Welcome to PAWS-Patas - Animal Rescue in Spain
PAWS is located in the Mojácar-Los Gallardos area of Almeria province, in south-east Spain. It was formally registered as a charity in 1996, and is an International Associate of the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (UK).
PAWS mission is:
- To help reduce the number of stray and abandoned animals in the area by sheltering them, and trying to find them permanent homes.
- To reduce dog and cat overpopulation through neutering.
- To increase public awareness with regard to these and other animal welfare issues.
We undertake never to put down any animal which has a chance of surviving to lead a viable life. We remain resolutely a NO KILL shelter.
Apart from the part-time shelter managers on minimum wage, PAWS is entirely run by volunteers. Less than 1% of our necessary funding is from a statutory source - we depend entirely on voluntary subscriptions/donations for the rest. We know we can’t remove the problem. But with your help – wherever you are - we can relieve a lot of unnecessary suffering. Thank You.
Please visit the different areas of our website: the Rescue Shelter, our Shop, the adoption database with pictures and profiles of all the dogs and cats who need proper homes and people to look after them, and all the different ways that you can get involved with PAWS - whether by joining, volunteering, adopting an animal or helping to participate in fundraising events. These are all available through the links above.
See latest updates on our news and events pages -
click here for news ..... click here for events
The New Dutch PAWS website
PAWS now has a new website in Dutch www.pawsnederland.org to reflect the increasing and continuing work of our many Dutch supporters over the past 14 years. It will be overseen by PAWS permanent representative in the Nederlands, but under the direction of the main PAWS committee of which she is a member. You can contact the Dutch team direct at email@example.com
Christmas Fair Raffle prizes - a list of the winners is available here
If anyone wants to see for themselves the extent or the efficiency of our efforts, they are welcome to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org, make an appointment and have a tour of the shelter - or to discuss any other part of the PAWS operation.. We have nothing to hide.
An Animal Protection Society is not just "a good cause." It is not just a desirable thing on ideological, humanitarian grounds. It is an environmental necessity in the societies in which we live. Packs of dogs running wild on the streets and tribes of feral cats - all of them continuing to breed if unsupervised - are a menace in any community.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
— Mahatma Gandhi
X Animals of the Month
Veccio (Italian for old) came into the shelter with that name already. It said on the accompanying note that he had been left on the streets over a year ago and needs help. The vet thinks he is at least '500' years old, which means it is hard to tell his exact age. This super friendly little chap is only 26 cm high, weighs 4.5 kg. and has a "snaggletooth."
He walks well on the lead, is clean in the house, gets on well with dogs and cats and prefers to be with you and on your lap if possible. He just loves to be held and cuddled or snuggle up to you while you watch television. He is a real companion dog that we hope to find a home for quickly. Shelter life is not his 'cup a tea'.
If you would like to adopt Veccio please go to our shelter page here.
DORA was abandoned at the shelter with her sibling. Our caravan volunteers kindly captured the frightened pair and housed them overnight. Unfortunately the following morning during feeding her sibling escaped and we are hoping for her return.
Dora is a very friendly, pretty little girl. She loves to play and have a fuss made of her. She is a small cat with unusual colourings.
If you would like to adopt Dora or any PAWS cat email email@example.com or call Diane on 950 617 643 or Sam on 627 835 109
To adopt any PAWS dog, click here - to adopt a PAWS cat, click here
Daisy spent 10 weeks with PAWS as a shelter volunteer in 2006. This is her tribute to the PAWS dog Ani - now re-named Fay - which she adopted in March 2013.
You can see the video of Aragorn, the first dog Daisy adopted from PAWS in 2006 - click here
Copyright © 2013 PAWS-PATAS, Mojácar, Almería, Spain
PAWS-PATAS is a registered charity in Spain - No. 1928
Aptdo. 627 | Mojácar | Almería | Spain, 04638
Phone: (+34) 678 490 217 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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