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PAWS, Inc. is an organic, grassroots organization with a 'boots on the ground' approach to assisting and enhancing animal well-being at the heart of the community, in the City of Rochester, New York. Tax ID 45-4876715


Mission Statement: To provide outreach, information sharing and assistance to pet owners and their pets within the city communities of Rochester, New York. Through various elements of the PAWS program, we believe, with a proactive and respectful approach, we can and will reduce local shelter and rescue intake, all while keeping pets safe and healthy at home.

Vision Statement: Through respectful, compassionate and non-judgmental approaches, the PAWS community outreach program will set the standard in positively transforming the state of animal welfare within the Rochester, NY community. Through proactive measures, PAWS will provide pet owners with the resources and means necessary to care and provide for their pets in a dignified manner. We strongly believe, through outreach in the home, information-sharing, and an approach like no other, our vision of rebuilding and establishing the value of a relationship between that of pets and their owners, and the community overall, will be achieved.