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In response to concerns
that have been raised as a result of the Pet Adoption
Welfare Society Financial Contribution Service
Establishment advertisements, PAWS offers the following
facts for your consideration.
Click here to read Quick facts for the Creston Valley
The Creston Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS)
is a registered charity established in 1996. We
are a volunteer based organization committed to finding
safe, loving, forever homes for abused, abandoned, stray
and unwanted animals in the Creston Valley.
PAWS serves an area of approximately 3500 square miles in the
southeast corner of British Columbia. In 2010, our goal to
establish Claudia's Place, a full service animal shelter facility,
PAWS is a no-kill rescue organization. We DO NOT kill
animals for space, or because they are injured, or ill, or have
behavior problems, or have physical disabilities, or because they
have been in our care 'too long.' Only if an animal's injury
or illness is, in the opinion of both our veterinarian and our board
of directors, beyond help and the animal is suffering, with no hope
of quality of life, will such an animal be gently and humanely
PAWS volunteers take to heart our motto:
"Men have forgotten this truth........but you must not forget it.
You become responsible forever for what you have tamed."
('The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
PETS OF THE WEEK
Monday to Saturday; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays
The March Newsletter is now available.
We are an organization made up almost entirely of
volunteers. Our one paid employee is our on-site
caretaker, whose wages are offset by the rental of our
Caretaker Cottage. We are a private charity, exclusive
to the Creston Valley. We are not affiliated with or
funded by the BCSPCA, or by the Provincial or Municipal
Government. Our funding comes from donations,
fundraising and grants.
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