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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

Shelter Hours:
Monday 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
Buster 
I'm a PAWS Pet! Click here to find out more about me.

I'm Buster a handsome long haired Orange and White neutered male cat, approx. 3 years old. I'm very friendly and gentle boy with the sweetest of meows. I need of a new home since my previous owners couldn't take me with them. I am familiar with being an indoor/outdoor cat if that is what you are looking for. It sure would be nice having someone to love again, please come meet me!

 
 
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