City of Andrews, TX

PAWS (Protecting Animal(s) Welfare & Safety)

To partner with volunteers to provide and promote the humane treatment of animals through rescuing, sheltering, adoption, fostering, and education.

To protect animal welfare and safety in Andrews.

Due to the nature of working in the animal shelter, volunteers participating in the PAWS program will need to read and sign the Animal Shelter Volunteer Policy and submit to a criminal background check.  Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to fill out additional forms. 

Once cleared to participate in this program, volunteers may help in the following areas: 

  • Adoption events
  • Foster care—provide temporary homes for animals too young to be adopted
  • Adoption promoters/photographers
  • Dog exercisers and socializers
  • Kennel maintenance