P.A.W.S. is run solely based off of donations, corporate sponsors and grants. All donations are tax deductible.
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 670 dogs and cats. We have offered over 873 free spay/neuter surgeries to the public at large by hosting mobile clinics and setting up accounts with rescue veterinarians, most of whom are small business owners, and tend to community owned animals in need.
Over 250 students have participated in and been educated about animal cruelty and its prevention during our P.A.W.S. camps. AND beginning in 2017, P.A.W.S. camp now offers students the opportunity to work with 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.