Love Your Pets
Give Them Care
Starting in 2000, PAWS provided medical services to sick
and injured animals, treating animals in parking lots and
later in a government-provided office, and hosted
spay/neuter clinics twice a year, bringing in
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Donate & Support
Your generous donations will help PAWS continue to provide
low-cost medical care to the animals of Palau.
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PAWS’s goal is to provide veterinary services in Palau by opening an independent, low-cost vet clinic. PAWS is drawing on community and international support…
PAWS focuses its effort on making lifetime, lasting relationships between animals and people. We encourage adoptions that fit the lifestyle of the adopter…
The Palau Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a non-profit corporation founded in 2000 by a small group of animal lovers to promote the health and well-being of domestic animals in Palau. PAWS promotes population control through spay/neuter clinics and public education, and is actively engaged in teaching the community about animal welfare. PAWS is currently in the process of developing its own low-cost veterinary clinic in Palau.
Did You Know?
One Unspayed Female Dog
Will Result In:
|1 Year||16 Dogs|
|2 Years||128 Dogs|
|3 Years||512 Dogs|
|4 Years||2,048 Dogs|
|5 Years||12,288 Dogs|
|6 Years||67,000 Dogs|
One Unspayed Female Cat
Will Result In:
|1 Year||12 Cats|
|2 Years||67 Cats|
|3 Years||376 Cats|
|4 Years||2,107 Cats|
|5 Years||11,801 Cats|
|6 Years||66,088 Cats|
Animal Welfare in Palauan Culture
Long ago in Palau there was a childless widow who wanted children of her own. One day her wish was granted, but she gave birth to a banded sea snake. Rather than becoming scared, she loved her snake son like a human child and cared for him until he became too big to live in the house. The mother was getting old and because of this she could no longer go fishing for her family. So the snake took over this responsibility. He would trap the fish with his long slender body. The snake, still a young boy wanted to play with other children, but the boys from the village were scared of him. He told his mother of his sadness so his mother wished for another child to become his playmate. Nine months later she gave birth to a cat. Despite the two being very different creatures the cat sister and snake brother got along very well. The snake kept fishing and the cat kept the rats away. They loved playing together at the beach by the house. Sadly, the village started talking about how unusual the family was, the stories reached the widow’s ears and she cried quietly about how she wished to have a family that was accepted. The snake heard this and told his sister. Deeply saddened by their situation the siblings rant away to sea. The cat jumped on her brother’s back as he swam out with the tide. A few days later they landed at Ngeluul in Yap. There the snake trapped fish on this sister rested in the shade. A man gathering coconuts saw them the trapped fish and ran to catch some. He was surprised to find a giant snake feeding fish to a cat.