Established 1972

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Our Featured Cat

Buddy Buddy II

Buddy II is approximately 1 year of age and, as you can see, he is a beautiful boy! He is healthy, neutered, de-wormed, vaccinated and ready and rarin' to go to his new home. Although he can be slightly shy with new people Buddy is very trusting once he gets to know you and he gets along famously with other kitties. To learn more about Buddy II email or call 416-520-7995. Visit our web site at

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Who We Are

Paws offers a safe haven for pets who have been abandoned or abused. Some reside at our shelter, while others are placed in one of our temporary foster homes. They are cared for by animal lovers who are aware of the trauma most of these pets have endured, until a permanent loving home can be found for them. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIST OF ANIMALS IN OUR CARE CHANGES FROM DAY TO DAY. IF THE PET YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DOES NOT APPEAR HEREIN, WE RECOMMEND CONTACTING US DIRECTLY AT or 416-520-7995. You can also visit our website at for more information about our group. Thank you for your interest!

Paws is a registered charity established in 1972 by a group of people whose intention was to better the lives of as many homeless, abused and abandoned animals as possible. Their dedication and that of all the volunteers who followed, have created a safe haven for a great number of abused and neglected pets over the years. Our Board of Directors and volunteers are committed to improving the lives of stray, abandoned and unwanted companion animals. PAWS is managed exclusively by volunteers and we enforce a STRICT NO-KILL POLICY.

PAWS volunteers are an integral part of our organization, and new volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in helping, please give us a call!

Our Mission

Paws observes a strict No-Kill policy. Our goal is to care for and protect homeless, abused and abandoned pets by promoting spay/neutering; reducing the overall pet population, and by placing rescued pets in carefully selected adoptive homes, where they will be loved and appreciated.

PAWS insists upon, and offers in writing, a commitment to welcome back at any time, any pet adopted from our organization. We do not want these pets ending up in pounds where they could be euthanized or used for research purposes.

How You Can Help

PAWS does not receive government grants of any kind, and relies solely on the financial and emotional support of compassionate, animal loving people.

Here are some suggestions for pet lovers who wish to assist PAWS in their quest to lessen the suffering of homeless animals:

All donations are tax deductible!

2300 Lawrence Avenue East
Box 73039
Toronto, ON M1P 2R2
Phone: (416) 520-7995



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