Membership

There is a place in Fort Walton Beach where the abandoned are protected, the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, and the injured are given care. It is your animal shelter, the Humane Society and Adoption Center at PAWS. PAWS is a nonprofit organization that needs your membership and support to continue its commitment to humane education and the prevention of cruelty to animals. 

Membership Benefits:
By becoming a member of PAWS, you will…

  • 10% discount on animal adoptions

  • $3.00 rabies vaccination for each of your pets

  • Voting privileges at our Annual Membership Meeting, per our bylaws

  • Pride of knowing that you have helped the animals and residents of Okaloosa County, and a sincere THANK YOU from every board & staff member, volunteer and all the animals of PAWS.

 

Offline Membership Sign Up:
Click here to download the Invitation to PAWS Membership. Complete the form and mail it to:

Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
752 Lovejoy Road NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549

 

Pay Membership ONLINE!
You can now submit your membership payment online using your credit card with Paypal.com, a secured server. Click on the “Buy Now” button beside the membership level desired. Once you have done so, you will then be prompted to complete your credit card transaction.

Single Membership - $25.00 per year:

Family Membership - $50.00 per year:

Business Membership - $100.00 per year:

PAWS 100:

This special association  known as the “PAWS 100” is made up of members who commit themselves to an annual event for PAWS.  PAWS 100 members are invited to an evening of entertainment, cocktails, and heavy hors d’oeuvres held for the purpose of enjoying mutual fellowship, raising money for the needs of the shelter and the animals in our care. This invitation only offer is an exclusive opportunity to participate in a unique & prestigious event for the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society. (There is a minimum contribution of $100)

If you are interested in becoming a PAWS 100 member, please contact Lorraine Whetstone, Fundraising, Events and Volunteer Coordinator: pawslorraine@gmail.com

Hours:

Shelter Hours: 

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday 

 

Adoption Hours: 

Meet and Adopt animals:

10 a.m. -  4 p.m., Monday - Saturday

 

Vet Clinic Hours: 

Surgery by appointment. Call (850) 243-1525 or email pawsspayneuterclinic@gmail.com 

Walk-in for other issues, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

 

ALL SERVICES/OFFICES currently closed on Sunday  

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For Humane Society/Animal Control (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.): Call (850) 243-1525  

For After-Hours Animal Emergencies (sick or injured, active abuse, foster medical concerns): Call (850) 685-6003 

Lost/Found Pets: Call (850) 243-1525 or email acoatpaws@gmail.com  

Our Address: 752 Lovejoy Road NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL  32548

Contributions to the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society are tax-deductible as allowable by law.  

PAWS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID #59-0815515 

Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Registration #CH5664 

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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