Penny's Promise

Music Trivia

Sat April 27 
$15- 8 per table

Rummage Sale 

Saturday April 20th -
Call PAW Shelter to make a donation -
Details to Come

6th Run for Their Lives 

5k Run / Walk
Memorial Day Saturday May 25 at 9 am
​Registration available at PAWS
Penny's Promise is a fund created in honor of Penny and the thousands of puppy mill dogs just like her.

Penny came to us as a 10 + year old commercial breeder with severe cataracts, a ruptured ear drum and severe diabetes.. ALL of which could have been EASILY prevented with proper care.  At P.A.W. Penny had her first chance to experience really love, proper care and even grass for the very first time. Our promise is to honor Penny by continuing to give all commercial breeder dogs in our care a chance at love, grass and the life they deserve. 

Penny's Promise will go to help all commercial breeder dogs in our care with major medical issues and life enrichment care.

For those who would like to help donate to Penny's Fund, please click on the button below
Take a  walk and support your favorite shelter by grabbing these mobile apps:  ResQwalk | WoofTrax

Sponsorship Programs
Calendar of events
List of needs
We have both individual and corporate sponsorship programs
P.A.W. has several reoccurig monthly events as well as special events throughout the year. Check here to see whats coming up.
People are always asking what we need.
Wish List
Protectors of Animal Welfare (PAW) is a 501c3 non-profit  No-Kill organization located in Fort Madison, IA. ​We run entirely on donations, memorials, fundraisers and small grants. Without your generous giving and continuous support, this shelter would not be here. Thank you in advance from all of us who work so hard to find "forever homes" for our four legged friends.

Your donations will go for new fencing in all our dog kennels throughout the facility, helping us complete a more efficient medical room, paying for medical expenses/veterinary care, finish updating with new electrical throughout the building, new dog houses, our jungle gyms for each cat room, as well as every day supplies and those unexpected every day pop ups.
We pride ourselves in doing our best to find the perfect companion not only for you, but also the perfect forever family for our animals.

Please understand that an animal in a shelter/rescue has already been given up at least once. While all of our animals are thoroughly evaluated, they are all different and will have their own quirks and issues. You must beprepared and committed to the animal and dealing with its issues. This shelter's intention is to place these animals in forever homes. 
Microchipping allows you to provide your pet with a lifetime ID number. An ISO-compliant microchip contains a unique and unalterable identification number that is recognized in most countries around the world.
Microchipping is a reliable, permanent, one time service that helps give you peace of mind for your pet's lifetime, but it is nearly useless if the microchipped pet is not registered in a database such as PetLink. The microchip only contains an identification number; without accurate registration associated with the microchip number, a lost, microchipped animal that is scanned might not be returned to its owner.
A pet is for Life

"Those who teach the most about humanity aren't always humans. "

                                                                                               Donald L. Hicks

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