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
4 1/2 years old, Shepherd Mix, Female Spayed. Hoku is a true cuddlier all the way. She is looking for someone to go on walks with and curl up on the couch. Hoku isn’t needy by any means but she sure does love just being with someone whenever possible. She likes her stuffed animal toys and takes good care of them. Meet and greets are required for any possible fur siblings because she can be a little picky. Hoku is a medium energy dog, the best of both worlds. She will love to lounge around with you or go have an adventure for the day.
1 years old, DSH Brown Tabby, Male Neutered. Sakura loves to give attention. He is shy at first, but once he warms up to you he just wants to be around you. He loves sunbathing on a soft bed. He enjoys when you scratch behind his ears and by his tail. He gets along with other cats. He enjoys playing with his cat toys. If this handsome man sounds like the cat for you, stop down and meet him.