PAWS sincerely thanks all of its supporters!
~ 76 animals were adopted in 2014-15 (Apr – Mar).
~ 69 animals were adopted in 2015-16 (Apr – Mar).
~ 61 animals were adopted in 2016-17 (Apr – Mar).             

Thank you for contributing to this success. Your generosity is truly appreciated!


Best West Pet Foods regularly provides dry pet food to PAWS. The cats & dogs enjoy the Profile/Dietrich brands while at the Animal Adoption Centre or in foster homes. Thank you Best West!

  Alana and her team at The Dog Den offer grooming of all dogs that come into care. This helps them feel fresh, look fabulous and find the homes they deserve. Thanks Dog Den!

  PAWS would like to thank the Portage Chapter of the Taoist Tai Chi Society for its generous donation! The many supplies gathered will greatly help all of our animals in need.

  A lemonade stand operated by Avery, Abby, and Madison earned $60 this past summer and it was generously donated to PAWS! Anita Miles and Cherry the cat were on hand to accept this gift. Thank you kindly for this contribution towards animal care in the community!

  Portage Animal Welfare Society Inc. extends a huge THANK YOU to the many businesses that have sponsored or donated to PAWS this year. Without their support, we would not be able to do what we do!

  Pet Valu Portage la Prairie held its annual Thanks For Giving fundraiser and chose PAWS as the beneficiary! Food and donations were collected during the month of October. We are so grateful for this donation, it will help many animals. Thank you Pet Valu for thinking of PAWS!


The Fur Ball once again was a great success and fundraiser! It was an entertaining evening with so many amazing costumes. Thank you to everyone who came out and to those who supported PAWS in various ways. The 12th Annual Fur Ball raised over $2000 towards improving the lives of stray and abandoned animals!


What a feel good day! On behalf of PAWS, Taylor Green accepted a cheque for $2,937 raised through the Co-op Fuel Good Day in September. What an amazing amount! Thank you Portage Co-op Gas Bar and everyone who participated in Fuel Good Day!

  Many thanks to the staff at Scotiabank in Portage la Prairie. They raised $205 which will go towards the care and welfare of stray and abandoned animals in the City and RM of Portage. Thank you!

  PAWS would like to extend a sincere thank you to Cassie, Lexi, Emily and Olivia. These young ladies raised $85.00 for PAWS at their bake sale in the Peony Farm on Sep 30. Thank you for thinking of the animals in need.  Such a delicious idea!

       PAWS is very fortunate to have support from so many great businesses. Our sponsors make fundraisers like this possible. Thank you again for helping make Pawlooza in the Park such a success!

Shewfelt’s Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
Westview Dental Centre
Hill’s Drug Store
Westward Ford Sales Ltd.
Point West Electrical Mechanical Services Inc.
Best West Pet Foods
St. Claude Veterinary Clinic
Sun & Snow

Thanks also to Portage Co-op, Sobeys and Prairielands Kennel Home of Prairieside GSDS for their donations to Pawlooza in the Park!

And thank you Prairieburn K9 Academy for donating all of the meat for the BBQ. It was a hit!

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 Congratulations to our highest pledgers for Pawlooza:  Carla Jackson & Kalie Miles. Thank you for all your hard work. PAWS appreciates your support!

  PAWS would like to extend a huge thank you to Ella Tully and the Tully family for the gracious donation of $500 at Pawlooza in the Park. This money will benefit many animals in PAWS care. Thank you!

  Thank you to everyone who came out to the PAWS Pooch Pool Party Sep 4. We raised $390! A sincere thank you to Portage Regional Recreation Authority for donating the rental fee and allowing us to use Splash Island. What an awesome way to end the summer!

  Thanks to everyone who supported PAWS at the Portage Co-op Community BBQ on Friday Aug 18. Our great community came together and raised $783! This generosity helps PAWS ensure stray and abandoned animals can have the life they deserve.

  PAWS is very grateful for the generous donation in July of $520.00 from the K F Arrow Hangar 2 Social Club!  Thanks for thinking of the cats & dogs.

  PAWS extends a huge THANK YOU to Chia’s Pets for graciously donating $400! Chia’s Pets is a subdivision of The Ian & Rochelle Laing Family Foundation which provides Manitoba pet and wildlife rescues and shelters with donations for their causes. Thank you very much for your support!

       Thank you to Best West Pet Foods and everyone who attended the BBQ in support of PAWS on Friday July 28. With your help, we raised over $900! The generosity and support from this community is making a difference in the lives and welfare of animals. Thank you!

 Sophia held an Adopt-a-Stuffy fundraiser and raised $240 for PAWS! Wow! Thank you for considering all the PAWS animals in need!

  Thank you to the Portage Clinic for raising $170 from their Staff Blue Jean Fund. Donations are made to wear jeans on a Friday. That was such a nice gesture, thank you so much!

PAWS extends a huge thank you to our wonderful community for all your support for our garage sale! We raised a whopping $1191.90!! Thank you to everyone who donated their treasures and thank you to everyone who came by to support. Because of YOU we can help more animals!

Thank you d & c  A big thank-you to Bonnie McRae and the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority for choosing PAWS as the recipient of their fundraiser at the provincial conference for women educators on April 29th. We received a generous donation of $530. This is most appreciated!

Stride Credit Union  PAWS would like to say thank you to Stride Credit Union for a generous donation. We are so extremely grateful! It was such a nice surprise and will help our animals so much. Thank you!

CFPD Lions Club Thank You  The Community Foundation of Portage and District notified PAWS of a very generous donation. PAWS is fortunate that the Portage Lions Club selected us as one of the recipients of their Donor Advised Fund earnings. On April 20th we received a cheque for $597.00. We are very appreciative of this donation and grateful that we were chosen. Thank-you so very much!

EF Moon Construction Ltd.                                            KB Tessier Ltd.

P.A.W.S would like to say a huge thank you to E.F. Moon Construction Ltd. for donating their time and labour and installing weeping tile around our building to help stop the flooding issues we have been having. They have worked hard to help protect our animals and we are so grateful! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
We’d also like to thank Ken and Cindy Tessier of KB Tessier Snow Clearing & Landscaping Ltd. for donating the weeping tile we needed. We are so touched by your generosity!
Thank you from all of us at P.A.W.S! We are so lucky to have such a great community that helps out when needed!

Abby Reichert donation  In lieu of birthday presents, Abby requested donations be made to benefit animal welfare. PAWS was presented with a wonderful $100 contribution at the March Adoptathon. Thank you for this thoughtful gift!

  Love and kindness was in the air this past February at Yellowquill School. The Grade 4 class sold bags of Valentine candy and raised almost $200 and presented it to PAWS. Thanks for this generous donation – how sweet!

Hearts for PAWS 2017  PAWS extends a huge thank you to Best West Pet Foods in Portage as well as to everyone who bought a heart to support us! Thanks also to the Laing Family Foundation/ @ChiasPets for the additional donation. We cannot express how touched we are every time the community shows us support! Thank you for helping us save animals!

EAMS donation  PAWS would like to express our gratitude to the students of Ecole Arthur Meighen School for their dedicated fundraising efforts. On Feb. 16 we were presented with $105.65 along with a generous donation of eight tote bags of much needed items from our “Wish List”. We appreciate the effort that went into this. Thank-you!

ECVS Thankyou  As part of Ecole Crescentview School’s sustainable development goal, the Grade 3 classes held a bake sale Jan. 26 to raise funds for a local community group. PAWS was chosen and $741.25 was raised!  They also collected donations of much needed supplies. Thank you students, staff & families for this incredible support of animals in need.

JEM Muscle Therapy Massage-a-thon  Thank you JEM Muscle Therapy Clinic for your donation of time and talent during the January Adoptathon.  Thanks also to those who came out and supported their first Massage-a-thon. PAWS gratefully received $500.00 from this wonderful idea!

rescue-of-choice-award-2016  PAWS is a recipient of the 2016 Rescue of Choice Award from Gatewest Coin. This award is donated to top ranking Animal Rescues and Shelters in 2016. We would like to thank Jasmine Allen, Director of Chia’s Pets and Gatewest Coin, for this wonderful donation. This will help out our rescued animals tremendously. What a start to the new year – thank you!