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.




Every hour, 23 dogs and cats are euthanised in shelters and pounds across Australia. As many people are aware, irresponsible breeding of cats and dogs contributes to this overpopulation problem. People who have companion animals are in an ideal position to help curb the tide of unwanted pets.

To this end, National Desexing Month aims to remind people to desex their animals before the summer breeding season.

Working with well over 200 vets, the National Desexing Network (NDN) has organised subsidies, discounts and special deals, that will make desexing a pet an affordable reality for many Australians, who may not have otherwise had the financial backing for the procedure.

When: July!
Where: Participating vet clinics all across Australia.
More info: To see a list of participating vet clinics, or to register your pet for low cost desexing, please visit the National Desexing Network homepage.


Animal news

Australian dairy industry rejects RSPCA welfare-friendly milk brand proposal

May 4th, 2015

The dairy industry has rejected advances from the RSPCA for an animal welfare approved milk brand. The welfare organisation approached the industry about developing a label for milk produced to welfare friendly standards. Noel Campbell, president of lobby group Australian Dairy Farmers, said members could not accept the idea because it would divide the industry. […]

Animal Justice MP Mark Pearson wants to ban battery hens

May 4th, 2015

The vets working to save the animals caught up in Nepal’s devastating earthquake

May 2nd, 2015

Now you can play with real cats online

April 24th, 2015

Greyhound live baiting: surge of adoptions in WA after scandal

April 9th, 2015

PAWS events

Fairbridge Music Festival

March 21st, 2015

An annual family-friendly celebration of folk and world music in a traffic-free, self-contained rural village with something for everyone. Almost 100 acts will entertain you on this amazing magical escape from our everyday lives. Don’t miss out on WA’s best kept secret that has been a firm favourite for over 20 years all just 5 […]

Future Music 2015

February 7th, 2015

Good Life under 18’s Music Festival 2015

February 7th, 2015

Southbound 2015

November 20th, 2014

Conscious Living Expo

September 20th, 2014



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