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feature   The Virginia Partnership for Animal Welfare and Support (VA PAWS) was formed in 1998 and serves the New River Valley including the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and the city of Radford. VA PAWS believes the problems faced by many companion animals in today’s world – overpopulation, neglect, abandonment, abuse and euthanasia – can only be permanently resolved by addressing their causes. Most of the suffering can be traced back to irresponsible breeding, irresponsible ownership and inadequate animal welfare legislation and enforcement. VA PAWS seeks to ease this suffering and work towards its elimination through five goals:
  1. Education, Public Outreach, and Spay/Neuter Services
  2. Support and Encouragement of Other Groups
  3. Promotion of Policies and Efforts Incorporating Animals into Daily Life
  4. Improvement of Animal Legislation at Local and State Levels
  5. Rescue, Placement, and Referral



What's Happening
FERAL CAT TTNR
Our Targeted Trap-Neuter-Return program began several weeks ago. VAPAWS is focusing on one targeted area at a time, as resources and finances allow. All cats are s/n, given vaccinations, tested for disease, treated for parasites then released to the same area after a full week of monitored care. ... Read More
10/21/2014


Winterfrost Farm Fall Festival
Fall festival full of fun, games, horses, livestock and outdoor activities to help raise money for local horse rescue. Trail rides, pony rides, hay rides, games , facepainting, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, etc!! October 25 & 26 and November 1 and 2. Saturdays 10 to 5, Sundays 1 to 5. Free admission and parking. 100 High Meadows Parkway, Radford, Va 24141 ... Read More
10/20/2014


NEW LIST SERVE ACTIVE!!!
VAPAWSCommunityForum@yahoogroups.com is now our official contact center ... Read More
10/10/2014


Therapy Dogs Make the Rounds
Stella and Rainbow Sky,... Read More
8/14/2014


Website Under Construction
A major update to our websit... Read More
8/14/2014