​​Through animal rescue and animal welfare education, we will create an immediate change that has a lasting impact in the community.


​We are committed to creating a ripple effect in the community in hopes that through ANIMAL RESCUE and ANIMAL WELFARE EDUCATION a positive change will occur, with a decrease in human violence, animal cruelty, and ACS shelter intake.



 OUR HISTORY:


 Protecting Animals Within San Antonio (P.A.W.S.) began in 2009 as the  P.A.W.S. club at Harlandale High School teaching responsible  pet ownership to the students and families of the HISD district.


 The club would occasionally rescue and rehome animals that showed up  on the HHS campus. In 2012, P.A.W.S rescue separated to become a  501(c)(3) non-profit in order to establish an animal rescue branch, since  the animal intake was greater than the P.A.W.S. Club could financially  support.

 OUR GOALS:


​​ TO EDUCATE:
 our community on the importance of  spaying, neutering and adoption.

 TO PROMOTE:
 animal welfare education by teaching children early on to respect our  pets by incorporating responsible pet ownership, pet loyalty, and pet  love.

 TO PROVIDE:
 free or low cost spay/neuter services.

 TO CREATE:
 PAWSitive, happy endings for the homeless pet population of San  Antonio through animal rescue.


 THE RIPPLE EFFECT OF CHANGE:


 Research shows that low-income, at-risk communities higher levels of  violence and homeless animals than any other areas in the city. 

 According to national studies, more than 80 % of family members being  treated for child abuse also had abused animals. People who are violent  to animals rarely stop there.

 In 2/3 of these cases, an abusive parent had killed or injured a pet. In  one-third of the cases, a child victim continued the cycle of violence by  abusing a pet. 


OUR NUMBERS:

OUR MISSION:

P.A.W.S. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Our tax ID number is 46-1434401.

2017

-Intake: 60 animals and counting

-P.A.W.S. Spring Camp: 50 students
-over 383 free spay/neuter surgeries 


2016

-Intake: 129 animals
-over 340 free spay/neuter surgeries 

2015
​- Intake: 198 animals​

-P.A.W.S. Spring Camp: 60 students


2014
- Intake: 171 animals

- P.A.W.S. Fall Camp: 60 students​

2013
- Intake: 60+ animals
- P.A.W.S. Fall Camp: 75 students


2012

- Intake: 65 animals
- P.A.W.S. Fall Camp: 75 students


2011
- P.A.W.S. Club at Harlandale HS wins the $20,000 Silver and Black Give Back Team Up Challenge
- Nominated for United Way Mayor's Award for Youth