​​Due to COVID 19, our humane education camps have been cancelled.

Unfortunately we have closed animal intake at this time due to lack of fosters.

​ P.A.W.S. is unique because we are the ONLY foster-based rescue in Texas  that saves animals, sponsors student groups AND teaches animal welfare  education

We present the youth in San Antonio with an opportunity to be a part of  something where they can make an immediate difference. At Harlandale  High School, we sponsor the P.A.W.S. Club. These students choose which  shelter animals to save and become a part of their rescue story. Students  assist during spay/neuter events and help teach our humane education  curriculum to elementary/middle schools and through this, the community  learns about responsible pet ownership and how to prevent cruelty to  animals.

To date, P.A.W.S. has rescued over 800 dogs and cats. We have offered over  1600 free spay/neuter surgeries to the public at large by hosting mobile clinics through SNIPSA and setting up accounts with rescue veterinarians, most of whom are  small business owners, and tend to community owned animals in need. We have provided over 300 spay/neuter surgeries, eye enucleations and amputations for community owned pets in need.

Over 300 students have participated in and been educated about animal cruelty and its prevention during our P.A.W.S. camps. Every year we try to add new components to our curriculum. For example, in 2017, P.A.W.S. camp offered students the opportunity to work with certified CCPDT dog trainers to learn the tricks of the trade.


 Protecting Animals Within San Antonio (P.A.W.S.)

is a foster-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue.

We are not a shelter and are 100% volunteer only. We do not have a facility. Meet and greets need to be scheduled with pet foster. 


Tysun was found on the East side of SA aimlessly walking around in July, 2020. The finders asked for help.

Tysun is estimated to be 9-12 years old.

He is fairly blind and deaf and is heartworm positive. Tysun has been adopted and now lives in Minnesota.

​2021-2022 Intake is being done on a case by case basis due to limited, available fosters.

If you need to surrender an animal, contact the SA Humane Society or Austin Pets Alive to schedule an appointment. You can also check Next Door and the Facebook page SOS Save Our Strays for connecting with an owner or rescue. 

If you have found an injured or lost animal, contact a nearby vet and have the animal scanned for a chip and have the veterinarian call 311 for pick up by Animal Care Services. Please note that ACS is a kill shelter and any animals received can be euthanized right away. 

​P.A.W.S. is run solely based off of donations, corporate sponsors and grants. All donations are tax deductible.

Donations can be made if you click on our donation tab, Amazon Smile or donate via PayPal: PayPal.Me/9114PAWS

Our Tax Exemption ID: 46-1434401