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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

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



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.



Rating: 5

I have fostered with PAWS for over 2 years. I've seen so many dogs saved from horrible situations that now have wonderful forever homes. I adopted a sweet boy from PAWS and will be forever grateful for him!

1 Cynthia99


Rating: 5

I first become familiar with Paws when I moved into Austin and wanted to find a way to give back to my community. Prima and her volunteers welcomed me with open arms and I quickly learned so much from them. Paws goal is to care ad help for animals. It is apparent in everything they do that the live what they preach.
Highly recommend PAWS for anyone looking to volunteer, get a dog or donate . You will not be disappointed.

1 Robin131


Rating: 5

I have a Dane that I love and wanted to help and organization that supports this wonderful breed. I have fostered for Paws and also pick up and transport dog that are coming into Paws from vagarious shelters around Texas.
Prima has fantastic knowledge of the breed and works in a professional and caring way with each dog.
There are many rescue groups that make it so complicated to adopt from them that dogs stay in the foster system way to long. None of that with Paws. A great organization supporting a great breed.



Rating: 5

I was introduced to PAWS of Austin in May of 2015. My eyesight was failing in my senior years and I had to find homes for my horses and move closer to my daughter. All horses were successfully rehomed except for "Peanut". Before I could find him a home, he foundered in both front feet. No one would adopt him! Prima Mosy of PAWS rescue never hesitated and took him into her care even knowing she would have to provide months of support for this little miniature horse until he could heal.
She is actively taking applications now for his adoption! I am so thankful for this organization. They work tirelessly to find homes for hard to place animals like my miniature horse even though their main focus is to help the large dogs that end up in shelters with very limited time. These dogs, just as my Peanut, get a second chance to find a happy, loving forever home because of this rescue and their dedicated people!



Rating: 5

Fostering for PAWS of Austin the last 5 years has been a blessing for me and my family. While certainly the lives of the animals and their adopters are enriched, so too are the lives of the volunteers. My children have grown to be better, more empathetic and responsible people through the caring of the dogs entrusted to us. I encourage you to consider signing up to foster on their site. This is a great organization that makes a difference in Austin and throughout Texas.