Pet Assistance and Welfare Society (PAWS)Pet Assistance and Welfare Society (PAWS)
Pet Assistance and Welfare Society is dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of animals and improving the lives of injured and homeless animals. The Society provides veterinary care and a safe and nurturing environment for injured animals with v... Read more
Pet Assistance and Welfare Society is dedicated to promoting the humane treatment of animals and improving the lives of injured and homeless animals. The Society provides veterinary care and a safe and nurturing environment for injured animals with veteranarians and/or trained volunteers until they are placed in approved new homes to live out their lives. The Society is also dedicated to educating the community about the humane treatment of pets, recognizing and preventing animal cruelty, pet overpopulation and homeless animal problems. The Society encourages and promotes responsible pet ownership and provides assistance to the community to reduce pet overpopulation.
The idea of PAWS came about through a small group of people volunteering at the Tulsa Animal Shelter who love the work they do at the shelter but also see a need to be able to do more. Almost 14,000 pets come into the Tulsa Animal Shelter each year, and over 10,000 of those pets must be euthanized because there are not enough homes for them all. PAWS was formed with the purpose of focusing on addressing the pet overpopulation problem via a low cost spay and neuter clinic offered to the public. PAWS is also emphasizing humane treatment of animals with an education programs that targets school-age children within their classrooms. Finally PAWS continues to rescue and rehabilitate injured homeless animals.