Our Lifesaving Jean Tabor Welcome Room and our Spay/Neuter project at Helping PAWS Pet Rescue, Inc. are proudly supported by the Petco Foundation.

Helping PAWS Pet Rescue, Inc. is a proud recipient of spay/neuter funding from the BISSELL Pet Foundation.
Helping PAWS Pet Rescue, Inc. is a proud recipient of funding from
Maddie's Fund®, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.

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About Helping PAWS Pet Rescue

Helping PAWS Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been active in the Ashland, Washburn and Bayfield, WI area since February of 2006.

Our Mission

Helping PAWS Pet Rescue, Inc. was founded for the sole purpose of helping to stop the suffering of companion animals caused by homelessness, overpopulation, and mistreatment. The goal of the organization is that no adoptable companion animal ever be euthanized for lack of medical care and a good home. This goal is not limited to dogs and cats, but extends equally to horses, rabbits, birds and other domestic species. Homeless and unwanted animals are offered not just a “humane” alternative, but are provided in each case the best possible process that would result in each individual pet finding its forever-home. This organization's mission is unique in that it includes not only young, healthy homeless pets, but also owner surrenders and individuals with medical needs that would cause them to be rejected by or euthanized by other organizations.

As a veterinarian who has, for 26 years, refused to perform "euthanasias of convenience", this mission is near and dear to my heart. I will happily continue to provide services and to volunteer for this organization for years to come!

Adopting from Helping PAWS Pet Rescue

We take in and adopt out kittens, cats, puppies and dogs and work with retired racehorses from time to time. Our purpose is to promote animal welfare through aggressive community outreach and education.

We strive to provide unparalleled care to our adoptable pets. When pets are adopted from Helping PAWS Pet Rescue, Inc., you can be assured that no corners are cut. These pets are provided with natural, high-quality nutrition, all appropriate vaccines (not just the bare minimum "core" vaccines), and are dewormed appropriately, based on individual fecal examinations. Any medical issues that may occur are treated appropriately, and all surgeries are performed with state of the art monitoring equipment and a surgical laser.

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