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Our Organization

Street Paws incorporated in Dec 2012 and was established in 2013, we are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, incorporated with the State of Georgia, have a City of Locust Grove business license and are licensed 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.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that homeless animals are provided food, medical attention, and love until a suitable forever home is found. For ferals, this may include supporting them in their original environment through our special care initiative. In addition, we also focus on spay/neuter and
vaccination efforts that include educational programs for our communities to ensure their pets do not become another homeless statistic.

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Current Activities

Foster Program- We work to provide the best homes for the pets in our care. The majority reside in Foster homes until adopted. We supply all food, supplies and veterinary care. The foster supplies the love, structure and loving home for them until they are adopted. The pets attend adoption events at locations such at our new Street Paws shelter, and Petsupermarket to hope to find their new furever family.

Shelter- We now have a shelter. We perform meet and greets and adoption events here. We currently house 12 indoor and 4 outdoor kitties onsite. 

Education- Street Paws, Inc. makes appearances at local schools with friendly foster animals to educate students about proper per care and how our rescue helps animals in our community and 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, and flyers.

Community Outreach- We help local citizens with veterinary care including spay/neuter, food and supplies.

 

Courtesy Post Program- When we are full and can no longer accept pets we offer citizens a courtesy post of their pet to help them safely rehome their pet and if needed provided veterinary care prior to adoption. 

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 injured. All cats are given rabies shots prior to release. We have now sterilized over 669 feral kitties as of July 2024. 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. We currently manage 4 cat colonies that have apx 30 cats. At this time we only perform TNR in our managed colonies. We loan out traps and provide education to the general public to perform TNR  as a self service program. 

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.

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