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P.A.A.W.S. No-Kill Animal Rescue



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Every Saturday of Every Month
Petsmart, Burkhardt Rd. Evansville, IN 11am-4pm

Occasional Sundays from 11am - 4pm
Petsmart , Burkhardt Rd. Evansville, IN



What is P.A.A.W.S. ?
P.A.A.W.S. "Proving Animals Are Worth Saving" is a local non-profit (501) (c3); no-kill animal rescue organization staffed by volunteers. We are a grass-roots organization that has been providing a safety net for homeless and injured animals in our community since 1999. To date we have found homes for over 2,000 animals.

Where is P.A.A.W.S. ?
P.A.A.W.S. is incorporated in Southern Indiana. Our private foster homes are located in Evansville and Newburgh Indiana.

P.A.A.W.S. Mission Statement
We are an organization dedicated to health and welfare of all animals. We are committed to educating the public on the proper care of animals and to show that no-kill animal control practices are possible as an alternative to traditional animal shelter practices.

P.A.A.W.S. Goals
To allow homeless animals into our foster care system regardless of age, breed, or ease of placement. To offer rescue services to injured animals. To pursue all reasonable options to avoid euthanasia. To help reduce animal overpopulation by requiring all animals under our care to undergo the spay /neuter process. To educate the public on the overpopulation of domestic animals, no-kill options, and pet owner responsibilities.

Adopting a friend

As a no-kill animal rescue we will keep the animals in foster care indefinitely. We are located in Evansville and Newburgh, Indiana. Please mapquest before you inquire about adopting from us. We DO NOT ship or transport our animals. ALL of our animals are INSIDE ONLY pets with outside play and potty time. We DO NOT adopt to outside homes.

Adoption fees are $125 for dogs. Small breeds, Puppies and Purebred adoption fees may be higher $125-$200. Please see individual animal bios for adoption fees, $75 for cats/kittens, Purebred cat/kitten adoption fees may be higher.

This fee covers the charge of spaying or neutering the animal, vaccinations, testing cats for FELV/FIV or dogs for heartworm., deworming, flea treatment, misc vetting needed. All animals are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. We now microchip all dogs/puppies, cats/kittens.

All animals are current on their vaccinations at time of adoption. All cats or kittens over 8 weeks of age are tested for FELV/FIV. In the case of a mother cat and her kittens, usually the mother cat will just be tested. Dogs over 6 months of age are tested for heartworms.

P.A.A.W.S. uses a foster care network to care for animals until they are adopted. ALL ANIMALS ARE IN PRIVATE FOSTER HOMES. We attempt to socialize and train the animals to become good pets. We are a safety net for the injured, abandoned, and unwanted animals in the tri-state area.

We are in desperate need of responsible foster families to foster dogs and puppies. We can only take in as many animals as we can foster. There are so many abused and neglected animals out there and we need to save as many as we can. If you feel you have enough love and enough room for just one foster, that is one more life we can save. We work on donations only and need a lot of help from our community.

If you feel you cannot foster, but would like to help, we are in need of many items.

If you would like to donate any of the following items, please call 812-490-1039.

Cash/Gift Cards (your donation is tax-deductible)

Kitten Formula (KMR)

Blankets/Baby Blankets/Dog and Cat beds

Newspapers ( No ads please! )


Cat litter/litter boxes

Adult and puppy food

Cat and kitten food

Feeding and water dishes

Animal shampoo/brushes


Frontline, Revolution, Advantage, Advantix, Interceptor, or Heart Guard

Toys, Treats

All of the animals that we rescue go to a local veterinarian. They give us a great discount but we depend on our local community for cash donations to pay these bills. Every dollar you donate is tax deductible and goes directly to each animal. Every little bit helps, we appreciate all of your help!

P.A.A.W.S. No-Kill Animal Rescue
"Proving Animals Are Worth Saving"

P.O. Box 115
Newburgh, IN 47629

Phone: 812-490-1039



Available Animals

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