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
3 years old, shepherd mix, Charlie is looking for his best friend that will love spending time with him going on walks or playing fetch. He is a cuddle bug that loves to give hugs. He has a blast playing with his rope toys. If you enjoy going on adventures, Charlie Brown is the dog for you.
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.
2 1/2 years old, Domestic Short Hair Grey Tabby, Mollie loves to greet you when walk into the room. This sweet lady is gentle and loves to brush up against your legs. She would love to have a home with a spot for her to sunbathe and look out the window. Mollie is ready to find her furever home.