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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
Learning Dog Conference
Check out detailed info at www.learningdog.us!!! A superb conference on communicating with canines. January conference sold... Read More
2/27/2015


Humane Lobby Day
For advocates of animal protection issues, one day event with bill briefing and training tips for lobbying!... Read More
1/22/2015


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


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


Website Under Construction
Our apologies but our donation button seems to be on the fritz! Please mail donations to VAPAWS at P O Box 172, Christiansburg, Va 24068.... Read More
1/15/0215