) and found our sweetheart Great Dane. She was an abused Dane that needed lots of love and help. Not knowing what would come to be, we adopted her while fostering for another local Great Dane Rescue. Although she had 'baggage' she was the sweetest dog that ever came into our home and despite her neurological issues we loved her so much. It was frustrating and sad at times when you could see the confusion on her face and you knew that there was nothing that could help her. We put all of our time and energy into finding alternatives to help her and we met some amazing people along the way (as well as some interesting remedies) but never did cross paths with one course of treatment that would help. Our sweetheart Dane is no longer with us but she did lay the ground work for our passion to help- and that will never stop. Giving (whether it be our time, our money or our love) is very important to us because we have seen over and over again how it can positively impact in even the smallest way.

Review from #MyGivingStory

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted our second Great Dane his year (2015) from PAWS of Austin and I'm sure it won't be our last one!

This is a great organization that not only provides the best care for each animal they rescue, they help by educating the adopters and the general public about proper care and responsible pet ownership. They do not limit themselves to any one breed or species - any and all are welcome in their group!

They are a big supporter to help end puppy mills and do everything they can to help shut down puppy mills and aid in taking in puppy mill survivors.

PAWS of Austin is made up of dedicated people who work tirelessly in their fight in advocating for those with no voice!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We were humbled by the love, care and devotion Paws of Austin showers the animals with. We adopted our second Dane from Paws. A puppi which was discarded in the streets by the breader since it was deaf and partially blind, yet miraculously survived in the wild for months. Finally, it was captured by a rescue but was going to be uthanized since now it was also extremely emanciated. At this time, Paws of Austin fought to take the puppi from the other rescue so it can have a chance to experience love, life and family. Today this puppi is a year and a half old beautiful, healthy and playful Great Dean with a family who adores him. His name is Blizard. Thank you Paws of Austin and thank you Prima, for giving Blizard a chance of life, when no one else was willing to!!! May God always shower you and Paws with his favor and blessings!!!

1 Robin132

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thanks to PAWS, I have a wonderful female basset hound, named Gypsy. She was rescued in a puppy mill raid in North Texas in 2009. PAWS generously accepted an entire busload of dogs to place in forever homes. It doesn't get any better than that!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization was wonderful to work with - so responsive and careful. I adopted a bonded pair, out of state, and it all went so smoothly. I followed up with photos of them settling in, and later. I totally support this organization and their work.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am aware of many miracles through PAWS OF AUSTIN. The love and courage and determination and energy of Prima and Courtney goes on and on. Just when you think things are hopeless, God sends perfect pet parents for these darling Danes (and other breeds) when it seemed impossible. From pulling them from Death Row at shelters, to fostering to adoption into Forever Homes, they are tireless. You can't save them all, but bravo for all the hard, hard work you've done all these years. There's a special place in Heaven for you guys for sure. Thanks from all the babies who have no voice.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One could not possibly find anyone who cares more or would do more for animals than Prima M.