PAWS services during COVID-19: Clinic visits for sick pets, vaccinations, and spay/neuter available by appointment (curbside service). Walk-in clinics remain suspended. We continue to rescue animals! Adoptions and foster by appointment only. Donations to the Emergency Fund for PAWS help ensure we can keep doing our lifesaving work despite the current crisis.
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PAWS is the city's largest rescue partner.

We are working to make Philadelphia a place where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. We do so through rescue, foster care, adoption, and preventing pet homelessness in the first place by offering low-cost spay/neuter and basic vet care.

Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics

Keeping pets and families together through low-cost basic veterinary services. Our clinics in Grays Ferry and the Northeast serve tens of thousands of pets every year whose caretakers may not afford care elsewhere.

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Free TNR Clinic

Attention trappers! FREE TNR Clinic (Trap-Neuter-Release) for outdoor, feral cats on Saturday, March 27 at PAWS. Generously sponsored by The Peanut Fund. This Walk-In Clinic is first come, first serve to the first 100 cats! Cats MUST be in traps (this event is not for owned/pet cats). FREE spay/neuter includes: FVRCP and Rabies vaccines, flea […]

March 27, 2021
PAWS Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic: 2900 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia PA

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2020: Thousands of bright spots during a dark year

  In a year when so much was threatened and nearly everything was a struggle, the pets in our lives — those who have families and those still waiting for love — effortlessly inspired us. They brought us even closer together to fight for them, and taught us yet again how much we can overcome — […]
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Cheese: new mouth, new life!

As one of PAWS’ earliest Tooth Fairy Fund beneficiaries, Cheese has had a longer journey than most. Abandoned outside of our Grays Ferry clinic just before the pandemic hit, this sensitive guy came to us with a severely infected mouth and a badly injured leg that was too damaged to save. He was in so […]
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Shirley: a new start for an old soul

Every pet deserves comfort and love in their golden years. Shirley was low on both when we rescued her, but that soon changed thanks to PAWS’ supporters and one incredibly caring family! Found outside in freezing temperatures, this gentle senior was almost completely blind and suffering from severe untreated dental disease. She’d clearly had a […]
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32,374 animals saved to date

We take in rescues from the city shelter almost daily with a focus on the most vulnerable: adult dogs, kittens, and cats recovering from illnesses. Once safe at PAWS, they receive everything they need to become ready for adoption, then are matched with loving homes.

132,678 volunteer hours served

PAWS’ dedicated and caring volunteers are essential in every aspect of our lifesaving efforts.

273,945 clinic patients served

Our low-cost Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics prevent pet homelessness and provide a needed resource in our community, enabling loving pet owners to care for and keep their dogs and cats as family.

105,739 spay/neuters performed

PAWS provides low-cost spay/neuter surgery for owned pets, rescues and community cats to prevent the birth of unwanted litters. Our efforts are working: since our clinics opened their doors, the number of homeless animals entering Philadelphia’s city shelter has declined year over year.

PAWS Partners

Our lifesaving work is possible with the meaningful support of business and community partners.

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Every year, PAWS helps more animals than the year before.

By constantly finding ways to rescue and adopt out more animals, and care for more of the neediest pets at our clinics, PAWS provides an ever-expanding safety net for the cats and dogs least likely to survive.
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