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
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.
9 years old, Domestic Short Hair Calico, Female Spayed. If you are looking to adopt a cat to talk to, than Emma is your girl. She enjoys being brushed. She loves treats and playing with her toys. If you are interested in adopting this sweet girl, please give us a call to set up an appointment.
9 months old, Pit Mix, Male Neutered. Rudolph is full of energy and is ready to play and run all day long. He would do best in a house with older kids. He loves his nylabones with peanut butter. If you like exploring like he does, call to set up an appointment to meet him.