Who We Are:


The mission of Paws And Claws Society, Inc is:

  • To promote the general welfare and natural conservation, protection and preservation of all species of animals
  • To promote the development of programs and services that advance a philosophy of prevention not destruction
  • To raise funds for the benefit of all species of animals
  • To provide funding for the initiation and implementation of an animal adoption program
  • To provide financial assistance for a spay/neuter program for animals
  • To provide funding to initiate and carry out education programs in matters involving care and treatment of pets and other animals
  • To provide funding to initiate and carry out a volunteer program to disseminate general information regarding animals by means of training courses, newsletters, books, bulletins and other media activities
  • To work to prevent cruelty to all animals
  • To work in cooperation with governmental and non-governmental agencies for the humane treatment of animals
  • To devise methods to curb animal pet thefts and
  • To provide such other services related to fostering the humane treatment of all animals as are, in the opinion of the corporation, needed from time to time

Featured Pet Looking For Love:

Click below to view the profile of the Featured Pet. To see other available pets, click “Find a Pet” on the Petfinder page, enter your location, and choose what type of pet you are looking for.

Rescued Pets Who Have Found Love:

Read stories and see pictures of our furry angels who have found their Forever Homes!

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A Message From The President:

Every day, we give thanks for the wonderful veterinarians who give their time and talents on behalf of our homeless animals. They may not reap great financial benefits here on earth, but they are sure to receive the most wonderful rewards in heaven when they again meet all the grateful furry angels they have saved.


Our Roots Run Deep and Long

While leaders of many organizations concentrate on marketing the organization to raise money & pay themselves big salaries, PACS concentrates on developing & implementing programs to save the lives of animals. Our volunteers have been in the trenches and on the forefront for many, many years. Saving lives of animals is always Mission One at Paws and Claws Society and we do it for the love of animals. We pay no salaries. Knowing that our programs have saved thousands of animals is our only and best reward. (Click for more)


Paws and Claws Society (PACS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation legally registered with the State and Federal governments.

Paws and Claws Society financial records are audited every year by an independent Certified Public Accountant.

Paws and Claws Society is legally registered, lawfully operated, and run entirely by volunteers.

What’s New:

What Not to Miss:

Letters From The HeartSee “Letters From The Heart”, written with love by pet owners and like-minded animal organizations who share their touching stories of thanks.

PACS-in-CMCCape May County Reached No-Kill Status in 2010! The hard work and dedication of all the animal advocates in Cape May County has paid off for the animals! Paws and Claws Society contributions to this achievement are many.

What Is An Ethical Charity?

Tips Before Donating Your Hard-Earned Dollars

Dirty Little Secret Hurts Animals

Charities Deceive Donors

AK-17Have you seen the moving “Animal Kingdom” presentation by Larisa Cadiz?

30 Cats and Dogs are killed every day in New Jersey

PET ABANDONMENT HURTS. Read “How Could You”, written through the eyes of the abandoned pet, and “Whatever Happened to Hope”, a true story about how the kids are affected.

Why do people give up their pets? Read the Top 10 Reasons for Cat/Dog Relinquishment

Grant applications now being accepted by Paws and Claws to fund no-kill programs and services.

Donate a Thundershirt!

We wish to thank our kind friends who have donated Thundershirts to Paws and Claws Society!


Facts and Figures:

From State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Animal Welfare (Refresh page to see more)


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