To provide care for homeless dogs and cats until they can be placed in permanent, responsible homes while promoting humane values in our community through outreach and educational programs.
A humane world for every animal.
We have contracts with the towns of:
We invite you to visit or, better yet, volunteer!
You just may find that walking a dog, petting cats or cleaning a room
will give you a sense of satisfaction and peace.
The animals would love to see you and so would we.
PAWS is a Fear Free Shelter
Fear Free was founded in 2016 with a mission to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets by inspiring and educating the people who care for them. By empowering our staff and volunteers to apply the broad concepts, strategies and techniques, we can reduce fear and frustration in the animals while they are in our care.
Learning how to better recognize the signs of fear, anxiety, stress and frustration and how to apply simple, practical means to prevent and decrease these stressors are crucial to creating a positive experience for the animals.
Shelly Butler, Executive Director
Meghan Austin, Shelter Director
Kathy Moretti, Director of Clinic Operations, LVT
Stephanie Smit, Director of Community Services
Jan Abendroth, Event Coordinator
Kathy Sigle, Admin. & Development Services Coordinator
Paula Horton, Volunteer Coordinator
Shelley Johnson, Bookkeeper
Animal Care Attendants
Jodie James, Veterinarian
Grace Simonson, Veterinarian
Kate Pierce, Veterinarian
Jessica Wadowski, Veterinary Technician
Karen Fulbeck, Veterinary technician
Sarah Englander, Medical Assistant
Board of Trustees
January Peavey, Board President
Michelle Davis, Vice President
Jean White, Treasurer
Lisa Brown, Secretary
Rieko "Ree" McCarthy