PAWS (Powell Animal Welfare Society) is an all-volunteer, all foster-based dog rescue serving the Columbus, Ohio area. Our volunteers rescue, provide veterinary care and find loving homes for abused, neglected and/or stray dogs from high-kill shelters in Ohio and neighboring states.
PAWS strives to eliminate the needless killing of homeless animals, one dog, one adopter at a time. We are in need of more loving foster homes for homeless dogs that are rescued from death row. PAWS can only save a dog if we have a foster home to care for it since we have NO kennel. Each foster home provides shelter and care, while PAWS provides food, veterinary care (including spay/neuter) and all necessary supplies such as crates, bowls, leashes, collars, etc.
In 2012, PAWS is making plans to extend its impact to include prevention of unwanted litters through education and planning spay and neuter clinics in the Columbus, Ohio area. PAWS volunteers also educate adopters and the public whenever possible about the best ways to interact with pets to prevent or correct unwanted behaviors.