PAWS & More

1004 1/2 W Madison St
Washington, IA  52353

(319) 653-6713

Tuesday/Thursday: 12PM - 6PM

Wednesday & Friday - Sunday: 12PM - 4PM

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2018 Year in Review

 Thank you! 

Dear Friends,

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.