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Welcome to PAWS

PAWS Animal Rescue is a wholly Irish Charity (CHY12312) established in 1997. We are dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals, primarily dogs from high-kill pounds and owners who can no longer care for them.

By working with our committed employees, volunteers, local Veterinary surgeons and overseas adoption groups we are able to rescue hundreds of animals every year, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes.

We also serve as a resource to the public by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, microchipping and Veterinary care.

With approximately 90 dogs in our care at any one time we rely heavily on the generosity of the public to fund and continue our work.
Please help us to help those that cannot help themselves.

Latest News

The PAWS Charity Ball

2nd September 2015

Autumn has appeared, and with it, has come the month of one of our biggest charity events of the PAWS fundraising calendar, the PAWS Charity Ball. This is our first […]

PAWS 2016 Calendar is now available

27th August 2015

PAWS 2016 Calendar has now been launched. We feature REAL rescue dogs that have passed through our doors, with photographs taken by staff and volunteers.           […]

..and then an Angel came to PAWS

3rd August 2015

Last week, on the 23rd of July, PAWS Animal Rescue received a phone call from the local Carlow / Kilkenny dog warden.  A young, very pretty, but very scared lurcher […]

Lovely Lurchers and Stunning Sight-hounds, could a lurcher be the perfect dog for you?

23rd June 2015

I’ve been asked more times to explain what exactly a lurcher is in my two years as part of the PAWS team then anything else.  The best and most simple […]

Update on Shayla (Previous ‘Hardest to Home’ Appeal Dog)

22nd June 2015

  You all may have seen our previous appeals to find the perfect forever home for Shayla, one of our long-term shelter dogs.  With over a year spent in the […]