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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.

Bogie & Bacall
'A Romance for the Ages'

Bogie and Bacall are two of a family of cats abandoned and cast outdoors when their owner suddenly left town. Discovered by a family member who mercifully accepted the care of 5 young kittens and their nursing mother, PAWS was contacted to rescue the remaining brood and hopefully find a permanent residence for those left behind.
Weeks of feeding and gentle coaxing followed in hope of winning the confidence of the forsaken castaways. Bogie and Bacall were two of the more receptive juveniles and were trapped, neutered and relocated to a comfortable halfway house along with the remaining clan.
They currently enjoy the comfort of a spacious shelter and outdoor enclosure but lack the security and companionship of a loving family. These gentle natured felines have become closely bonded by their adversity and would be a perfect fit for a welcoming family with children or someone who simply appreciates a gentle evening purr.

Two of the rescued cats during their recuperation fell madly in love and spend most their time wrapped in each others arms. They are a joy to watch and do seek affection from their caretakers as well.
Search your hearts to see if you are the lucky family who will share in their love and gratitude. Adopt Today.


"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

Celebrating Women - Jo Lynn Anderson

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Monthly PAWS Online Benefit Auction - Ending September 24 at 1pm

Help support PAWS and get some great items doing so. Many items can be bid on and proceeds will be given to PAWS. Auto Body Tools, Leatherwork Tools, Reloading/Fishing/Hunting Equipment, Revereware, Pampered Chef, Tara Temptations, Tupperware, Crafts, Toys & Games, WWII Military, Art, Pottery, New & Vintage Kitchenware, Collectibles and much more available. BID NOW!

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.

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.



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.