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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

Turbo

2 years old, Terrier Mix, Male Neutered. Do you like to explore and go to parks? Then Turbo is the dog for you. He would be great at agility courses. Running and jumping are his favorite things to do when outside. Turbo is a dog that once you earn his trust, he will be your best friend for life. If you are interested in adopting this energetic boy, please fill out an application.

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Bessie

2 years old, Pit Bull, Female Spayed. Bessie would love to be your best friend. She would do better in a house with adults or a family with older kids. She loves playing with her basketball and Kong toy in the yard. She will beg for belly rubs and attention. Bessie is housetrained and knows how to sit and give paw. We recommend Bessie having a fenced in backyard. If you think she would be a good fit for you, please come and meet her.

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Georgie

2 1/2 years old, Pit Shepherd Mix, Male Neutered. Georgie loves to run and play with his Kong toys. He knows commands and is great on a leash. He would do better in a home with no kids, since he forgets how big he is when starts to play. When in the house relaxing, be ready for this cuddle bug to join you.  If you are interested in adopting Georgie, stop down at PAWS to meet him.

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