2018 Year in Review
As the year comes to a close, we want to take this opportunity not only to say THANK YOU for your support,
but also to give an overview of our budget and tell you about a few of our accomplishments.
Keeping a nonprofit going is a difficult task. PAWS works hard to raise money, but success also comes down
to local government valuing our service, private foundations backing specific projects, and the public supporting
our mission via donations.
Budget Breakdown of Incoming Funds
Individual donations - 33%
Government-funded animal control (local towns and the county) - 27%
Adoptions, reclaims, retail, microchipping, dog park memberships, etc. - 21 %
Grant funding - 19%
2018 Stats Thus Far
524 animals adopted and 73 lost pets reunited with their owners
752 animals taken in
100+ cats trapped/neutered/released throughout Washington County
Granted Projects Completed
$13,000 Foundation Repair - Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) and Brinton Trust
Five Year Dog Room Renovation - Miccio Foundation, Brinton Trust and Animal Relief Trust
New roof - Donors and Washington Iowa Betterment Foundation
Continuing Education ( canine behavior and health training) - St. Croix Valley Foundation
PAWS & More exists to serve the community, and it’s essential that the community supports us and believes in our mission. THANK YOU for believing in us.
The #1 item on the PAWS Christmas list this year is a new van. Having a reliable vehicle is critical to our daily
operations. Assistance in reaching our $20,000 goal will help us start the new year off with our pedal to the floor.
In the winter months, general funding is especially important. It keeps the lights on and the heat running! Unrestricted donations can be used anywhere in the shelter and help us respond to our animals’ most urgent needs.
May 2019 be a prosperous and peaceful year for each and every one of you. We look forward to working together to assist those that need our help.