About PAWS

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Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter (PAWS) / Pioneer Humane Society

Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter (PAWS) / Pioneer Humane Society

Non-Profit animal rescue operated mostly by volunteers located in Pendleton, Oregon.

It's been a PURR-fectly awesome week for cat and kitten adoptions! Congratulations to Timmy, Butterscotch, Lulu, Pickles, Martini, Sahara, and Butter, Butterball, and Butterfly who were all adopted together! We are so happy for all of these amazing kitties and their families! Let's find *EVERY* pet a loving home! #cats #kittens #adoptdontshop ... See MoreSee Less
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Walter is missing from 48035 St Andrews Rd in Mission, Oregon. Please keep him safe if you find him and call Melissa at (541) 993-9776 if you have seen him or have him. People are out looking for this very loved dog right now. Please share to help Walter get home 💔 ... See MoreSee Less
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A HAPPY UPDATE: Mary's Meow is taking in these babies tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who shared! --URGENT: We need bottle feeding fosters for 4 baby kittens who are approximately 3 weeks old. Please message us if you have experience with kittens this age and can help. Please share to help these kittens. ... See MoreSee Less
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A HAPPY UPDATE! This kitty has been reunited with her family!--Do you know this kitty? She is wearing a pink collar and is in the neighborhood above the McDonald's in Pendleton, Oregon. Please let us know if you know this kitty so we can get her returned to her home. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
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Edited to add: One of our Portland fosters will be taking these kittens, so we only need a foster from now to Sunday. Please help if you can!We have an immediate need for a foster for some 4-week old kittens. They can eat canned food mixed with kitten milk, but one of them is a little smaller and weaker and might need some syringe feeding. Please text Cindy at 541-429-5666 if you can help. Please share so we can help these kitties. ... See MoreSee Less
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Pioneer Humane Society / PAWS

We are YOUR Pendleton community animal shelter!

Pioneer Humane Society/Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter is a local, private, non-profit 501(c)3 animal shelter located in Pendleton, Oregon. Founded in 1975 by a group of compassionate citizens, we are dedicated to helping homeless, lost, and at-risk animals and pet owners in our town and surrounding areas.

Annual Animal Statistics 2019 
Dog intake 322
Cat intake 864
Lifesaving percentage
2019 99.9%

We do our work by operating a no-kill shelter facility for homeless animals; through education and outreach programs; encouraging and assisting with spay/neuter; helping low-income pet owners with our pet food assistance program, and much more.

We are supported by volunteers, community partners, donations, and grants. We have a contract to take in impounded stray dogs from the city of Pendleton, however this contract accounts for only a small amount of our budget. We are not affiliated with, nor receive any funding from, the Humane Society of the United States or any other national lobbying organization.

Please visit our Services and Programs and Frequently Asked Questions pages for more info on the work we do in our community, and Get Involved for how you can help.

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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