P.A.W.S. is run solely based off of donations, corporate sponsors and grants. All donations are tax deductible.
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.
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 700 dogs and cats. We have offered over 1133 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 200 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.