Paws and Prayers was incorporated as a rescue in July of 2001. The name Paws and Prayers came from the thought of most rescuers that beloved cast off animals need all the prayers and support they can get, and it is only through a higher power's intervention through the human rescuers, that these animals can be saved to have happy lives in loving homes as INSIDE pets.
Foster homes were developed where the animals could live and get use to people caring about them. In the first year over 200 dogs and cats were saved, the second year: 300, the third year: 400, the fourth year: 600 and it has kept going up since then with our last year of 2012, Paws and Prayers saved 1,352 animals.
All the adoption fees and donations go towards food and high medical costs. We have dogs who come in the door needing surgery or puppies who contract parvo or other maladies. We have pets that have been left at the pound due to medical conditions their former owners did not want to pay for, and animals surrendered due to death or infirmity of caretakers. The concept of Paws and Prayers was that a foster can take the animal that touches their heart, nurse and mentor that animal until he/she can find his/her fur-ever home. It has worked over and over again and will continue to work with your help. You can find more information about becoming a foster parent here or donate here to help us continue our work.
And of course, when you are looking for your next pet, please consider a rescue animal!