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Welcome to Protection of Animals in Wakefield Society, Inc.

PAWS is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare organization, founded in 1982 by the late Esther Nowell.
We serve many communities north of Boston. Our mission is to promote and protect the rights and well-being of all domestic animals and wildlife, and foster greater understanding of animal welfare and animal rights through education.

Humane Response Line Number ( 24 Hour Voicemail ) 551.800.7297 (551.800.PAWS)
Office: 411 Lowell Street, Wakefield, MA 01880
Please leave a message. We have volunteers monitoring the messages daily. 

MA Dept of Agriculture License # 0168


Thanks to the generosity of our donors,

PAWS helped more than 250 cats in need in 2023

Please help us continue our mission. 

Together, we can make a difference for more local felines.

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