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Who We Are

PAWS Mission:

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.

PAWS Vision

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


BOARD MEMBERS
Robbin Pelfrey, President
Bobbie Hartman, Vice President
Pat Hawkins, Treasurer
Elizabeth Craig, Secretary
Amber Cole
Penny Schroder
Cindi Bunke
April Fritch

CENTER DIRECTOR
Brenda Wagel, Director

Featured Pets

Chip

3 years old, Boxer Mix,male neutered.  Chip is full of energy and is looking for a family to match his energy level.  He loves to curl up in a blanket with a Nylabone.  He would prefer to be your one and only.  A game of tug of war would be a fun game to play with him.  Chip is house trained and ready to find his furever family.

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Pearl

7 years old, Hound Mix, Female Spayed.  Pearl is a sweet lady that loves to cuddle with you. She loves treats and playing with her toys. Pearl would love a big yard to play with her family and friends. If you are interested in adopting this sweet girl, please give us a call to set up an appointment.

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Suzanne

5 years old, Pit Bull, Female Spayed. She is full of energy and loves to play. She would love to go on walks and explore the world with you. She would love a big backyard that she could show off her zoomies in. Cuddling up on the couch and watching TV would be a nice way to end the day. If you are interested in Suzanne, please fill out an application.

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