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Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary (PAWS)

Poquoson, VA

Our Mission

Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary, Inc. is dedicated to the rescue and placement of abandoned, abused, and neglected cats in and around Poquoson, VA. Our vision for these animals is a safe place that will provide them with food, shelter, medical care, rehabilitation, adoption opportunities, and most importantly, love.

Spay/neuter is a priority to control the overpopulation of these animals in our community.

Adoption Policy

To adopt a P.A.W.S. kitty, please call (757) 868-1379, leave your name and number, and tell us you are interested in adopting. We will contact you and discuss our adoptable cats / kittens and how to proceed to set up a meet and greet at the foster home where you and your family members can have plenty of time to visit.
If the meeting goes well, we do a reference check based off of the information on your adoption application form and will contact you shortly about our decision. If you have any questions, please call/ text our adoption coordinator Elaine at (757) 618-0420.

Our kitties have been spayed or neutered, FeLV/FIV tested, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed and have flea control, and they are fixed at two pounds/eight weeks at No More Chasin’ Tails in Denbigh. They thrive in foster homes with much love and special attention to their health and socialization needs.

You may wish to print and fill out an adoption form to bring to your visit. Kittens can be met in foster homes and “pre-adopted” with an approved application and a paid adoption fee. Families can keep in touch with their pre-adopted kittens through the foster. Kittens can go to their furever homes after their spay/ neuter surgery.

We are so happy you are considering adopting a rescue kitty from P.A.W.S.! We believe adoption of a pet is for life and want all family members in agreement with this lifetime decision. We enjoy keeping in touch with our furever families and sharing their pics!

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