Thank you for visiting our online listing of adoptable cats and dogs.

CLAW animals are rescued from the three 'kill shelters' in Van Zandt County, Texas

and are very deserving of a great home. We hope you find the love of your life on this visit.

But if not, please add us to your favorites and check back as we update often.

Click Here To View Our Adoptable Pets

17th Annual CASI Chili Cookoff

Saturday, April 2nd 2016 ALL DAY!

This year the Annual Buffalo Girls "CASI" Chili Cook-Off Continues To Support CLAW

Old Mill Marketplace, 542 East Dallas St., Canton, TX 75103
Raffle Prizes!! Silent Auction!! Live Auction!!

Headliner - Wade Hayes
Mark Collie
Trent Willmon

Call 903-880-8036 for more details!

Click here for more details!

Who Are we? Volunteers Make it Happen Cost of Adoption Happy Tails
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Low Cost Spay/Neuter
Our Animals Donations CLAW Promotional Items

Who are we?
CLAW is a nonprofit organization powered by volunteers who are dedicated

to finding loving and safe homes for homeless and abandoned domestic animals.

We are classified by the IRS as a not-for-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3)organization

Our Mission

CLAW's mission is multi-faceted. First and foremost, it is to help domesticated animals find secure homes.

Additionally, CLAW works to educate the public on the importance of spaying/neutering,

responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals.

CLAW efforts are also focused on reducing the use of euthanasia in Van Zandt County

and to provide the public with information on how to report animal abuse.

Volunteers make it happen
CLAW volunteers share a love and compassion for animals and

a desire to improve animals' lives in Van Zandt County.

Our rescued animals are fostered in volunteers' homes until that time that a forever home is found.

While in fostering, CLAW animals receive the necessary veterinary services to get them

up to date on vaccinations, worming, spay/neuter, Heartworm testing and on Heartworm preventative.

There are untold advantages of fostering, but most importantly, fostering allows the animal to be in a loving,

nurturing environment that is safe and designed to ensure their continued healthy lifestyle.

Additionally, fostering allows our volunteers to work with the animals on their road

to becoming a good citizen for their future families.


To become a volunteer you should be interested in fulfilling the mission of the organization in Van Zandt County.

There is no fee to become a volunteer with CLAW. Any and all members of the public are welcome to attend
volunteer meetings and participate in adoption clinic events and fundraising events.

Please join us at our next meeting. See calendar below.

Our Animals

CLAW does not accept owner animal surrenders or pick up stray animals.
Members of the public are encouraged to surrender stray animals to nearby
city animal shelters in Canton, Grand Saline, or Van. By taking the stray or abandoned animal to an animal shelter,
you ensure the animal will not suffer from lack of food or neglect.

In addition, you protect the animal from uncaring members of the community who seek to harm the animal.
CLAW visits the Canton Animal Shelter and Grand Saline Animal Shelter
often to evaluate animals as to their physical and mental health.
If the animal qualifies for the CLAW foster program, it is removed from the animal shelter
and placed in a foster home until it can be adopted to a permanent home.

Cost of Adoption?
The adoption donation is listed on each individual dog or cat

This donation is tax deductible. Funds raised from adoption donations are primarily

dedicated to the veterinary care of our rescued animals.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter

The Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project performs spay/neuter
surgeries and vaccinations Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am till 6:00 pm.
The KCAAP van picks up scheduled surgery patients at the Canton Tractor Supply
at 7:00 am every 3rd Friday of the month
and will return the animal to the same location around 6:00 pm that day.
Transportation is $5.00 per animal. For multiple animals, add $3 per additional animal.

If you can transport your animal to the KCAAP clinic,
then you are not limited to the 3rd Friday surgery schedule.
KCAAP is located at 102 E. Trunk, Crandall, TX.

Dial KCAAP’s message line at 972-472-3500 to request a surgery appointment.
In your message, state the age & sex of the animal and a KCAAP volunteer will return your call.
The animal MUST have proof of rabies vaccination before surgery.

Friends of the Animals Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic in Gun Barrel City is open for spay/neuter surgeries every Tuesday by appointment only.

If trapping feral cats, trapping must be done only on Monday evening or Tuesday morning early. Bring the cats IN THE TRAP - do not transfer them to a carrier. No appointment is necessary for surgery for feral cats but there is a limit of 3 cats at any one time. Pricing for feral cats is $25 for surgery regardless of sex, $6 for rabies shot (required by state law) and $5 for flea pill (Capstar - required for every animal coming in for surgery).

The clinic is open for vaccinations, microchipping, heartworm testing, feline leukemia testing and other limited services every Tuesday from 10-2 with no appointment necessary. We are NOT a full service veterinary clinic.

Call 903-887-PETS (7387) for more information or to schedule an appointment for surgery.

Calendar of Events

Volunteer Meetings

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month

VZC Justice Center Mtg. Room (Sheriff's Dept), 6:30 p.m.


CLAW is able to operate because of generous donations and the pet adoption donations.

If you are interested in making a donation, please don't hesitate to email or call us.

Donations can also be mailed to

P.O. Box 862
Canton, TX 75103

CLAW Promotional Items

CLAW has several promotional items available for a small donation.

Koozies, Hats, Bumper Stickers, Picture Frames

Please email us if interested in making a donation to purchase.

Thank you for visiting CLAW.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

or call us, 903-880-8036.

We hope you find your true love while here.

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