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Promoting Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

Monetary Donation | Article by: Cindy Cherry

A successful haul when it comes to a Trap/Neuter/Release Program.

P.A.W.S. (Promoting Animal Welfare Society) is a CRA registered charity helping animals and wildlife in their community of Georgina, Ontario. Their mission is to advocate, educate and network for the adoption of homeless and sheltered animals, and promote responsible pet ownership. They go into schools and teach kids about animal safety and how to be good pet parents. They also administer a community spay/neuter rebate program for Georgina residents—and provide public education and assistance for sick or injured local wildlife.


Their sub-committee (Georgina Feral Cat Committee) has been in operation for the last three years (2017+).  They have spayed/neutered approximately 700 free roaming cats through a TNR (trap, neuter, return) program to reduce the overpopulation of feral cats in the Georgina area. They have also adopted out approximately 200 of those cats into loving homes, taking them off the streets. It is this initiative that when P.A.W.S. applied for a grant the money was going to support this TNR program.  This Foundation always finds it amazing how rescue groups seem to take the brunt, and when we say “brunt”, we mean financial responsibility in controlling the feral cat problem via TNR programs.  One finds that the municipalities are quick to impound the Ferals, and deem them unadoptable which most aren’t and eliminate them (kill), but not as fast to institute a TNR program. We wonder why that is?

A product of feral cat colonies.

An all too familiar picture in our cities.

The value of fostering.  Not many people would want to adopt a pet in this condition.  That is why foster people are so special. Please read our take on Fostering at:

Could those eyes tell the story of feral cats and the life they live?