PAWS (People & Animal Welfare Society Inc) is a non-profit organisation promoting community welfare through Ahimsa (non-violence) and is largely staffed by volunteers.

PAWS People & Animal Welfare Society was formed in the year 2000 and incorporated in the year 2004. PAWS is essentially a community group attracting  members, supporters and volunteers who feel inspired by the goals and purposes of the society. PAWS represents the culture of non-violence and PAWS members try to exemplify this principle in their day to day lives. Anyone who comes in contact with PAWS has the opportunity to become more aware of the value animal welfare holds for human society and how a meat free diet is the best choice to alleviate animal suffering, help to protect the environment, and to bring goodness to people.

Autum and Easter Safety Tips for Pet Owners


Easter is just around the corner, Summer is ending and cold weather is just about here…

Please Protect Your Pets!

1. Keep pets indoors 

In the winter, remember to keep your dog or cat inside with you and your family. Dogs can be taken out for walks and exercise but kept inside the rest of the time. Don’t leave pets outdoors when the temperature drops. During walks, short-haired dogs may feel more comfortable wearing a sweater. Remember wind chill can threaten a pet’s life. Pets are sensitive to severe cold and are at risk for frostbite and hypothermia during extreme cold snaps. Exposed skin on noses, ears and paw pads can quickly freeze and pets will suffer permanent damage.

2. Take precautions if your pet spends a lot of time outside

A dog or cat is happiest and healthiest when kept indoors. If for some reason your dog is outdoors much of the day, he or she must be protected by a dry, draft-free shelter that is large enough to allow the dog to sit and lie down comfortably but small enough to hold in his/her body heat. The floor should be raised a few inches off the ground and covered with cedar shavings or straw. The doorway should be covered with waterproof burlap or heavy plastic.

3. Give your pets plenty of food and water

Pets who spend a lot of time outdoors need more food in the winter because keeping warm depletes energy. Routinely check your pet’s water dish to make certain the water is fres. Use plastic food and water bowls; when the temperature is low.

4. Be careful with cats, wildlife and cars

Warm engines in parked cars attract cats and small wildlife, who may crawl up under the hood. To avoid injuring any hidden animals, bang on your car’s hood to scare them away before starting your engine.

5. Avoid antifreeze poisoning

Antifreeze is a deadly poison, but it has a sweet taste that may attract animals.  Wipe up spills and keep antifreeze (and all household chemicals) out of reach.

7. Speak out if you see a pet left in the cold

If you encounter a pet left in the extreme cold, politely let the owner know you’re concerned. If they don’t respond well, document and video what you see and then contact the RSPCA.


Animal news

RSPCA issue Queensland man with hundreds of animal welfare charges over alleged puppy farm

March 22nd, 2017

The RPSCA has laid a record number of charges to the owner of an alleged puppy farm in southern Queensland where dogs were kept in “appalling conditions”. In January, 81 malnourished dogs and 10 cats were seized by police and RSPCA officials from the property at Glenarbon. RSPCA inspector Daniel Young said the owner, Haris […]

Tim Winton named patron of new animal trust

March 19th, 2017

Puppy Rescued From Well After 11 Days is Adopted by Firefighters Who Saved It

March 14th, 2017

Animal rights protest shuts down major Melbourne CBD intersection

March 11th, 2017

Animal cruelty case against sheep shearers has changed industry forever, peak body says

March 1st, 2017

PAWS events

PAWS supporting the Bayswater Community.

July 28th, 2016

  A MORLEY community group and Bayswater environmental group have teamed together to create a community garden. The Bayswater City Community Safety Watch and Garden Education Incorporated and Bayswater-based People and Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) have started work transforming the old Morley Kindergarten into a community garden. PAWS have enlisted Work for the Dole participants […]


May 25th, 2016

Southbound 2016

November 16th, 2015

Fairbridge Music Festival

March 21st, 2015

Good Life Under 18’s Music Festival 2015

February 7th, 2015



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