PAWS better known as Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society is a non profit 501(c)(3), no-kill animal organization located in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.
PAWS goals are to provide the local area with a humane facility in order to care for unwanted, abused and abandoned animals until such animals can be placed in suitable adoptive homes. To impress upon all members of the community the fact that the adoption of a companion animal represents a ten to fifteen year commitment; animals are not disposable commodities. Our goal at PAWS is to educate members of the community in what constitutes responsible pet ownership, emphasizing the benefits of the spaying/neutering of animals and providing information in pet care, training and maintenance.
Pets, as living and feeling entities, represent a facet of our society for which its citizens are totally responsible. A community showing compassion and responsibility for its animals represents a society which extends these attributes to all of its members. Our animal shelter is dedicated to the humane and loving treatment of stray and homeless animals. We are a non-profit organization operating on donations from caring individuals, businesses, friends, adoptions and fundraisers. We use donations to pay for dog food, cat food, and special diets for kittens, puppies, and sick animals, surgery, vet care, immunizations, worming and medicines. We ensure the animals we adopt out are healthy and protected against diseases.
A complete record is kept of lost or found animals. Every effort is made to match up an owner to animal for lifetime companionship in a forever home.
Donna Schexnayder - President/Event Co-ordinator
Tammy Gagliano - Vice President/Secretary & Volunteer Coordinator
Laura Hutchinson - Co-Treasurer
Robin Pannagl - Co-Treasurer
Denise Manger - Shelter Manager