Our Mission: To improve the quality of life of stray and abandoned companion animals.
Portage Animal Welfare Society Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization which is operated exclusively by volunteers and is managed by a Board of Directors.
In October 2014, P.A.W.S. Inc. realized its dream of opening an Animal Adoption Centre (AAC). The centre allows us to intake and shelter cats while they wait to be adopted into their forever homes. The cats are cared for by volunteers who give generously of their time to ensure they are provided a safe, clean environment. The cats are allowed time for socialization, exercise and plenty of cuddles on a daily basis. The AAC operates under the guidelines of the Chief Veterinarian Office of Manitoba and is subject to regular inspections to ensure quality of care for the cats. Our adoptable dogs are cared for in foster homes. The foster families play a valuable role in socializing the dogs to the family environment in preparation for being placed in suitable permanent homes. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in more information about the AAC or Foster Care Program.
Board of Directors:
Chair – Taylor Lilley
Treasurer – Laura Moran
Director of Adoptions – Sonya Brasseur
Director of Foster Care & Intake –
Director of Fundraising – Stephanie Arnott
Director of Marketing – Kalie Miles
Director of Volunteers – Catherine Aller-Brooke
Cat Coordinators – Elaine Verwey & Judy Hughes
Member at Large – Katie Ryshak