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feature   The Virginia Partnership for Animal Welfare and Support (VA PAWS) was formed in 1998 and serves the New River Valley including the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and the city of Radford. VA PAWS believes the problems faced by many companion animals in today’s world – overpopulation, neglect, abandonment, abuse and euthanasia – can only be permanently resolved by addressing their causes. Most of the suffering can be traced back to irresponsible breeding, irresponsible ownership and inadequate animal welfare legislation and enforcement. VA PAWS seeks to ease this suffering and work towards its elimination through five goals:
  1. Education, Public Outreach, and Spay/Neuter Services
  2. Support and Encouragement of Other Groups
  3. Promotion of Policies and Efforts Incorporating Animals into Daily Life
  4. Improvement of Animal Legislation at Local and State Levels
  5. Rescue, Placement, and Referral



What's Happening
GIVING TUESDAY
An antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Tuesday! Dec 2, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, CAPS is promoting a challenge to help puppy mill puppies recover from health issues resulting from severe neglect. Donations may be made online... Read More
11/19/2014


Website Under Construction
A major update to our websit... Read More
11/14/2014


FERAL CAT TARGETED TNRM
Our Targeted Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage program began several weeks ago. VAPAWS is focusing on one targeted area at a time, as resources and finances allow. All cats are s/n, given vaccinations, tested for disease, treated for parasites then released to the same area after a full week of monitored care. Food, water and shelter provided year round by caring, local residents. To date, VAPAWS has trapped six feral cats. Four cats have been treated and re-released. The fifth regretfully escaped from our grasp. The sixth, a female in heat, tested positive for FIV. A fortunate turn of events allowed... Read More
11/14/2014


Gift Wrapping Fundraiser
This holiday season, VAPAWS will be gift wrapping at Barnes & Noble's Christiansburg location. Volunteers needed on Saturday Dec 6th, Dec 13t and Dec 20th; on Sunday Dec 14th and 21st.... Read More
11/12/2014


NEW LIST SERVE ACTIVE!!!
VAPAWSCommunityForum@yahoogroups.com is now our official contact center ... Read More
10/10/2014


Therapy Dogs Make the Rounds
Stella and Rainbow Sky,... Read More
8/14/2014