Minnesota Progressive Animal Welfare Society
MN PAWS supports our chosen shelters with funding for spay/neuter initiatives, and donations (food, vaccinations, bedding, cleaning, and supplies) to improve the conditions and quality of life for the sheltered animals.
MN PAWS seeks to increase public awareness of the companion animal overpopulation issue and provide solutions to reduce the euthanasia of adoptable animals. All our animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption, and receive initial vaccinations and other health care while in the foster program.
Minnesota Progressive Animal Welfare Society was formed by a group of dedicated volunteers who hope to raise awareness of the plight of rural shelter dogs in this country. Every day, healthy, adoptable animals find themselves in a shelter, with little chance of adoption. Many are euthanized due to a lack of space at the shelter, illness contracted while in the shelter, or a lack of community funds to support their housing. Our main goal is to pull adoptable dogs from these shelters, and place them into foster homes until appropriate forever homes can be found.
The founders of MN PAWS have worked in the veterinary field for many years. While we believe people should be financially stable before acquiring a pet, we understand that situations arise in families, preventing people from affording good veterinary care. As part of our future shelter design, we would like to be able to provide low-cost veterinary care to qualified residents of the Twin Cities.