PAWS - Preservation of Animal Welfare and Safety, Inc.

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This website was last updated on August 2008. ************************************


PAWS, Preservation of Animal Welfare and Safety, Inc., is a regional, no-kill, animal-rescue group, established in 1979, dedicated to saving lives and preventing suffering by implementing the no-kill philosophy through aggressive spay/neuter programs for owned and unowned animals; by rescuing, fostering, and seeking permanent homes for endangered dogs and cats; and by raising awareness of the plight of homeless animals. We seek a time when there are no homeless animals, when every companion animal can be guaranteed a loving place to live. PAWS is an all-volunteer, 501c3 (not for profit) organization that receives no government funding and relies on donations from people who care, people like you.


PAWS is in need of dedicated people to help foster cats in their houses until volunteers can find permanent, loving homes for them. We do not have a facility to house our animals, so we rely solely on the generosity of individuals willing to open their homes on a temporary basis to our feline friends.

Other PAWS Volunteer Opportunities include: PETsMART Adoption Center (morning pet care specialists and evening/weekend adoption coordinators), Garage Sales, Fundraising, Bake Sales, Trap-Neuter-Return, Foster Homes, Spay-Neuter Education, Mother's Day Tea, Holiday Cookie Dough Fundraiser and more! Contact us for more info to join our fun and compassionate group. We need you!

To find out more information on volunteering, please contact PAWS by e-mailing


Here is a list of items that we need on a regular basis for foster homes: food, towels, paper towels, sheets, blankets, toys, food/water dishes, litter and litter boxes. Please email us to arrange for pick up or delivery of items. Thank you!

COME SEE US AT PETsMART... In Lancaster, you can find us at this location:

PETsMART, Red Rose Commons, 1700 Fruitville Pike. MON-FRI, 6-8pm; SAT/SUN, 12-3pm. (other hours by appointment)

Volunteers are needed! Please e-mail


Grateful Dog Walk - sponsored by CPAA be a part of great day benefitting homeless animals, Sunday, September 28th, for more info Woofstock

Save the Date - Saturday, October 18, PAWS Masquerade Ball, Antique Auto Museum

NOTE: All proceeds benefit PAWS programs to help homeless animals.

View more PAWS' activities throughout Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties: Events

To stay current on what is happening, e-mail to request the "PAWS e-Newsletter," which will be delivered to your inbox.


Monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated. Your kindness will support those animals awaiting a home and assist in our goal of no more homeless animals. Our contact information can be found at the bottom of this page. Thank you for your time and consideration in making a difference!


Alley Cat Allies is the national nonprofit clearinghouse for information on feral and stray cats. For more than a decade Alley Cat Allies has advocated Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) - the most humane and effective method to reduce feral cat populations. Learn more about this organization and National Feral Cat Day, October 16, 2006.

The Animal Rescue Site - click daily to fund food for animals and help out more by shopping in their online store.

Best Friends Animal Society is working with you -- and with humane groups all across the country -- to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets.

Book: What Is Animal Cruelty? And What Can You Do About It? Coloring Book. Enlist kids in the fight against cruelty with this 24-page booklet from the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education.

Book: One Incredible Dog! An Early Reader Series that honors dogs that do incredible things for people every day! Written by author Chris Williams and illustrated by Judith Friedman, the One Incredible Dog! series takes readers along for a day in the life of a working dog and the people whose lives are touched by the kindness and skills of these working dogs. Keene Publishing has opened their Internet sales of this book series in an effort to raise $100,000 for United Against Puppy Mills. To help, please go to the website below, order and write "UAPM" in the special instruction box.

Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance (CPAA) and its member organizations are working hard to create a no-kill community in central Pennsylvania.

Defend Our Pets is committed to the health and safety of our pets.

Dogs Deserve Better is a nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our 'best friend' into the home and family.

Food: Pet Food Recall List . A look at recalled pet food brands: More than 100 name brands were sold at major retailers.

Food: FDA: Pet food tainting might be intentional. Plastics chemical can make feed appear more protein-rich.

Found and Lost Pets was launched in February 2007. This website particularly targets US pet owners who have found or lost a pet. People who found or lost a pet can post a classified (with/without picture) on this website free of charge. is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up! To help us, enter PAWS of PA as the charity you want to support. You can also shop at this site and help us too!

Health: Pet Cancer Awareness. Cancer is the #1 disease-related cause of death for our dogs and cats... a fact that's known by only 20% of pet parents.

The Humane League of Lancaster County is a private, nonprofit organization. This shelter is funded by their members, who support the organization with their annual membership fees, by donors, sponsors, and fundraising events.

Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS is the nation's largest animal protection organization with more than seven million members and constituents. You Shop, We Win! Help your favorite cause, PAWS of PA, for free. A portion of each online purchase is donated to your favorite cause! Select "PAWS of PA" and help today.

K9 Club is part of Elizabethtown College. We are dog owners and/or enthusiasts whose goals are to increase awareness of current issues that impact the owners' of pets, raise money for non-profit organizations such as the Seeing-Eye dogs and the animal shelters of Lancaster Country, and volunteer time helping out animals.

The PSPCA's (Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) mission is to prevent cruelty to animals and to alleviate suffering where it exists. This will be accomplished through: Humane education in schools and institutions, Public relations, Law enforcement, Influencing legislation, The operation of clinics and shelters, Facilitating and encouraging the adoption of unwanted animals, Fostering, and Encouraging spaying and neutering.

Pet Connection is a great resource for pet information, plus they have an informative blog section on their site.

The Pet Rescue is providing unique nationwide support for lost and found pets with the help of a network of shelters, animal control agencies, rescue groups and veterinarians. Our goal is for families of lost pets to contact us first.

Pet Sitters. ~ ANIMAL NANNY PET SITTING, INC., phone: 717-664-4355, website: ~ JESSICA WARNER, dog walking/pet sitting (Lititz & Manheim Twp. only), phone: 717-203-2584. ~ MAGGIE RINEER, cat sitting in your own home, email:, phone: 717-394-1200. ~ MY PAL PET SITTING, dog walking/pet sitting, phone: 717-399-9648.

Petition: ITíS NOT COOL TO BE CRUEL! To: Americaís major sports leagues. Help BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY reach a goal of 20,000 signatures against dog fighting.

Petition: Oppose the Killing of Cats: Show your support in stopping the killing of feral cats. Goal is 40,000 signatures.

Petition: Save the Lives of Cats and Dogs: Support Non-Surgical Sterilization: sign this petition. Goal is 30,000 signatures.

Puppy Mills: The truth about puppy mills.

Spay and Neuter Your Cats! Important video message shared in a creative way!

Take Action: Purina Weight Circle Collection Saves Lives. PAWS has joined the Purina ProClub Program. This program offers PAWS the opportunity to redeem weight circles from bags/boxes of participating Purina brands for "Purina Points," which can be redeemed for various rewards, including checks for veterinary services. The easy guide to vegetarian eating in Pennsylvania. If you live in Pennsylvania or are just visiting, browse through this website and let your mouth water. We hope youíll find useful and your dining experiences delightful. Itís never been easier to savor vegan cuisine in Pennsylvania!


Hear our humble prayer, for our
animals, especially for animals who
are suffering; for any that are
hunted or lost or deserted or
frightened or hungry; for all that
must be put to sleep. We entreat for
them all Thy mercy and pity, and
for those who deal with them, we ask
a heart of compassion and gentle
hands and kindly words. Make us be
true friends to animals and so to
share the blessings of the merciful.

~ Albert Schweitzer ~


P.O. Box 855
Camp Hill, PA 17001

Phone: 717-957-8122

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