Through your generosity, we are able to place animals in loving homes. Even the smallest donation helps!
Our volunteers are dedicated and hard-working people who have a passion for animals and making a difference.
We know you've always wanted a dog or cat, and now's the time friends! We are here to help you get ready for your new family member. Adopting an animal is, after all, one of the most gratifying things you can do.
Placing healthy animals with responsible and caring individuals is one of our most important goals.
HELP US SAVE MORE LIVES!!!
Things have been so difficult for us this year at PAWS. We have seen an influx of animals needing our help, decreased donations, overcrowded shelters, and being short-staffed. We are worried; we keep hoping things will start to get better and pray each day that it does. You may ask why this is happening. Why is PAWS struggling? Like most all shelters nationwide, we are seeing a new reality, a post-pandemic world: Economic challenges to families, a lack of affordable and pet-friendly housing, a national shortage of veterinarians, a decrease in spay/neuter during the pandemic, and a need for more accessible and affordable spay/neuter options, a desire for specific breeds, and a diminishing public capacity to help and home shelter animals are all taking a heartbreaking toll on the growing number of animals.
We are coming to terms with an untenable reality of the community relying on a singular shelter as the sole means of support for the growing number of animals at risk: so many animals needing our help, so few resources.
We realize we last sent out a newsletter quite a few months ago, and we have been swamped saving and caring for animals and doing so with very few staff. We have not had the time to sit down and do a newsletter, plus we are trying to tighten our belts and save money where we can. We do this by not printing newsletters as often and putting our resources into helping and saving the hurt, abandoned, and homeless animals.
Please help us by donating today.
The animals need us to find a way to keep saving them, to keep giving them a second chance and the forever home they all deserve.
Please help us save them!
In the 30+ years, P.A.W.S. has worked tirelessly to advocate for and protect animals who have been abused and neglected. Please help us fight against cruelty and homelessness and give animals a second
chance at life they deserve by making a tax-deductible donation.
Foster care is temporary care and shelter for one of our animals. This is one of the most needed volunteers!
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PAWS Animal Shelter
Physical Address: 57 Lemons Branch Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713
Mailing Address: PO Box 1814, Bryson City, NC 28713
828-488-0418 Winter Hours Mon, Wed. Friday & Sat. 12pm to 4pm
Mon-Wed 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.