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 15 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.