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.
P.A.W.S. 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 P.A.W.S., 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 “P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County Humane Center,” is owned and operated by P.A.W.S. It is located in Lawrenceburg on Charles A. Liddle Drive. Under its agreement with the county, P.A.W.S. is responsible for animal care, while the county remains responsible for animal control.
P.A.W.S. 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
5 years old, Pit Mix, female spayed, Ruby is looking for a quiet home due to her back legs, but that doesn't stop her from having fun outside running around. A house that is one level would work best for this sweet girl. She enjoys squeaky toys, playing in her little pool, and her favorite thing is butt scratches. Talking about the day is something she would love to do with her new family.
4 years old, Boxer Mix, female spayed, Dolly loves going outside to run and sunbathe. She would enjoy playing a game of tug of war with you. Cuddling is what she does best! She is full of energy and is looking for a family to match her energy level.
1 year old, Domestic Short Hair White with Brown Tabby, female spayed, Tiffany is a playful young cat that loves her mouse toys. She loves brushing up against your legs as you walk into the room. She enjoys when you scratch behind her ears. She is ready to find her furever home.