Paws Humane Society

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Paws Humane Society is the largest companion animal welfare organization in the region. Paws’ mission is to enrich the lives of both animals and people as a solution-based community resource for animal welfare by providing high-volume and high quality spay/neuter, rescue and adoption services, volunteer opportunities, outreach and education. The vision of Paws is to be the regional leader for animal welfare in adoption, spay/neuter, outreach and education to ultimately create a No-Kill Community. 

Founded in 2009, Paws has been saving the lives of animals in need for over 10 years. Although Paws has only been in existence for a decade, its roots date back to 1969 when Colonel Syd Sacerdote established the first animal shelter in Muscogee County called the Muscogee County Humane Society. Then, in 1999, a group of animal welfare advocates who were dedicated to helping save even more animals created and started PAWS Columbus. By the year 2009, these two groups decided to merge together to form Paws Humane Society as it is known today. 

Funded in 2020
How we help: 

A grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization will allow Paws Humane Society to provide medical, dental and preventative care to at least 25 senior dogs in Paws’ care to improve quality of life and ensure that these senior dogs find forever homes to live out their remaining years.