Who We Are
To improve the lives of unwanted and abandoned animals by providing a safe and humane shelter environment; promoting successful adoptions and pet owner education; and reducing the animal population of Dearborn County by sponsoring spay/neuter programs.
To ensure that 100% of adoptable animals are given an opportunity for a forever, loving home. Our long-term goal is to help reduce pet over-population in Dearborn County and to educate and assist the public on humane, responsible animal care.
PAWS was chartered as a non-profit organization in the state of Indiana in April 2001, and received tax exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS code in February 2002.
Known simply as PAWS, the Partners for Animal Welfare Society of Dearborn County is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats in our county.
The animal shelter, called “PAWS of Dearborn County Humane Center,” is owned and operated by PAWS It is located in Lawrenceburg on Charles A. Liddle Drive. Under its agreement with the county, PAWS is responsible for animal care, while the county remains responsible for animal control.
PAWS has been managed by a Board of Directors since inception. This Board oversees all policies for the Humane Center cooperatively with the center director to develop and maintain optimum health and well-being of the animals and promote high adoption rates.
Board of Directors
Robbin Pelfrey, President
Bobbie Hartman, Vice President
Pat Hawkins, Treasurer
Elizabeth Craig, Secretary
Brenda Wagel, Director
10 years old, Lab Mix, Male Neutered. Are you looking for someone that will stay by your side, listen to all your secrets or problems with no judgment? Not to mention trust you completely and give you unconditional love. Alfred is the perfect partner; he is just an overgrown baby. He likes other mild dogs that do not bark at him, as he is a little shy. Come meet this perfect boy. If Alfred could tell you one thing about himself, it would be …
1 years old, Domestic Short Hair Black and White, Female Spayed. Gig is a sweet girl that would do better in a quiet home. She is shy at first, but once she warms up, you will instantly fall in love with her. She gets along with other cat but would be better in a home with no dogs. If you think she would be a good fit for you, please come and meet her.
2 1/2 years old, Pit Shepherd Mix, Male Neutered. Georgie loves to run and play with his Kong toys. He knows commands and is great on a leash. He would do better in a home with no kids, since he forgets how big he is when starts to play. When in the house relaxing, be ready for this cuddle bug to join you. If you are interested in adopting Georgie, stop down at PAWS to meet him.