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

​EIN 46-1434401

​ 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.