Who We Are
Helping PAWS Mission Statement:
Helping PAWS is dedicated to improving the lives of animals locally, and nationally; alleviating their suffering and elevating their status in society through the rescue and rehabilitation of animals in need and through the education of their community on responsible pet ownership and animal welfare, advocating the value of all animal life, in hopes to end the neglect and abuse of all animals and to end the devastating pet overpopulation through spay and neuter advocacy.
Helping PAWS Vision Statement:
Helping PAWS dedicates its work to end pet overpopulation and the resulting euthanization of healthy, adoptable pets due to limited space and funds of our local, and national animal welfare organizations as well as working to end abuse and neglect of all animals resulting from lack of information and education of the community, all the while advocating the value of all animal life.
Syd Banch, Founder
Looking for a dog to raise in 1998, a relative told me to rescue a dog. I was not sure what that really meant, but I said ok. With no internet, I started calling vets asking if we had rescues in our area as I was looking for a Golden Retriever. After a few calls, I was given the information to Rescue – Club Pet Adoption. I went out to look at dogs and they did not have one, but said they would call if one came in. In a week or two they called and I went back. It was love at first site. There was Toby a beautiful Golden Retriever and that was all it took. After seeing the dogs in the shelter and talking to the owner, my heart melted knowing there were so many dogs that people did not want. From that day forward, the start of fund raising and doing events to educate people on the over population of animals in the area and help raise money to build a shelter for the dogs began.
Helping PAWS has multiple rescues who they continue to support that run their organizations for the needs of the animals, and not on a political campaign. Helping PAWS also tries to help when there are special cases where transportation is needed to move the animals, extra vet cost or a special needs animal. In most cases WE don’t pick, they pick US.
Helping PAWS runs online auctions on Facebook, they make and sell blankets and jewelry, and online fundraisers, such as youcaring.com, (when people donate for a specific animal or rescue in need).