P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County Humane Center
P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County Humane Center


Where to Find Us:

P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County

(Partners for Animal Welfare Society, Inc.)

P.A.W.S. Humane Center
200 Charles A Liddle Dr
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Phone:  812-577-0829

Fax: 812-577-0833

Featured Pets


Shepherd Mix

6 years old

Female - Spayed


Iris a wiggly butt of happiness. She loves to talk to you and knows how to sit on command. Iris gets along with male dogs. She enjoys going on walks and playing outside. She shows you how much she loves you, with her slobbery loving kisses. A butt rub will win her over for life.  



Domestic Long Hair


1 1/2 years old

Male - Neutered


Mannie is a quiet, loving cat that will bring you joy. He loves taking cat naps in his cat igloo. Who is ready to give Mannie a furever home?

How Can I Help P.A.W.S.?

P.A.W.S. was chartered as a non-profit organization in the state of Indiana in April 2001, and received tax exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS code in February 2002.

Donate Online
Quick and easy!  You can choose to donate through your credit card or PayPal. No checks, no postage, no hassles! Please click here to go to our PayPal page.  THANK YOU!


Kroger Rewards

It's easier than it looks!  You can help PAWS earn money to care for Dearborn County's homeless animals just by using your Kroger Plus Card every time you shop.  You won't spend a penny more than you normally would.  Every time you use your Kroger Plus Card, Kroger will make a donation to PAWS.  NPO # YT433


Click on Kroger Rewards button above or on the left of this screen to get started.

Angel Fund

What is the Angel Fund?

Financial demands of providing excellent care for our dogs and cats each year, combined with the extra cost of special veterinary treatments, limit our ability to meet unique medical needs. The Angel Fund was established by P.A.W.S. Humane Center as a way to cover expenses for treatment above and beyond the regular veterinary services animals receive while in our care.

Animals come in that require special treatment or surgeries, which may be from being abused, being hit by a car, or birth defects that require special surgeries.


George, is one of many animals, which has come to us in need of some extra attention. George came to P.A.W.S. in January of 2017. At the end of January he went to get his bilateral entropion repair on both his eyes. He stayed in foster until he was better and ready to be adopted. George is now happy in his furever home.

Pixie and Tinkerbelle came into the shelter in April 2017.Pixie within a couple of days had 2 hernia surgeries. They stayed in foster until their adoption in May to a loving home! Pixie is now Piper! Tinkerbell is now Willow!

All donations to P.A.W.S. are tax deductible.

Donations can be mailed to:
P.A.W.S. Angel Fund

200 Charles A. Liddle Drive

Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Kuranda Dog and Cat Bed
We have chosen Kuranda beds to use in our center because they are of good quality, cost effective, and comfortable. Even though these beds are sturdy, they need to be replaced on a regular basis throughout the year due to chewing and general wear and tear. P.A.W.S. Humane Center is always in need of dog and cat beds! If you would like to donate a bed to provide comfort for our shelter friends, you can have a Kuranda bed sent directly to P.A.W.S. Humane Center.                         Please click here to go to our Kuranda page.

Marchioro Perla Pet Bed 30.5in

We use these beds for our cats and dogs. When dogs of all ages and sizes come into the shelter scared and nervous, we place blankets in these beds. They curl up and feel safer in a strange, loud environment. Our cats love to group together and take afternoon naps. We go through several beds due to chewing, clawing, and general wear and tear. If you would like to donate a bed you can go on amazon and have the bed shipped directly to P.A.W.S. Humane Center.

Amazon Smile

How can reading a book help P.A.W.S. Humane Center animals?  Check out Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Partners For Animal Welfare Society Of Dearborn County Inc whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.  Same products, same prices, same service.  Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.



WAYS of GIVING- For caring people like you who are looking for ways to be involved in making a difference in a homeless animal’s life.  The program provides unique ways to honor friends, family and loved ones by offering Memorial and Tribute opportunities.  P.A.W.S. welcomes gifts of cash or property, memorials, tributes, and bequests. Please see below for more on our Ways of Giving Program.  


Gifts of Cash / Property - Individuals may make a donation of cash or property (including stocks, bonds, or real estate). Check with your financial advisor regarding the tax benefits of such gifts.


Memorial Donations - Your memorial donation to P.A.W.S. can provide a lasting memorial for a friend, relative, or loved one.


Tribute Donations - A tribute donation can be made as a unique way to acknowledge a birthday, wedding, anniversary, holiday, or other special occasion.


Bequests - Your will or trust can designate that a specific amount be transferred as a gift to P.A.W.S. Check with your financial advisor for help in setting this up.



PILLARS of GIVING– Is a program created to recognize major monetary donations. Donors to the P.A.W.S. Pillars of Giving program will each year be recognized on a plaque in the P.A.W.S. Humane Center entryway.


P.A.W.S. Pillars of Giving recognizes contributors at three levels:

  • Benefactor Level: $2,500 and above
  • Protector Level:   $1,000 - $2,499
  • Advocate Level:   $500 - $999

All donations to P.A.W.S. are tax deductible.

Donations can be mailed to:
P.A.W.S. Giving Program

200 Charles A. Liddle Drive

Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

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