PAWS, People for Animal Welfare Society, is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our purpose is to promote the humane treatment and care of Greene County animals. 
We care for the animals at the Greene County Animal Shelter, which is a small shelter for lost and abandoned animals. We strive to find loving, permanent homes for these animals through our adoption program.  We also have a foster program for animals who need a little something extra that we may not be able to offer at the shelter, whereas a home environment might be the best fit for a short-term.
***There seems to be some confusion since we moved into the new facility that we would like to address. The new facility is owned by the City, however, the building we were in previously was also owned by the City. A new board has been formed to oversee the new facility, however, this is a separate board from the PAWS board with a different function. PAWS has not dissolved, we aren't going anywhere, and we will continue to do what we have done since 1991, which is put the animals first, care for them, do everything needed to get them ready for adoption and then place them in loving homes. The reason we have been able to do this for so long is the great support we receive from adopters and people who donate, and we are very grateful for that! We plan on forging ahead to help the animals and hope you will continue to support us!
FYI - as of March 1, 2023 - we are no longer accepting telephone calls via our voicemail system.  If you need to contact us, please contact via this site, "Like Us" on Facebook, or email us at pawsofgreenecounty@hotmail.com.  As always, we will get back to you within 24 hours.  Please remember, we are all voluneers and are doing the very best we can.  Thank you very much!
We are moved - finally!!  1700 Doreen Wilber Drive, Jefferson, IA 50129
Here is an outside picture on the top and on the bottom is a mural painted by Greene County HS Art class:) 

And here is Bix (formerly Maggie) - recently adopted by Chris.  We wish them many happy years together:) 
Below are some of our most recently adopted felines!  We've adopted 15 since January 1st - a HUGE feat:)
Adopt - don't shop!