Performing Animal Welfare Society

The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a place where abandoned or abused performing animals and victims of the exotic animal trade can live in peace and contentment. PAWS was founded in 1984 by Hollywood animal trainer and author, Pat Derby, and cofounder, Ed Stewart. Among our greatest concerns are the treatment of animals in traveling shows, animal acts, television and movies, as well as the problem of captive breeding, inadequate standards for captive wildlife and the exotic animal trade. PAWS is a founding member of The Association Of Sanctuaries (TAOS) which works to establish guidelines for the rescue, care and housing of all animals living in sanctuaries in the United States.

Address: P.O. Box 849
Galt, CA 95632