"Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever."

- Karen Davison

Pets Are Worth Saving,Inc. (PAWS) is a not-for-profit, no-kill animal welfare organization, rescuing and making available for adoption, homeless and otherwise unwanted animals. PAWS was founded primarily as a means to prevent the destruction of valuable, adoptable animals due to the rapid increases in population--specifically dogs and cats--within the Union County (Illinois) area, solely funded by donations and fund raisers within the greater community.


We are always in need of volunteers at PAWS Place, whether it is fund-raising or cleaning kennels you are helping make a difference! If you would like to get involved, please contact us by email at or please contact us at the office, (618)- 833- 3647. Non-monetary donations are also excellent, such as those on our wish list:
- Canned and Dry Kitten Food
- Dry Puppy Food
- Dog and Cat Toys
- Cleaning products such as bleach, disinfectants, wips, dish and laundry detergents.


Feel free to reach out to us, we look forward to matching you with one of our adorable rescues!

Karee Sweitzer PAWS Manager

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Hours, Location and Contact

52 Dog Walk Road
Anna, IL 62906


Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday
By Appointment Only

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