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Powder is one of the 46 dogs brought in. Still looking for an adoptive home.

About Paws of Adams County and our Mission

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:  To better the lives of the homeless, abused, abandoned and neglected animals in our community, to the best of our ability and as resources permit, through fostering, vetting, socialization and adoption. To grow our TNR (trap, neuter, release) program for feral and community cats in order to help control the over-population problem. To help reunite lost or found animals with their families. To bring education and awareness to our community regarding responsible pet ownership, ways they can help protect these animals and things they can do to have a pro-active role in helping us carry out our mission.

WHO WE ARE:  PAWS of Adams County, IN is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  We are a dedicated ALL VOLUNTEER, FOSTER BASED pet rescue. Our hope is to someday secure land and a building to operate an animal shelter in the community where we can carry on our mission on a larger scale.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:  Since we do not receive any county, state or federal funding to operate our rescue, our lifeline to helping these animals comes solely from donations, fundraisers and our adoption fees.  It truly takes a village!  This is where you can help!      


FOSTER:  Open your heart and home to an animal while they await adoption. As a foster family, you provide the love and care, and PAWS covers the expense of food, supplies and vetting.  You play a huge roll in giving these animals a second chance at life!  Occasionally, we also get requests for a respite or compassion foster from someone needing to temporarily place their own animal in a foster home for unexpected reasons.

VOLUNTEER:  We have numerous volunteer opportunities!  Help with fundraisers and events. Grant writing. Transport animals to/from the vet or spay/neuter clinic. Set and check humane live traps for our TNR program.  Help search for lost animals. Offer to hold or contain a found animal while searching for its family.

DONATE:  Monetary donations can be mailed to: PAWS of Adams County - P.O. Box 482 - Decatur, IN  46733 or visit our website at www.pawsofadamscounty and click on the “donate” button.  We welcome donations of food, scoopable cat litter, bedding, towels, pet toys and supplies, gift cards, and professional services such as grooming, nail trimming, bathing and medical/legal/professional services. DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

ADOPT:  Consider adding a new member to your family! They can enrich your life and offer unconditional love!

OTHER WAYS TO HELP:  Visit us on Facebook: PAWS of Adams County Indiana,  Adams County Indiana Pet Connection and Adams County Indiana Lost or Found Pets. “Like” our pages and “Share” our posts!

CONTACT US:  Email us at:

 Private Message us through Facebook: PAWS of Adams County, Indiana

 By Mail: PAWS of Adams County, Indiana – P.O. Box 482 – Decatur, Indiana  46733



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