Partners for Animal Welfare Society, Inc.

Partners for Animal Welfare Society, Inc.


P.A.W.S. is an Indiana not-for-profit corporation doing business in Hancock County.  We are not affiliated with any national organization.  The Internal Revenue Service has recognized P.A.W.S. as a 501(c)(3) organization.  This means that donations made to P.A.W.S. are deductible as provided in sec. 107 of the Internal Revenue Code.  P.A.W.S. programs are funded completely from memberships, donations, grants and fundraising events. 


Mailing Address:  1547 N. State Street, Greenfield IN 46140
PAWS Office:  1224 W. Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140



To promote animal welfare in Hancock County through humane education and pet population control by:

  • Developing and providing humane education programs that teach kindness to and respect for all living things.
  • Helping animals housed in animal care shelters by promoting shelter adoptions and by providing improvements to shelter facilities, training for shelter staff and volunteers.
  • Promoting shelter and community-based  pet sterilization programs.


  Caring for the Animals & Our Community

  • We believe all life has value and that animals have an inherent right to live free of cruelty. Their unconditional love and nonjudgmental companionship enhances the human condition.
  • Education is the cornerstone of all we do. We will teach that all life is connected and that animals are entitled to humane treatment, protection and welfare.
  • Animals cannot speak for themselves, therefore we must. We will promote animal advocacy within the rules of politeness, decency and the law.
  • We will maintain a reputation of credibility and trust through uncompromising compassion and professionalism.
  • We will practice sound business principles; stable and controlled growth, ongoing planning, continual evaluation and quality control processes.

1224 W Main St •  Greenfield, IN 46140  •  pawshancock1 [ at ]