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The Creston Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS) is a registered charity established in 1996.  We are a volunteer based organization committed to finding safe, loving, forever homes for abused, abandoned, stray and unwanted animals in the Creston Valley.

PAWS serves an area of approximately 3500 square miles in the southeast corner of British Columbia.  In 2010, our goal to establish Claudia's Place, a full service animal shelter facility, was achieved.

PAWS volunteers take to heart our motto: 
"Men have forgotten this truth........but you must not forget it.  You become responsible forever for what  you have tamed."
              
('The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

CLICK HERE for Important Information on Pet & Animal Emergency Preparedness

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Shelter Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays

We are an organization made up almost entirely of volunteers.  Our one paid employee is our on-site caretaker, whose wages are offset by the rental of our Caretaker Cottage.  We are a private charity, exclusive to the Creston Valley.  We are not affiliated with or funded by the BCSPCA, or by the Provincial or Municipal Government.  Our funding comes from donations, fundraising and grants.

   
FEATURED PET
Iris 
Hi I'm Iris, a beautiful young grey mama! I have have brought up my beautiful kittens (Indigo, India, Iggy and Ireland) and I am ready to start my new life as someone special pet! I am a little shy at first, but have no fear, I come around and would be a wonderful kitty for someone who will take the time to get to know me!

 
 
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