Fort Madison Protectors of Animal Welfare (P.A.W.)

Fort Madison Protectors of Animal Welfare (P.A.W.) Welcome to P.A.W. (Protectors of Animal Welfare) Animal Shelter. We are a 501c3 NO-KILL pet adoption center located in the very tip of Southeast Iowa. Our shelter has been operating for over 15 years, adopting out approximately 400-500 pets per year and house approximately 150 pets at any given time. P.A.W. Animal Shelter receives no City funding and operates strictly on private donations, fundraisers, memorials, grants, and as beneficiaries in wills and/or life insurance policies. All animals from our shelter are spay/neutered before adoption. They receive worming, monthly flea treatments, vaccines and booster shots when due. All incoming dogs receive rabies shots, are heartworm tested and put on monthly heartworm medication. All potential adopters are required to fill out our adoption application. You will be asked to answer questions about the petís new environment, your past history in regard to other pets you currently have or pets you have had in the past. We do request vet information, two personal references and a possible home visit. We do contact your references, as well as your current vet as to the care you give your current/past pets. If you rent your home/apartment, we do require your Landlord information. A phone call will be made to verify their permission in your adoption of this pet. P.A.W. Animal Shelter reserves the right to deny any adoption for any reason.. P.A.W. Pet Shelter is located at 2031 48th Street, Fort Madison, IA 52627 - Arriving in Fort Madison on Highway 61, from the West, turn right at "Shopko" on 48th Street, we are located on the right hand side near the end of the road. If you are arriving from the East end of Fort Madison on Hwy 61, turn left at the stop lights at 48th Street. (Shopko) Look closely and you will see our sign on the corner (under 'SCOTTS" Manufacturing Co. sign). If coming in on the Bypass take the #18 exit. P.A.W. Animal Shelter is open to the public 7 days a week, Monday through Sunday 1pm - 4 pm. Please call ahead on Holidays or if you may be running late to be sure we have staff available. If you're in the area, please feel free to come during visitors hours for a visit - our "KIDS" would love to meet you! You may contact us at (319)372-2274 or (319) 470-3291 to set up an appointment, or inquire about any of our amazing pets.Please leave a detailed message if there is no answer and someone will return your call as soon as possible. Or you may send us an email to: We look forward to introducing you to a wonderful lifetime companion.

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Protectors of Animal Welfare (P.A.W.)
2031 48th Street
P.O. Box 181
Fort Madison, IA 52627
Phone: 319-372-2274

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