About us

Pioneer Humane Society / PAWS

Pioneer Humane Society is a 501 © non profit corporation, located in Pendleton, Oregon. It is a small organization of volunteers supported by memberships, donations, grants and fund raising events. We dispense information, foster lost and homeless animals and help find assistance for spays and neuters . Pioneer Humane Society is tax exempt, its main purpose is to prevent cruelty to animals and educate the public on the benefits of spaying and neutering.

Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter (PAWS) opened October 1, 2012!  There is still more fundraising and construction needed to bring the shelter to full capacity.  Shelter Office Hours and Animal Viewing Hours: 12-4pm Tuesday-Saturday; (closed to the public Sunday/Monday).

PAWS building
Our PAWS building

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Pioneer Humane Society, a non-profit 501(3)c organization, is to promote and provide humane treatment of animals through education and fostering/sheltering/adopting homeless animals.  Its programs and services are administered through PAWS (Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter).  PAWS serves the community by reducing pet population through spay/neuter programs and maintains a commitment not to euthanize healthy adoptable animals.

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Information about Pioneer Humane Society / PAWS, Pendleton, OR. It describes what PAWS (Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter) is about, including animal adoptions, animal fostering, volunteers, donations, what's happening, spay/neutering and membership.