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.


OCTOBER 1 – 7 Be Kind to Animals Week


Now we all know that we should be kind to animals 365 days a year but what this week does is give us the opportunity to take time out of our busy lives and show the world we care.  Here’s how; upload the Be Kind To Animals Week logo as your Facebook profile picture for the week. This may be something like volunteering at your local animal shelter, highlighting an animal welfare issue that is important to you or helping out a neighbour in need. (Remember we humans are also a part of the animal kingdom!)  So no matter where you are and no matter what you do, there’s no excuse to not make a positive difference in the life of an animal. For more ideas about things to do and for information about the events happening this week please visit the Be Kind To Animals Week website.


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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People & Animal Welfare Society Inc
70 Railway Pde, Bayswater WA 6053
Email: paws.admin [at]

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