Public Animal Welfare Society
PAWS philosophy is that kindness to animals helps build a better world for all of us. Through the generosity of other caring individuals, we can ensure that animals who come into the care of PAWS will never again be alone, hungry, sick, afraid, or in pain.
The Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) was founded in 1976.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization considered to be one of Ohio’s most reputable,
long-standing cat and dog humane rescue groups.
If you wish to make
a general donation...
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COLUMBUS– House Bill 274, known as ‘Goddard’s Law‘, passed the House Judiciary Committee
with a vote of 9-0 on Wednesday night.
The Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) was founded in 1976. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization considered to be one of Ohio’s most reputable long-standing cat and dog humane rescue groups.
Everything we do is out of love for the animals.
How you can help:
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Family Fun Day
Sat. May 31st
Amy Beichler, director of PAWS,
named Cleveland Volunteer Citizen of the Year:
Animals in the News
The 49-year-old Cleveland resident has headed PAWS for nine years. Founded in 1976, PAWS is a network of 45 foster homes that rescues more than 500 dogs and cats each year from the streets and government shelters.
"Amy literally sleeps with her cell phone," PAWS volunteer coordinator Carol Triefler wrote in her nomination letter. "She has crawled in the mud under a shed to rescue freezing puppies; tramped through filth and feces in a condemned house to rescue 200 Labrador retrievers; spearheaded an expedition to New Orleans to bring back 20 Katrina dogs and 12 cats; hand-fed countless abandoned litters of kittens; and nursed and prayed for far too many that died in her arms."
Petey is a lab, terrier, heinz 57 mix that was rescued in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood.
Petey is approximately 9 months old and has a fracture in his back right leg. PAWS Ohio took him to a specialist who immediately performed surgery on a fracture that required pins and plates. Thank you Dr Vogt for working so quickly to mend this boy!
The surgery was $2,400.00.