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There is a place in your community where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, and the abandoned are given care.  It’s your local humane society.

The PAWS Humane Society is devoted to helping provide comfort and care to the community’s unwanted animals.  Our goal is to help them find happy, healthy, and loving homes.  We can’t do this alone and rely on the support of people like you throughout the community.

It takes many people in many capacities to achieve our success.  Volunteers and supporters are the key.  Please give consideration to the giving of yourself to the animals in any of the following ways.


There are many ways you can get involved with the Humane Society in your community and show your support towards those who are dedicated to preventing neglect, abuse and cruelty towards unwanted or abandoned animals. There are far too many wonderful animals disregarded and cast out to fend for themselves every year to just sit back and watch it happen. Support isn’t limited to just donating money.  We’d like to list just a few other things you can do that we could think of. 


The Humane Society holds board meetings at the Charles City Hall with an open invite for anyone in the community to attend. You can find out when the next one is scheduled by checking our news and events.  We welcome you to come and provide some valuable feedback or sit in and listen to the discussions taking place, but most of all, come show your support by just attending.  If you have any advice or suggestions on how we can better serve the community and the animals within it - we’d love to hear your thoughts!


Do you have a talent for making delectable goodies that are the envy of your neighborhood?  Church or school orientated bake sales are a great way to generate a few extra dollars for the Humane Society while meeting and enjoying the company of members of your community.


Whether it’s a fund raiser sponsored by the Humane Society that you’d like to participate in or assist with, or private event whose proceeds could be donated, any effort you can put forth would be greatly appreciated!  Volunteering in a number of capacities is one of the easiest ways to help us out.  The animals really like it too! 


Until we, as a society, educate ourselves and others in the ways of responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of animals who cannot speak for themselves, pet overpopulation and abuse will always exist. Are you a teacher looking for a special project for your students? How about one on humane societies?

If you have any ideas or suggestions on helping the shelter, let us know!

You're Awesome! We'll be in touch for drop off!

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