WHO WE ARE?
Paws For Change is a not for profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of dogs on both a local and global scale.
The name reflects our mission to encourage people to ‘pause’ and indeed help ‘change’ the lives and welfare of man’s (and woman’s) best friend.
Paws For Change was born after one too many nights of witnessing the horrors of the overseas dog meat trade via social media and the frustration at not being able to do more. Ongoing research led to the realisation that many people are still unaware of how widespread this cruel and unnecessary practice is.
Research also showed just how many dogs are in need in our own country.
Locally we aim to work with existing grass root shelters and rescue groups to help more dogs find loving fur-ever homes and thereby save some of the thousands of dogs needlessly euthanized each year. We also aim to work with charity partners overseas to fund their existing rescue and re-homing programs as well as vital vet work and sterilisation of thousands of unwanted street dogs in various locations.
Paws For Change is not a rescue group or shelter in itself, but rather, will partner with these existing organisations to raise awareness for what they do and raise funds for much needed projects such as new bedding, structures and food so they might continue their amazing work.
Paws For Change is impassioned to make a real difference for dogs worldwide and will work tirelessly on our initial goal to help educate, legislate and advocate for those within our society who show the most love and loyalty and yet are without a voice.
We will EDUCATE by supporting and promoting the many grass-root shelters within our own backyard, as well as highlighting the tireless work of our overseas partners who are seeking to stamp out the dog meat industry.
We will LEGISLATE our own government as well as overseas agencies and governments for the introduction and enforcement of fair practice animal welfare laws.
We will ADVOCATE for the protection and humane treatment of dogs both here and across the globe.
“I said… ’Somebody should do something about that.’
Then I realised I am that somebody”
Lily Tomlin (Actor & Animal Activist)
Paws For Change aims to be that ‘somebody’; to step up; to make a difference.
Will you be that ‘somebody’ too…?