Welcome to Street Paws, Inc.
Established in 2013
We are located in McDonough, GA.
Street Paws, Inc. is a group of individuals working to improve the lives of animals living on the streets in Georgia. We are 501(c)(3) tax exempt, incorporated with the State of Georgia and approved by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
We work to reduce animal population through spay/neuter. Promote responsible pet ownership including vaccinations and humane education and seek suitable homes for unwanted and neglected animals.
The purpose of Street Paws, Inc. is to work with local county animal control shelters, county government and other animal groups for the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, including the reduction of animal overpopulation through spay/neuters and publicizing the benefit thereof; promote responsible pet ownership including vaccinations, improve the lives of animals living on the streets, provide humane education to the citizenry and foster a healthy relationship between people and animals.
Street Paws, Inc. shall assist to house homeless, neglected and abused animals, provide veterinary care, seek suitable homes for animals without owners; support local shelters to maximize reclaims, adoptions and foster opportunities, to reduce euthanasia, transfer animals to other licensed animal rescue groups; and provide euthanasia when necessary. These animals are surrendered or given to Street Paws, Inc. by their owners, animal shelters, Humane Societies, and other persons.
Street Paws, Inc. is out on the streets daily taking a progressive, proactive approach to establishing a permanent resolution to the stray companion animal problem through dedicated rescue efforts, sheltering, community outreach programs, education, collaborations, and the encouragement of responsible pet guardianship.
Street Paws Mission Statement:
Any animal we come across who finds themselves without a home will not go hungry or unloved. When funds and space allow, Street Paws will take the homeless animal under our wing, notify the proper authorities, network them and try to find them a new home. We will care for and provide comfort and aid to homeless pets in a variety of ways. If the animal is tame, we will network to find a home for them. If the animal is feral, we will feed and care for the animal in their own environment. Every action will be taken to provide the animal(s) with a proper diet and bedding. Spaying and neutering these ferals is of great importance to us. We will do what we can to ensure the feral population will be kept to a minimum. We also seek to educate pet owners about the importance of spaying and neutering, annual vaccinations and the importance of a true commitment to their pet as a family member to help ensure their pet does not become another homeless statistic as well.
Our current activities include:
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for semi-feral and feral cats. We work to get all the animals sterilized so that the overpopulation and spread of diseases is averted. Food and water stations are set up to maintain the colonies. We do not release animals that are sick or not healthy. All cats are given rabies shots prior to release. We have now sterilized 351 kitties as of February 2017. After the recommended post-op period is completed then the feral is returned to their colony. A volunteer Colony Caretaker is assigned the task of providing fresh food and water daily to ensure the quality of life for the returned ferals.
Food and water program for stray, semi-feral and feral dogs. The food and water program is a network of volunteers working to sustain homeless animals that still await rescue. We supply feeders with food, when available. Volunteers drive to stations, replenish food and water and collect field data to assist with caring for the animals until a permanent solution can be found. The feeding program is critical to the animals’ survival, as well as their health and well being while they wait to be humanely trapped, spayed and neutered and rehabilitated.
Education- Street Paws, Inc. has developed specific information about the practice of Trap-Neuter-Return of feral felines, spay/neuter, heartworms, vaccinations and a new dog fact sheet and disseminate this information via our website, flyers, and education for children in schools. We have partnered with the Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity to provide animal welfare education to new homeowners on a quarterly basis.
As of February 2017 we currently have 12 dogs, 2 puppies and 15 cats, 6 kittens in our foster program. We have multiple cat colonies at this time (currently 11 colonies and apx 50 cats) in very populated areas such as Waffle House’s, Skybox, Children’s Healthcare, Sun Suites, a cemetery, Marathon gas station, Mobile gas station and Burger King. We rescued 117 dogs/puppies and adopted out 103 dogs/puppies. We rescued 54 cats/kittens and have adopted out 33/cats/kittens from 2014-2017.