PAWS (People & Animal Welfare Society Inc) is a non-profit organisation promoting community welfare through Ahimsa (non-violence) and is largely staffed by volunteers.

PAWS People & Animal Welfare Society was formed in the year 2000 and incorporated in the year 2004. PAWS is essentially a community group attracting  members, supporters and volunteers who feel inspired by the goals and purposes of the society. PAWS represents the culture of non-violence and PAWS members try to exemplify this principle in their day to day lives. Anyone who comes in contact with PAWS has the opportunity to become more aware of the value animal welfare holds for human society and how a meat free diet is the best choice to alleviate animal suffering, help to protect the environment, and to bring goodness to people.


Be Kind to Animals Week


Now we all know that we should be kind to animals 365 days a year but what this week does is give us the opportunity to take time out of our busy lives and show the world we care. Here’s how; upload the Be Kind To Animals Week logo as your Facebook profile picture for the week. This may be something like volunteering at your local animal shelter, highlighting an animal welfare issue that is important to you or helping out a neighbour in need. (Remember we humans are also a part of the animal kingdom!) So no matter where you are and no matter what you do, there’s no excuse to not make a positive difference in the life of an animal. For more ideas about things to do and for information about the events happening this week please visit the Be Kind To Animals Week website.


Animal news

RSPCA wants to work alongside the cattle industry to improve standards

September 2nd, 2015

AgForce cattle president Bim Struss said engaging with the RSPCA was essential if the industry wanted to build its social licence to operate RSPCA does not support live export Mr Townend told the online forum of producers that the RSPCA had three priorities for improving animal welfare over the next five years. “I think the […]

Seaward may not be meeting federal standards

September 2nd, 2015

RSPCA pre packaged chicken raises some animal welfare issues

September 2nd, 2015

Animal welfare campaigners to stage mass protest over ‘sick’ Taiji dolphin drives

September 2nd, 2015

Put the cameras in farms, not outside

September 2nd, 2015

PAWS events

Fairbridge Music Festival

March 21st, 2015

An annual family-friendly celebration of folk and world music in a traffic-free, self-contained rural village with something for everyone. Almost 100 acts will entertain you on this amazing magical escape from our everyday lives. Don’t miss out on WA’s best kept secret that has been a firm favourite for over 20 years all just 5 […]

Future Music 2015

February 7th, 2015

Good Life under 18’s Music Festival 2015

February 7th, 2015

Southbound 2015

November 20th, 2014

Conscious Living Expo

September 20th, 2014



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People & Animal Welfare Society Inc
70 Railway Pde, Bayswater WA 6053
Email: paws.admin [at]

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