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Welcome to Our page! Here you can find more information about the work we do in Adams County IN. If you cant find what your looking for please message us and let us know how we can help you. Our email is or find us on Facebook

Helping The Community

                 Paws has been leading the way in Adams County educating people on the community cat population. There have been many studies done on the impact of TNR and given the opportunity Paws would like to provide more to our community, more resources and transport to Humane Fort Wayne, in Fort Wayne IN. for TNR.  It takes an entire community to see the impact of this program though. Without their involvement and help it will take a while to see a difference. COVID made a huge setback to our efforts on this. Many vets were closed and/or operating at a much smaller intake number for spay/ neuter.

Animal Rescue and Care

Reinforcing our Commitment

                  PAWS  has provided resources for lost pets in our community. We have a few sites on Facebook dedicated to help as well, Adams County Indiana Pet Connection and Adams County Indiana Lost Or Found Pets. Over the years Paws has been very active in searches of pets, so active we have purchased magnetic signs for our vehicles. These signs let people know we are on an active search in case we need to drive slow, looking around in different locations, knocking on doors etc. We have helped owners hang flyers and have put together teams to search locations in a broader area of town. With over 1000 page likes Adams County Indiana Lost Or Found Pets has reunited many Adams County animals with their owners. Within Jan. 27th to Feb. 23rd 2020 we had 3,900 engagements on this page. That’s one month alone!

One Step at a Time

                    Fosters homes are where our intake animals go while looking for owners. These homes are an essential part of what we do, without them we have nowhere for our intake animals to go. These homes/people provide a secure, loving, home until each animal is, crate trained, potty trained, and provided medical/daily care,spayed/nuetered and microchipped. Paws provides all financial burden for foster needs/care, food, litter (cats), all vetting, all medical…etc.  When animals are ready to be adopted they will be listed on Petfinder, our Facebook page, our website and other resources

We find beauty in the most incomprehensible places

and the otherwise homely faces

It is our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, pain, sadness and defeat

and find the true soul that lies within

We are the hope for the hopeless!

We...... Are RESCUE

          Board Members         
 Miranda  Mertz

Patty Daniels

Cathy Hedrick

Hannah Endorf

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Contact PAWS of Adams County, Indiana

P.O. Box 482 Decatur IN United States 46733

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