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Found - Poline/Cedar area









Mission Statement

Portneuf Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (PAWS) is committed to the rescue, fostering and rehabilitation of all animals victimized by abuse, negligence or injury. In order to exercise a total no-kill philosophy, PAWS mission is to restore the health and dignity of all living creatures and to provide each individual a safe, secure future and ultimately to encourage through education, the promotion of low-cost pet spay and neuter programs preventing the birth of unwanted and neglected animals.

The Portneuf Animal Welfare Society, established in 2004, has been administering animal rescue services across Bannock, Bingham and Power counties for over 9 years. Whether providing food, shelter, or medical care for abandoned and neglected cats and dogs, rescuing livestock from abusive owners, or helping to limit the profusion of feral colonies, the several volunteers of PAWS dedicate their collective time and energy to promote the health, safety and welfare of the areas large and small animals in need.

PAWS is a non-profit organization depending entirely upon donations raised through private contributions and an annual yard sale of donated items. Pet food costs alone exceed $500/month with an additional $3,000/month in veterinary expenditures, pharmaceuticals and boarding.

Low cost Spaying/Neutering

Portneuf Animal Welfare Society is continuing to sell low cost S/N certificates every Saturday 1 to 2 p.m. at Petco 4335 Yellowstone Ave, Chubbuck. in cooperation with the Animal Health Clinic of Blackfoot.

Mary is LOST

Please help us find Mary. She slipped her collar and left Saturday night. She is Aussie/Border Collie cross, brown & white, long hair with a docked tail, has gold eyes with a white spot in one. She is very sweet and a good cattle dog. We just want her home. No questions will be asked. Reward offered. Please callĀ 208-221-3845 orĀ 208-339-4183 with any information.


Zoey is a special needs kitty. She needs a loving home. Please help. Contact PAWS at 339-4183


"I lost my mini Daschund on saturday 7/12 and searched for her for days, I was starting to lose hope when I received a call from a volunteer worker today. Thanks to PAWS she was located and returned to me! Thanks so much for all the help to locate my little doggie!"
- Elizabeth Brod

"The people from PAWS were very nice and helpful to me when my cat went missing. They posted an alert on their website right away, told me everyone to notify, sent people to my neighborhood to look for her, and even texted me regularly to see how I was doing. They are the ones that told me to wait until late in the middle of the night to go looking for her, which is how I found her. These are good people doing good work! If you have the extra time or money, please send it their way. They have more than earned it!"

"I am happy to inform you that we found Tikka! She was clear down on South 2nd. She was well appears none the worse for wear. Thank you for your help and support!" - Jolene

Celebrating Women - Jo Lynn Anderson

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Use a Fred Meyer rewards card and you can help PAWS earn donations through their Non Profit Rewards Program

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to their non profit rewards program.
Go to www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards
Create an account and find PAWS Non Profit under Portneuf Animal Welfare Society or our Fred's # 92663. You still earn your reward points, fuel points, and rebates same as you do today. Don't have a reward's card? Go to the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
Thank you for your support!

Portneuf Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (PAWS) needs Dog Runs, Kennel Fencing, Portable Sheds, Large and small animal cages and any usable portable outdoor structure. Please call 339-0258 or 339-4183.


As cute and irresisable as these playful companions are,there remain literally hundreds of unneutered feral and domestic cats and dogs in our area alone and those numbers are continually on the rise.PAWS volunteers have taken great pleasure in fostering and placing young kittens, cats and dogs but the reality remains, for every one successfully placed adoption, countless others languish in hopeless despair.Starvation, disease and exposure are cruel bedfellows.Please patronize our shelters and animal welfare organizations by adopting locally and by having your pet spayed or neutered. Enrich your life. Call to adopt a pet today.