Our Mission and Values
PAWS seeks to provide the resources, education, and programs needed to improve animal welfare.
Reduce the number of unwanted animals through low-cost spay/neuter programs, educating and promoting public awareness for responsible pet ownership, providing behavioral training resources, and basic animal care information.
Maintain comprehensive adoption and foster programs to minimize the time animals spend in a shelter environment. This includes actively engaging with rescue organizations seeking to rehome shelter animals.
Seek to obtain financial support from individual and corporate entities to meet the needs of shelter and community animals, while also obtaining fees for services rendered. Manage grants and donations in accordance with the grant directives and intent of the donors.
Apply strong business practices to efficiently and effectively manage financial resources to support a safe shelter and to maximize the benefits for the community and shelter animals in our care.
Act as a public safety resource against animal threats to protect county residents and contracted municipalities. In the interest of public safety and the safety of other animals, effect animal removals when a threat is identified or for the safety of the removed animal, in accordance with local ordinances or state laws.
Enlist community support and commitment for the Society’s mission through ongoing public relations efforts, being responsive to calls for service, and demonstrating effective leadership within the Society’s daily operations.