PAWS of Adams County, IN

A P.O. Box 482, Decatur, IN 46733 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats.

Cathy Hedrick

Pets at PAWS of Adams County, IN

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Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair

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Areas PAWS of Adams County, IN Serves

Adams County Indiana

PAWS of Adams County, IN's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

First thing people must do is fill out an adoption application.

2. Interview

Those applications go to our application specialist and once approved a board member call the applicant for a complete phone interview.

3. Meet the Pet

Once approved a meet-and-greet is set up with the animal and the adoptee.

4. Sign Adoption Contract

If everything goes well with the meet and greet we will sign the adoption contract and collect adoption fees.

Our adoption process can take up to two weeks depending on if we can get ahold of everyone's references and veterinarian. We do very thorough applications because we want the best for every animal that comes to our rescue.

About PAWS of Adams County, IN

PAWS Of Adams County is a 501c3 Non for profit organization. We are an all-volunteer group.

We are trying to save funds for a building along with saving and helping animals in our community on a daily basis.

A list of our programs include but are not limited to:

-Foster Care program- all of the animals that we intake go into our foster care program where they are spayed/ neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped before being adopted into good homes. Some pets require more vetting attention for their specific needs.
-TNR assistance for Community cats that includes trapping and transporting to HOPE for Animals. TNR stands for “Trap Neuter Release” or “Trap Neuter Return”
-Relocation of TNR’d cats when possible. Ex: trailer park on highway 27.
-Community Cat winter cat shelters
-Compassion foster (when possible)
-Lost/ Found Animal searches and redemptions
-Pet food to Families in need.
-Trapping of stray animals.
-Transport to HOPE for residents that cannot make the commute (when possible)
-Animal Control
-Public education
-Angel fund- dire pet care needs that we do not advertise.
-Volunteer program- We have many uses and needs for volunteers. Fostering. Generating donations. Fundraisers. Trapping. Transport. Walking foster dogs. And help with all of the programs listed above.

The majority of these programs do not bring in funding, and some even cost us financially.
In 2019 our expenses were- $38,783.36
In 2019 our income was - 41,910.97

For 2020 our expenses have been- $33,896.32
For 2020 our income has been- 32,261.05

(This information was gathered earlier this month to present to the County Commissioner’s)
These numbers do not include some of our fosters who have been so kind and generous to donate supplies and/ or vetting on their own and the amount of gas money that we use on our vehicles.

If you look at these numbers you will notice 2 things.
1. We are growing (we are busier than ever without being able to publicly fundraise due to Covid 19)
2. There is not a lot of money to put aside and save for a building.

We are currently actively talking with the County Commisioners and working on talking to Mayors of each city in our county and City Counsel’s.

Come Meet PAWS of Adams County, IN's Pets

PAWS of Adams County, IN's Adopted Pets

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