of Austin (P
rotection for A
ervices) is a non-profit animal rescue
organization established in Austin, Texas for the purpose of providing
refuge to stray and unwanted companion animals. PAWS breed expertise is
PAWS' mission is to prevent cruelty to all animals by promoting humane
standards through education and example, to provide care and shelter for
homeless animals, aid in the reduction of domestic animal
overpopulation, and aid in the enforcement of laws, including the
investigation of animal cruelty and abuse. Our main goal is to provide
the best possible care for the animals while in our custody and finding
them new permanent, loving homes. Our attempts to place homeless animals
into good homes help not only the animal but also provide a new owner
with a loving companion and possibly a memorable life experience.
PAWS concentrates on promoting public awareness regarding animal welfare
issues, pet health care, disaster preparedness, and most importantly,
the necessity of spaying and neutering. We visit local schools,
churches, and civic organizations in an effort to educate the public
about what they can do to help the nationwide epidemic of pet
PAWS also takes a role in rescue operations during a national disasters.
We are a member of Central Texas VOAD (Voluntary Organization Active in
Disaster) and we work with other national organizations, such as
American Humane, HSUS (Humane Society of the US), UAN (United Animal
Nations) and EARS (Emergency Animal Rescue Services).
PAWS relies on public help and support. Funds received through
adoptions, grants and individual donations are used to support our
rescue operations and it allows us to continue the work we do - SAVING
PAWS of Austin would like to continue to provide quality care for the
many homeless pets that are brought to us, as well as continue to
increase the public awareness regarding animal welfare issues and help
in prevention of animal cruelty.
We believe that whether you are a supplier, veterinarian, a business,
corporation or an individual, there is a positive role we can all play
in assisting adoptable animals in need. At this time, our most urgent
need is funding for veterinary care for dogs who have been abused and
neglected. We take these dogs to the vet and provide them with proper
veterinary care. Many are in need of surgeries and extensive treatments.
It would be greatly appreciated if you decide to support any of our
programs and help us care for these animals. Thank you for your help and