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 created 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.



Animal news


June 13th, 2014

PERTH’S prolonged warm weather is extending this year’s kitten season with litters being born into early winter, putting additional pressure on a local cat shelter. Cat Haven spokeswoman Chandra Woodley said a litter of kittens was born at the shelter just two weeks ago, a very rare occurrence because the breeding season usually ends in [...]

Deborah Hayes, William John Warmdean fined, five year animal ban for severe dog neglect

June 13th, 2014

Migration of 30,000 humpback whales begins off WA’s Kimberley coast

June 13th, 2014

Adding GST to fresh food is a recipe for poor health

May 27th, 2014

Australian Capital Territory to ban factory farming

March 25th, 2014

PAWS events

Fairbridge Festival 2014

March 5th, 2014

  Join PAWS this year at Fairbridge for a meal from our NEW catering van with a bigger and better menu. Fairbridge Festival is Western Australia’s most popular family camping festival. This friendly celebration of folk, roots, blues, acoustic, Celtic, a capella and world music takes place annually in April, in the traffic-free, self-contained bushland [...]


February 5th, 2014


January 5th, 2014

Southbound 2014

December 12th, 2013

City of Wanneroo Presents: Lisa Mitchell and Josh Pyke

October 7th, 2013




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People & Animal Welfare Society Inc
120 Beaufort Street Perth WA 6000
Phone: +61 8 9228 2435
Fax: +61 8 9228 2835
Email: paws.admin [at]
Postal: PO Box 8449, Perth BC 6849

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