Welcome to PAWS!

We are a registered charity with a no-kill policy dedicated to helping homeless, abused and abandoned animals.  We have been doing so since 1972.

Please take the time to tour our website to learn more about us.  You can also meet our residents for adoption, read about some of our ‘Happy Tails’ and find out how you can help animals in need.

Nathan Winograd, Film screening Redemption: The No
Kill Revolution

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The People's Institute for No Kill is super charged and so very honoured to present the Canadian debut screening of Nathan's film "Redemption", the No Kill revolution that is sweeping North America.

Click here for the full details

CAT OF THE MONTH - January 2016


Introducing ... COTTONTAIL
Cottontail is a beautiful cat who is approximately 4-5 years young. She has an awesome personality, is chatty and very affectionate. She was rescued from certain death at a high-kill shelter and she remains in our care - in part - because she has tested positive for feline leukemia (PAWS currently has 2 cats in our shelter with feline leukemia - the other is also a black cat named Shyboy).

To the best of our knowledge, PAWS is the only animal rescue organization in Ontario who knowingly accepts cats with FeLuk ... (we began testing all of our rescued cats in 2000 for feline aids and feline leukemia) and we also wish to share that the tests for this 'disease' are not always accurate so PLEASE do not euthanize your cat if he/she tests positive. Our experience suggests that cats with feline leukemia can live normal lives, this is not an illness that can be transmitted to humans and let's face it - these cats are just as deserving of life as any other.

If you or someone you know would consider adopting this sweet, spayed, healthy female kitty - please drop us a line today (1-416-520-7995 / kim@pawscanada.org). Perhaps she and Shyboy could be adopted as a pair? That would be a dream come true for PAWS Volunteers.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and for networking in an effort to find Cottontail and Shyboy their loving, furever homes.

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"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way."

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.